meadowyarn - delf | fingering/sock/4ply
This luxurious blend of superwash merino wool and silk has a gorgeous high twist and takes dye beautifully. It has a lovely sheen and drape and is wonderfully soft.
In this capsule collection, 'Indie Pop', each colourway starts with a neutral grey or pastel base and then 'pops' of colour are added, building up into vibrant, saturated splashes that either contrast or coordinate tonally. A lot of fun to dye and to knit! We love using these in combination with contrasting semi-solids and solids for stripes and fades...
To compliment the 'pops' there is also a range of semi-solid shades... and although there are any number of beautiful combinations possible, each 'pop' does actually have partners. All the shades are named using snippets from pop songs, can you find the sets?
Alongside the 'Indie Pop' shades there are Yarn Fiction semi-solids and speckles and occasional one-off, one-of-a-kind shades.
Searching for pattern inspiration?
Every purchase of Delf yarn comes with a link to download 'Stuck in a Rut?', a stunning cowl pattern by Stella Ackroyd. We love the way this cowl shows off the sheen and drape of Delf. Modelled beautifully here by Chloe, this version is knit using 'Spy a Sweet Dancer'. A simple, almost meditative, pattern that is easy to memorise, it will whizz off your needles in no time!
Just place your order as usual and when we dispatch the yarn you'll also receive an email with a link to download the pattern.
If you'd like to purchase the pattern without the yarn, head over to Ravelry, where it's available from Stella's shop.
We kettle dye Delf in small batches using a combination of immersion and hand-painting to give Delf yarn subtle areas of variegation that will 'pool' and 'flash' depending on gauge. 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 Delf 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.