Knittique is now in its second year of producing exclusive, limited-edition hand-painted yarns, and this is the first color I've created with this particular yarn, a wonderful 4-ply sock-weight Superwash merino wool. (Most sock yarns are 2-ply.) And note the amazing yardage!
This deeply glowing colorway, Labradorite, is the newest addition to my Minerals Collection. Like the gemstone that inspired it, the colors include many subtle variations of deep ocean blues, teal, and turquoise, sparked with accents of intense chartreuse and subtle bronze-greens. Gorgeous!
YARN & COLOR NOTES: The skein(s) you'll receive will look like the one in the 2nd photo (shown after rewinding). Please note that colors may look different on your device; let me know if you have questions about the colors.
Color: HP0130 Labradorite
Yarn name: Wiggly 4-ply
Fiber: 100% Superwash merino wool
Suggested needles: U.S. #1-3
Like this color palette? Get the palette, with color specifications and editable layers, to use in your own projects!
Skein weight: 100 g/3.5 oz.
Gauge: U.S. #1 needle: 26 sts/38 rows = 4”
PLEASE NOTE: All yarns will be wound into center-pull balls before shipping, so they'll arrive ready-to-use! If you'd rather your yarn was left in skein form (as shown here), you must let us know when you place your order. Thank you!
Care: Since this is a Superwash wool, you can certainly put it in the washing machine, in cool water and a delicate cycle. Dry on the lowest heat setting you have. Personally, I would still hand wash in cool water with mild detergent. Rinse in cool water, and gently squeeze out excess water. Lay on towels or drying rack to air-dry.
PROJECT IDEAS: I suspect this yarn will be incredibly versatile, especially considering it's 4-ply, which gives it more strength, but also a more substantial drape. Depending on the pattern you're using, 1 of these skeins may be enough for a pair of socks, especially if they're anklets or yoga socks. 1 skein would also make a luxurious scarf (this would be a good color for guys), and 2 skeins would be plenty for a good-sized wrap or shawl. Thinking of indulging in all 4 skeins? That quantity should be enough for a simple sleeveless top.
(P.S. There is a FREE pattern for a lace scarf on Knittique's website! Please scroll down past the cowl pattern to find the scarf pattern.)