Skeins purchased here are DYED TO ORDER and have a lead time to dispatch of approx. 7 days. Please note, photos show a recently dyed batch but some colour variation is possible. Dyed-to-order yarn does not qualify for our 'sweater quantity' discount.
(This yarn may be available 'off the shelf' here)
This Mohair/Silk blend is just divine. Soft, with an amazing sheen and the characteristic halo from the mohair. It is listed as a lace weight yarn based on yardage but the halo makes it super versatile and it will make a dense fabric knit at a tight gauge or a gorgeous open fabric, with a glorious airy feel knit more loosely. It's also fabulous held alongside a smooth laceweight yarn, or with a heavier weight yarn to create amazing colour effects and cosy, yet airy fabrics for shawls and sweaters...
We kettle dye Bray in small batches. Each skein is unique and most colourways are 'one of a kind' (so if you see something that steals your heart grab it while you can!)
As with all small-batch, hand-dyed yarn that doesn't have dye lots, we also recommend knitting alternate rows from two skeins when working on larger projects to avoid noticeable changes between skeins.
We use professional acid dyes with good light and wash fastness and do our best to exhaust every dye bath and to reuse water wherever possible to reduce any further environmental impact. Occasionally a small amount of 'loose' dye may remain in the yarn after rinsing (most likely with deeply saturated shades) and we always recommend hand washing in very cool water and pre-washing your yarn separately if you are intending to mix light and dark shades in a single garment/project.