"Dead Man's Hand"

This listing is for one skein of yarn.

My favorite band, Lord Huron, has a song called "Dead Man's Hand." This song describes a traveler who comes across a dead man in the desert. When the traveler tries to bury him, the dead man decides that he's not ready to go, so he becomes a ghost that wanders the desert forever instead. This colorway reminds me of the sun setting in that desert - an end of one journey and the beginning of another. 

" 'So lift me up out of here my friend

And I'll wander the night 'til the ages end.'

Lit by the moon he walked through the sand

And he waved goodbye with his dead man's hand"

The colors in this colorway have a bit of control and a bit of chaos, with a spattering of brown speckles in the sandy tan area and lighter colors streaked throughout. 

In this listing, we show the yarn dyed on a special edition base of 80/20 SW Merino/Nylon 3-ply at 400 yards per skein. It's available in the drop-down menu, along with all of our other bases. This base is wonderfully soft and an amazing all-purpose yarn that's quickly becoming one of our favorites! 

Please see our yarn bases page here:

https://bluebarnfiber.com/pages/our-yarn-bases for a list and description of all of the base options available. (You may need to allow pop ups as this link will open in a new window. You can also click the Yarn Bases page at the top of our main menu to get to the same page).

All orders are custom dyed and take 3-5 business days on average to send out so you can choose your base. 

By default, our yarn will come to you in a skein and you will need to wind it into a ball or cake before using it. We offer ball winding service separately if you do not wish to do this yourself (available here: https://bluebarnfiber.com/products/yarn-ball-winding-service-per-skein-purchase-this-if-you-cant-wind-skeins-into-balls-yourself?variant=33139200753763 ). 


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. 

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 handmade 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.


Extra note: I photograph our products with the utmost care taken to ensure that the color in the photos accurately represents what you will get. Please keep in mind that different monitors can display colors differently and may also be slight variations from batch to batch. 


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