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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. This colorway was inspired by a show about Africa and the Savannah. It is hand dyed in a variegated pattern, which means it has short color changes which will automatically happen as you knit.
The default base (shown in the photos) for this yarn is our DK "Tap Dance" yarn, made out of 100% Organic cotton. Shown in the photos as well is our limited edition yarn made out of 50/30/20 Rose/Pearl/Linen in a lace weight at 656 yards per skein. This is a unique yarn that we will not have in stock for long, so get it while you can! This particular base has a unique slightly fuzzy appearance that other cellulose yarns don't have, and it is a very special blend that is soft and strong. These option are available at the botton of the dropdown menu.
In addition to these two default bases, all of our regular bases are also available.
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 and also depending on what base you choose, as everything is dyed to order. If you plan to use multiple skeins for a project, please try to buy them all at once so we can make sure they match as closely as possible. Typical timeframe for dyed to order yarn is 3-5 business days, though often our skeins will ship out sooner.
OTHER BASES AVAILABLE FOR THIS COLORWAY:
Fingering Weight Bases:
Roo - 50/50 SW Merino/Silk; 4-Ply, 438 yards
Slinky- 80/20 SW Merino/Silk; 2-Ply, 400 yards
Nippy - 80/20 SW Merino/Silk, 4-Ply, 434 yards
Purrty - 55/45 SW Bluefaced Leicester/45 Silk; 4-Ply, 438 yards
Grey Lightning - 60/20/20 SW Merino/Yak/Silk; 3-Ply, 400 yards (Grey/brown color of this base will alter the color of the final dyed skein if you choose this option).
I Knead This- 80/10/10 SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon; 400 yards, 2-Ply, High Twist (available in 100g 400 yard skeins as well as 150g 600 yard shawl-length skeins).
Cozy - 70/20/10 SW Merino/Silk/Cashmere; 4-Ply, 437 yards
Voo - 75/20/5 SW Merino/Nylon/Gold Sparkle; 2-Ply, 438 yards
Anklebiter - 92% Superwash Merino Wool / 8% Silver Sparkle: 4-ply, 409 yards
Peek-A-Boo - 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon, 2-ply, 463 yards
Schmoozie - 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon, 4-ply, 463 yards
Long Dog- Single Ply; 100% SW Merino; 434 Yards
Tail Chaser - 100% SW Merino; 2-ply, 400 yards
Koos - 50/50 SW Merino/Tencel; 3-ply, 412 yards
Flutter- 60/30/10 SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon, 3-Ply, 434 yards
Tap Dance Fingering: 100% Organic Cotton Yarn 4-ply - 437 yards
Other weight bases currently on hand that we recommend for this colorway:
Worsted: 100% SW Merino 8 ply, 218 yards/100g
Regal: 50/50 Silk/SW Merino DK Weight 231 yards/100g
Little Legs - Single Ply; 100% SW Merino DK , 240 yards/ 100g skein.
Tap Dance DK: 100% Organic Cotton, 218 yards/100g
Limited Edition: Linen Rose: 50/30/20 Rose/Pearl/Linen - Lace weight 656 yards/100g
Superwash merino is special because it is treated in such a way that it will not felt the way normal wool does, so it 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.