meadowyarn - a skein full of sky - midsummer - set of 12 mini-skeins
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** Pre-orders have now closed. Midsummer sets will be dyed and dispatched by end July. **
We're halfway through our year of shades Inspired by the amazing Suffolk skies we live and work beneath, and I thought it would be fabulous to use the twelve colourways we've created so far to create a midsummer mini-skein set!
The set of 12 x miniPightle | fingering/4ply skeins, will take inspiration from each of the 'a skein full of sky' shades created so far to create a glorious new interpretation of the skies we've been inspired by from January to June. While the colour palette and overall aesthetic will be the same, they won't be faithful recreations but you can use the shades created so far to get a really good idea of the midsummer palette!
The set will contain 240g / 960m
of pightle | fingering/4ply yarn. Pightle is our go-to 100% superwash merino yarn which lends itself beautifully to accessories and lightweight garments. Each mini-skein has approx. 80m.
There is also an option to add a 100g 'solstice' skein to your set! There are so many gorgeous shawl/wrap patterns that call for a set of minis to work with a full-size skein that I thought I'd create an entirely new complimentary ~fluid~ shade that will work as a 'neutral' backdrop for the mini skeins. (Note the word neutral in quotes - it won't be beige!) So, choose between the set of 12 minis, or the set of 12 *plus* a 100g solstice skein...
Although pightle | fingering/4ply is spun from superwash fibre, we recommend hand washing in cool water to preserve the vibrancy of the dye and, 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.