Wuthering Heights palette | preorder

  • Wuthering Heights is a different type of book for me and for this subscription. It's not from the young adult genre, and is a firmly gothic novel written in the Victoria era. As such, it draws from religiously-rooted views of good and evil. And yet, the book touches me deeply in ways that feel congruent with our other reads from 2019.

    There is a deep sense of place, a love of the outdoors and the wildness of the moors, and a longing for home and belonging. Emil Bronte beautifully juxtaposes themes of judgment versus pity, love and obsession, and violence and revenge.

    For the color palette, I leaned into the parts of the book I love the most: the wildness of the moors, the natural world, and the love story.

    Color notes (clock-wise from top center)

    Yorkshire Moors is a rich, deep, warm green.

    Heathcliff is a complex dark grey, with hints of the green moors and darkest nights. It's a moody and broody colorway, much like Heathcliff himself.

    Cathy is a warm rose, at times pink and other times coral, like the flush of Cathy's cheeks after a day spent outside, or the rosy pout of her lips.

    Shipping speed

    This is a pre-order, which means that I'll dye your yarn after you've ordered. I've set aside time in my January dye schedule and estimate that your yarn will ship in about 4 weeks, but please give me a bit of a buffer to allow for shipping delays from the mill and/or rainy weather here in San Francisco (which impacts how quickly yarn can dry).

  • How the colors will vary on different bases

    The pictured colorways are dyed on Smooth Sock. The dye formula looks a little different on each base, so let me tell you what to expect:

    House Blend no. 2: Colors will be a tiny bit softer and more glossy.

    House Sock: Colors will be softer and more matte.

    Smooth Sock: Colors mostly as pictured.

    Winter Sock: Colors will be lighter and softer.

    Merino Sport and Merino DK: Colors will be more saturated.

    Mohair Lace: Colors will be much darker, with a core of white silk running through. It's an interesting and lovey effect.

  • Mohair Lace ($30)
    72% kid mohair, 28% silk
    459 yards | 50g
    1-ply construction

    House Blend no. 2
    ($33)
    70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
    400 yards | 115g
    3-ply construction

    House Sock ($28)
    90% superwash American Targhee, 10% nylon
    465 yards | 115g
    3-ply construction

    Smooth Sock ($28)
    80% superwash merino, 20% nylon
    400 yards | 115g
    3-ply construction

    Winter Sock ($32)
    55% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 20% kid mohair
    438 yards | 100g
    4-ply construction

    Merino Sport
    ($30)
    100% superwash merino
    328 yards | 100g
    4-ply construction

    Merino DK
    ($30)
    100% superwash merino
    231 yards | 100g
    4-ply construction

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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