meadowyarn - hain | fingering/sock/4ply
** REDUCED TO CLEAR - WHILE STOCKS LAST **
(we're semi-retiring Hain to make space for new yarn)Hain is wonderful woolly superwash Polwarth yarn which is also beautifully soft. The Polwarth sheep is a New Zealand breed that is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln, meaning it has the softness of merino wool with a longer staple length so is less likely to pill/bobble with wear.
Hain is perfect for garments and accessories alike and we love the woolly texture for lightweight cardigans and sweaters as well as scarves, shawls, hats and cowls.
We kettle dye Hain 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 Hain is a superwash fibre, 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 dark shades in a single garment/project.