"Black Backed Kingfisher"
This listing is for one 100g skein of this wonderful yarn, which is hand dyed in my signature paint brush method- literally painting the colors onto the yarn. It is hand dyed in a variegated pattern, which means it has short color changes which will automatically happen as you knit.
This colorway can be dyed on ANY of our bases. By default, this listing is for our worsted 8 ply Superwash merino base, which is 100g and 218 yards per skein.
This colorway can also be dyed in a gradient colorway for $4 more per skein. Please contact us for a custom listing of you would like an option other than the default.
Every skein that you receive will look very similar to what you see in the photos, though no two skeins will be perfectly identical due to the way this colorway is dyed. Each skein is dyed to order.
Superwash wool is special because it is treated in such a way that it will not felt the way normal wool does, so your stitches will remain crisp. That being said, we still suggest hand washing your item when you finish making it, and laying it flat to dry, just as you would with any hand made item.
As with all hand dyed items, we recommend hand washing your yarn/finished item in cool water and laying it flat to dry. We rinse this yarn until the water runs crystal clear, but small amounts of excess dye may rarely come off with the first couple of washings. If this happens, rest assured that it is only excess dye and should not affect the coloring of your yarn in any way. If a large amount of bleeding ever occurs with any of our items, please contact us so we can make it right. We always recommend hand washing hand made items to preserve the longevity of your beautiful work.
We recommend using cool water and a neutral soap, such as baby shampoo, when blocking your finished item if you are knitting or crocheting it. You do not need to soak your items to block them - a quick dip in the water with a drop of soap is sufficient to wet it thoroughly and prepare it for blocking.