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Lobelia 4 Ply Yarn Gradient Pack

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A pack of five mini-skeins of superwash merino 4ply (fingering) wool in a gradient that fades from a vibrant pink through to a lilac.

Each skein is 20g (80 metres), giving a total of 100g (400 metres) of pure 100% superwash merino sock yarn.

Each skein is subtly different from its neighbour, resulting in a group of closely related colours that will fade beautifully from one to the next.

Some of the colour transitions are very subtle, so each skein is labelled from A through to E, so if you get them mixed up, you know what order they started out.

Gradient packs are great for creating accent stripes against a contrasting colour, or can be used sequentially to get a fade from the first colour to the last.

Note: this colour is a slightly darker shade than the Sweet Pea Gradient pack - check the side by side photo to compare these two very similar colour packs.

The last photo shows a project made with two gradient packs - you can see more of that project with a link to the pattern here: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/glendaww/unexpected.


Product Code:  QPY00290
Skein Weight:  5 x 20g - 100g total
Yarn Weight:  4ply
Meterage per skein:  400m
Yarn Base:  Dolly - 100% Merino

Our standard shipping method is by post (Royal Mail).

The Dolly Family

Dolly (the sheep) is my signature yarn, a 100% merino in a choice of weights and finishes.

Dolly & Dolly SW

100% Merino available as a superwash or non-superwash yarn in different weights and skein sizes.

Soft and versatile, our best seller

 

Dolly Organic

Certified organic pure merino available in 100g skeins of DK and Aran weights.

Produced to the highest welfare standards

 

Dolly Tweed

Superwash and non-superwash merino plied together which gives a unique tweedy stripe when dyed.  Available in 100g skeins of DK weight.

Instant tweed, good for menswear

 

Dolly Singles

100% merino spun as a single strand, giving great stitch definition.  Available in 100g skeins of 4 ply and DK weights.

Awesome stitch definition

Aftercare notes for items made with hand dyed yarn

To get the most from your garments made from hand dyed yarn, please note the following:

Don’t leave lying around in bright sunlight

Although the dyes I use are lightfast, UV light from that giant ball of burning helium in the sky will fade pretty much anything over time.

Don’t wash wool in very hot water

Wool responds best to a warm wash with very little agitation.  Superwash wool can handle a fair bit of swishing around, but non-superwash wools (eg, organic) still have all their scales intact and are just looking for an excuse to lock together to make felt.  Scales on alpaca are smaller than wool, but given enough hot soapy water and agitation, it too can felt.

Don’t ‘shock’ wool

Switching from hot water to cold is one of the techniques used in felting, so unless you want to deliberately felt a non superwash wool or knitted/crocheted project, always keep that water at a consistent lukewarm temperature.

Superwash wool has been pre-treated to minimise the risk of felting and can be machine washed on a gentle wool cycle. Personally, I always hand wash – if I’ve spent that much time crocheting something, I’m not going to risk it!

Don’t wring it out too hard

I never use the machine for my hand made items and prefer to treat them to a gentle soak in lukewarm soapy water, usually in the bathroom sink.  I don’t agitate it as that can abrade the fibres and cause pilling.  I let the water drain, then gently roll up the wet item and press it flat against the side of the sink to get the bulk of the water out, so I can hold it while filling the sink again to rinse.  I never let running water hit the item either.  After a couple of rinses, I’ll press the bulk of the water out, then lay the item on a clean towel, roll up the towel to let it absorb some of the water, then dry the item flat.

Bleeding Dyes

I do all the right things to fix the dyes and create a permanent bond between dye molecules and the fibre I am working with. I wash everything and nothing leaves the studio until the rinse water runs completely clear.  However, when you wash an item, there are variables at play that could change things.  Water varies in acidity and hardness and certain soaps and washing powders contain enzymes which can affect dyes in different ways.  The first time you wash an item, these differences could cause a tiny bit of colour to leach out (particularly if you have the water too hot), but it should be very minor if it happens at all.

If you find any of my products are not colourfast at lukewarm temperatures, then please talk to me as they really shouldn’t do that.  If you are planning a project mixing strong colours with pale ones, then I strongly recommend that you make a swatch using all yarns involved and wash it to check everything is colourfast before you begin.

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