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hoo | DK sock

where poppies dance ~ fluid~
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{hoo - an elevated site : a frequent name for a field in such situations; Anglo-Saxon}

Nothing beats a cosy pair of socks knit from DK yarn and this soft, sleek blend of upcycled superwash merino wool and nylon is perfect for warm, quick-to-knit socks but also great for cosy shawls and scarves, sweaters, and cardigans. and accessories. 

We're especially pleased to add this yarn to our range because the merino wool is 'upcycled' from fibre that is unused at the end of a spin run, so it's also reducing waste at the mill. We love this incredibly versatile yarn, and it takes dye wonderfully. We dye it in a selection of our ~fluid~ and ~core~ shades.

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, dyed-to-order,  or 'sale' yarn ~ May not be used in conjunction with any other discount code. This yarn may be available 'dyed to order' here

We dye Hoo 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 will 'pool' or 'flash' depending on gauge. Even within a dye batch, each skein is unique as a result of our dyeing techniques.

Although Hoo 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.