meadowyarn - fen | singles
We really only need one merino singles fingering weight base in our range so unfortunately Fen is leaving us...
Fen is a wonderfully soft, single ply, extra fine merino yarn. As a one-ply yarn with very little twist it is a delicate, dreamy, airy yarn that will make gorgeous shawls and other accessories.
We don't recommend using this yarn for socks or garments that will be subject to stress (heels, elbows etc.) as this yarn is likely to pill under pressure.
We kettle dye Fen 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 Fen 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 recommend knitting alternate rows from two skeins when working on larger projects to avoid any noticeable transition 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.