Mystery yarn grab bags

  • Let me surprise you.

    Mine is a working yarn studio, so I end up with lots of skeins that are test colors and experiments. I love putting them together in mystery sets which gives you a beautiful surprise at a sizeable discount from normal prices. It's a fun way to bring a dash of joy into your life.

    • Your skeins could be gently speckled or tonal

    • If you get colors you love, you'll know they are unique and ready to cast on

    • If you get colors that aren't your jam, you can pass them along to a friend to brighten someone else's day

  • House Blend no. 2 | 2 skeins for 46 (regularly $66)
    70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
    400 yards | 115g
    3-ply construction

    Smooth Sock | 2 skeins for $39 (regularly $56)
    80% superwash merino, 20% nylon
    400 yards | 115g
    3-ply construction

    Merino Sport
    | 2 skeins for $42 (regularly $60)
    100% superwash merino
    328 yards | 100g
    4-ply construction

    Merino DK
    | 2 skeins for $42 (regularly $60)
    100% superwash merino
    231 yards | 100g
    4-ply construction

  • Hand wash, air dry

    Finished projects knit with my yarn should be hand washed with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse, even superwash yarns. Always air dry to keep your knitwear looking its best.

    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. If you prefer to wash your socks in warm water, I recommend adding a color catcher to the wash. You can learn more about how water affects color in this article in the June 2018 issue of Spin Off magazine.

Watercolor speckles, dyed by hand in San Francisco

I call my style of hand-dyeing watercolor speckles. Each skein has multiple layers of color that blend, shift and merge, with intentional wee tiny random dots of intense color. When dyeing, I focus on what the final fabric will look like. My goal is a fabric that may look semi-solid from a distance but, when viewed closely, shows a depth of subtle color differences.

There will be variations in color intensity and placement. I 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.


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