I'm delighted to offer a dye-to-order option for my new Beatrix Potter-inspired colorways.
Owl Island, Twinkleberry and Hill Top were created for our March subscription box, and subscribers can order full skeins of any (or all) of the three colorways on the base yarn of your choice. For reference, House Blend no. 2 is what is in your subscription box. It is my absolute favorite yarn for shawls and accessories. It has a firm twist and is ultra-soft with a luxurious 20% cashmere content.
House Blend no. 2
70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
400 yards | 115 grams
90% superwash American Targhee wool, 10% nylon
410 yards | 100 grams
House Merino DK
100% superwash merino wool
231 yards | 100 grams
Please allow approximately two to three weeks for me to dye, air dry, and reskein your yarn.
Owl Island is a soft ecru with light speckles of nut browns and the tiniest ever flecks of mustard, deep sailor blue, moss green and the occasional burgundy. Your eye will see just the nut browns at first, but if you look very closely in one of the heavily speckled areas, you may see these wee dye breaks.
Twinkleberry is a twinkling purple, and also a highly variable colorway. It sometimes leans cool and shows up with purples and blues and greys, and it sometimes leans warm with the same purples and greys and then splashes of rose purple and magenta. Sometimes, the very same skein will have both qualities in it!
Hill Top is a luscious watercolor variegate of green and gray, with all the shades of a shady forest from moss to olive to soft grey green. There are light sprinkles of nut brown, every so soft and infrequent.
I create the colors for our house yarns here in my home studio in San Francisco. Colors are then brought to life in small batches of just 4 or 5 skeins at a time.
When color is applied by hand like this, it adds a vibrance and vitality to the yarn that cannot be duplicated by commercial means. My dye partner and I treat each skein as a canvas and our colors as artist's brushes, preparing each skein as a luxury and delight for the knitter who will create with it.
Care of your finished knitting: I recommend you hand wash your finished knitted item in cold or lukewarm water and lay it flat to dry. While superwash yarns are treated so they can be machine washed, taking care to wash by hand and air dry will greatly prolong the life and beauty of your handknitted item.