Pingle micro-minis are bundles of delightful teeny tiny micro 10g skeins of superwash merino with a hint of silver sparkle! Bundled in 5's (50g) or 10's (100g) we use these to knit gorgeous shawls like Hitchhiker, to embellish larger ones, to make fabulous scrappy mitts and hats or just to keep close by to squish when we need a pick-me-up...
We dye Pingle in small batches using a variety of techniques to develop layered tonal shades and complex variegated effects. 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!)
Although Pingle is superwash merino, we recommend hand washing in cool water to preserve the vibrancy of the dye.
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 non-hazardous, non-chrome, low impact, heavy metal-free acid dyes. We 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 bright/dark shades in a single garment/project.