Our favourite 100% merino yarn base in mini-skein form!
We've picked out our favourite ~flash~ shades and created mini-skein sets that capture the essence of the colourway. Use a mini-skein set to fade or marl between the tones, combine with a ~flash~ shade to stripe and fade, or simply delight in the squishy fabulousness of a bundle of minis...
Each bundle contains 5 mini-skeins totalling 100g and 400m, equivalent to a full-size 100g skein.
We kettle dye Pightle 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. Each skein is unique and aside from the ~core~ and ~flash~ shades colourways are not always repeatable (so if you see something that steals your heart grab it while you can!)
Although Pightle 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.