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meadowyarn - fizmer | sock

the language of dreams ~flash~
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** We're retiring fizmer | sock for the time being and it is currently reduced to clear while stocks last.**

{fizmer - the sound of the wind blowing through reeds or long grass}

Fizmer is a fabulous 'zebra' yarn is constructed from two strands of superwash merino yarn blended with nylon for extra strength. One ply is pre-dyed to fade from natural white through grey to black and back again and the other is natural white, so the dye affects the plys differently creating amazing depth and variation. It has a gorgeous high twist, and when dyed with our usual techniques it resembles handspun yarn. Fizmer is soft, smooth, and has a lovely sheen. While it's fabulous for socks, it's also perfect for shawls, accessories and lightweight garments.

With 365m per 100g, one skein is enough for an adult pair of socks. This base takes dye beautifully, from the softest pastels to deep, dark tonal colours, and zingy, vivid, saturated shades.

We dye Fizmer 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 Fizmer 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 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.