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DYED TO ORDER - currel | DK

an ancient symmetry ~core~
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Skeins purchased here are DYED TO ORDER and have a lead time to dispatch of approx. 7 days. Please note, photos show a recently dyed batch but some colour variation is possible. For more insight into our dye techniques and approach to repeatable shades see currently in the dye pots.

(This yarn may be available 'ready to ship' here)

{currel - east anglian origin - a small stream}

We are in love with this gorgeous woolly yarn! Spun from the fleece of the Peruvian Highland sheep (a cross between the Merino and Corriedale breeds) this DK weight yarn is bouncy and has proper 'bite'. It has a slightly more relaxed twist than the sport weight version and is a little less 'springy' as a result and while definitely more rustic than merino and other 'soft' fibres, this 27 micron yarn knits into a fabric that we think is plenty soft enough for most wool lovers to wear next to the skin. Not superwash treated, it will wash and wear beautifully for many years if treated with care and it is a dream to dye. We dye it in a selection of our ~core~ semi-solid, tonal shades so it's great for stranded colour work. We think this is the perfect sweater yarn but will also make gorgeous hats, mitts, shawls and wraps.

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. 

We dye Currel in small batches using a variety of techniques to develop layered tonal and semi-solid shades. 

Currel is spun from fibre that has not been superwash treated and should be hand washed 'cold' to prevent felting/fulling and to preserve the vibrancy of the dye.

Even within a dye batch (usually four skeins), each skein is unique and 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 noticeable changes between skeins and avoid tonal pooling.

We use professional acid dyes with good light and wash fastness and 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 cold water and pre-washing your yarn separately if you are intending to mix light and dark shades in a single garment/project.