Penny Skein 50's Set I
This is a set of five (5) 50 gram skeins, each being 200 yards, for a total 250 grams and 1000 yards.
You will receive on of each color:
- Lavender stone
- Coraline Blue
- Autumn oak leaf
- Diluted sunshine
- Stony river blue
Reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night in person! These are not names, but color descriptions ;)
These skeins have been dyed using leftover dye stock, dye collected from washing off my tools while speckling, soaking up dye leftover in dye pots, and testing out new-to-me dyes. These are OOAK. I dyed in lots of 5, so I have 5 of these sets available! The price reflects a charge of $9 per skein, a cost akin to a full-priced mini skein.
Bouncy, soft, squishy, and perfect for just about any project from socks to sweaters, this base is a sock weight yarn made of soft superwash merino wool and a pinch of nylon for strength.
80% Superwash merino wool
200 yards / 182 meters each, for a total of 1000 yards.
50 grams each, 250 grams TOTAL
*Please note, this is hand-dyed yarn. Colors are truly unique to each skein and therefore may vary from skein to skein. We recommend alternating skeins every other row in the round, or every two rows when knitting flat if using two or more skeins. True colors may vary slightly from screen. We do try.*
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A great question! The process of hand-dyeing yarn is much different than store bought yarn. While store bought yarn is often dyed in giant batches in an assembly-line fashion and with machine-like precision, their method is of course much more affordable. The hand-dyeing process takes more time and energy, and requires a Hermione Granger-like dedication over pots of boiling water: Waiting for the exact temperature, continuous dunking of fiber, and making sure that each dye recipe is followed to a T. It is a chemical reaction—both a science and an art—that allow these colors and fibers to marry. You are paying for the dedicated manual labor, hard work, and unique colors found here.
You betcha! While we understand the application of the method, we do not agree with it being used as a regular method for controlling fly strike. Mulesing is a technique used to remove skin from the sheep’s rear end to help prevent fly strike, a parasitic infection—this infection is incredibly painful, and can be fatal. Merino sheep have many folds of wool-bearing skin, so they are often at a higher risk of this infection. However, mulesing is a quite controversial as it is not yet fully regulated; for now, we choose to use mulesing-free wool.
Typically, low-exhaust is when very little if any dye is left over. This is great for the environment as it means that very little if any heavy metal dyes get poured down the drain. Most of the dye is absorbed by the fibers, but often with rich and saturated colors there is a little (or sometimes a lot) leftover in the pot. We take it one step farther and use an extra skein to soak up any excess dye just to be safe! The benefit of this is a gorgeous, unrepeatable skein with layers and layers of dye. And guess what? You get the chance to purchase these for next to nothing!
As Bob Ross teaches us, we don’t make mistakes: We make happy little accidents. Our HLA section is full of discounted yarn from our dyeing adventures! It’s still beautiful, usable colors—just a happy little accident that didn’t make the quality control cut.
🎶On Penny Skein, there’s a dyer showing photographs / Of all the dye she’s had the pleasure to know🎶
Our exhaust skeins are created from any leftover colors from our dye. Occasionally, our other skeins won’t absorb all the dye in the pot; rather than pouring heavy metal dyes down the drain, we throw in an extra skein at the end of our dyeing to absorb it. The result is layers upon layers of pastels and diluted vibrant dyes—truly beautiful colors that we cannot repeat! Since very little work goes into these, we feel that it’s only fair that you get to reap the benefits of these beautiful skeins at a ridiculously low price! We takes notes and occasionally semi-recreate exhaust colors to the best of our abilities.
Jul 22, 2021
Absolutely beautiful set of 5 😍