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Phenomenal Woman palette mini-skein set

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  • A bouncy and versatile yarn.

    This lovely set of 5 mini-skeins is composed of my Phenomenal Woman palette and has 125g of yarn total (5 colorways; 25g each). It's perfect to knit the pictured shawl, Bibliophile in the small size, or any project where you might use mini-skeins. (Note: the pattern is NOT included in the kit. You can purchase it separately on Ravelry.)

    The base, Smooth Sock, is my most versatile yarn base: a plump, color-loving merino/nylon blend. It knits up beautifully for both socks and shawls and creates a plush fabric with optimum stitch definition.

    Smooth Sock
    80% superwash merino, 20% nylon
    400 yards | 115g
    3-ply construction
    Mini-skein set contains 5 colorways for a total of 500 yards (125g)

    Colorways: This set includes these 5 of my Phenomenal Woman colorways: Jo March, Phenomenal Woman, On the Pulse of Morning, Garcia Girls, and Blue Christmas) in 25-30g mini-skeins (approximately 100 yards each).

    Inspiration: Women writers and thinkers

    Yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above).

  • Smooth Sock is a fingering weight yarn that leans to the plump side.

    • Composed of 80% superwash Merino wool and 20% nylon.

    • Works well for both socks and shawls

    • For socks, aim for a gauge of 7.5 to 8 stitches per inch, which is usually achieved with a needle size of 2.25mm to US size 2 (2.75mm).

    • For shawls, aim for a gauge of 5 to 6 stitches per inch, which is usually achieved with a needle size of US 4 to 6 (3.5 to 4mm)

    Beauty in difference. Each skein is dyed by hand in small batches of just 4 or 5 skeins. There will be variations in color intensity and placement. We think that’s part of what makes each skein perfect – they’re not identical. If you will be using more than 1 skein in your project, alternate skeins to blend any color differences.

  • Care for your Little Skein yarn as you would a fine garment.

    Your finished shawl or other item should be hand-washed in cold water with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse. Depending on the difference in chemistry between your local water and mine, there may be some color bleeding in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this.

    Learn more about how water affects color in this article in the June 2018 issue of Spin Off magazine.

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