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cade | aran

drying their wngs ~core~
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{cade; a measure of herrings or sprats - Suffolk}

A big sister for our beloved cade | singles, cade | aran is a blend of superwash merino and linen spun into a 2-ply yarn with a classic twist. Slightly 'slubby', with a soft halo and a lovely sheen, the linen doesn't absorb the dye in the same way as the merino wool, giving the shades a lovely heathery appearance.

We dye cade | aran in a range of ~core~ semi-solid shades and ~fluid~ variegated shades that are created with complex tonal layering of dye. Starting with a capsule range of fourteen shades, we'll be adding to the selection in pairs; one ~core~, one ~fluid~, designed to work together and to mix-and-match with the existing shades for gorgeous colourwork sweaters, stripes, and cosy accessories. This yarn knits up quickly so is perfect for a last-minute winter hat or cowl and creates a glorious fabric for sweaters and cardigans...

This yarn qualifies for our 'sweater quantity' discount ~ Buy 6 full size, full price skeins of meadowyarn hand-dyed yarn and get 15% OFF ~ Discount applied automatically ~ Mix-and-match across yarn bases ~ Does not apply to mini-skeins, limited edition collections, or 'sale' yarn ~ May not be used in conjunction with any other discount code. Some shades of cade | aran are also available 'dyed-to-order' here.

We dye Cade in small batches using a combination of kettle dyeing for semi-solid and tonal shades and low-immersion and hand-painting for variegated shades that may 'pool' or 'flash' depending on gauge. Even within a dye batch, each skein is unique as a result of our dyeing techniques.

Although Cade 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 acid dyes with good light and wash fastness and do our best to exhaust every dye bath and 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.