ICE DYED! This is so cool, pun intended. Ice dyeing creates a yarn that is a little more muted than traditional heat dyeing. This skein is perfect for a hat or a pair of mittens!
I am living for this fingering weight yarn. It is soft merino wool with a touch of nylon. Now the wool purists may turn up their noses at the touch of nylon, but here me out. After a decade of knitting socks, that 25% nylon will help your socks, hats, and any other garment keep it's shape and decrease pilling. DO I HATE PILLING. So the nylon helps the wool fibers keep its elastic qualities and keeps the wool from felting.
They dye is an acid-dye base, but don't let the word acid frighten you. I use citric acid with the wool, that's food grade! Check out any fruit flavored candy and you will see "citric acid" as one of the ingredients. The wool also gets washed after each dye to prevent staining of the garment or your hands.
- fingering weight yarn
- 75% merino wool, 25% nylon
- 462 yards
- 100 grams
Lastly, I bet you are wondering how you wash your finished project? Use a wool-specific wash that doesn't require rinsing and wash by hand. I also like to air out my garments on a clothes line in the back yard. Do NOT put it in a traditional washer and dryer. Never heat dry the finished project. Unless you want it to be about 10x smaller than the original.