COLORWAY: This is a blend of three soft pastel colors, pink, light blue, and light periwinkle that play together to create transition colors to connect the colors together. You will find soft purples and deeper shades of blue in the skein as well. It's a beautiful and versatile colorway that you can pair up with solids like Candescense Indigo, Cornflower Maiden, Ephigenia Pink or Zamor Silver. Use it for sweater yokes or whole cardigans, blankets, shawls, wraps, scarves, mittens, gloves, baby items and more. The inspiration comes from a panel image of a 14th-century Austrian manuscript depicting 3 Ethiopian women, Princess Ephigenia, Queen Candace, and a Maiden. The colorway is a variegated medley of the women's dresses.
• Lace/2-ply (100g/800m)
• Merino Fingering/Sock (100g/400m)
• Merino Sport (100g/300m)
• Cash/Sock (100g/425m)
• Merino/Nylon (100g/225m)
• Merino/Nylon (SPARKLE) (100g/225m)
• Merino DK/multi-ply (100g/210m)
• Merino/Silk DK (100g/225m)
• Baby Alpaca/Merino (100g/175m)
• Merino Aran (100g/175m)
• Merino Super Chunky (150g/90m)
Ebony Pastel Swirl
DYE TO ORDER: This listing price is for one skein of hand-dyed yarn. Price dependent upon base.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BASE:
Choose a yarn base from the drop-down menu. I offer a selection of mostly Superwash but have some non-Superwash yarn blends. While most of these yarns contain wool, they range from hardwearing blends with nylon for socks to luxury silk and alpaca bases for sweaters, cardigans, shawls, hats, gloves, and other creations. These yarn weights vary so you can make light, breathable items or warm and cosy projects like blankets and afghans.
If you would like more than one skein please select the desired quantity in a drop down menu (you will see it in your cart if you cannot see it in this listing).
• Merino DK multi-ply:
Superwash 100% merino. Each skein is 210m/ 100g (3.5 oz).
This yarn will keep you warm and it feels soft. It's not itchy/scratchy yarn! My supplier has spun it in a multi-ply construction to give it extra stitch definition and durability. It's, smooth and soft yarn that'll work well for sweaters, cardigans, shawls, scarves, fingerless gloves, leg-warmers, hats, blankets, & more. All our wool is mulesing free and comes from South America.
• Merino Sport:
Superwash 100% merino. Each skein is 300m/ 100g (3.5 oz).
These fibres are a little thinner so you get more bang for your buck. It works up gorgeously and will insulate you if you want to make something snuggly. No scratchiness or itchiness, this has a lovely, soft feel and texture to it! The world is your oyster with this yarn as it's great for sweaters, cardigans, shawls, scarves, fingerless gloves, leg-warmers, hats, blankets, & more.
Superwash 75% merino / 25% nylon. Each skein is 225m/ 100g (3.5 oz).
This yarn is great for socks and for lighter garments, that you want some movement to such as scarves and shawls. It's soft and versatile so will feel nice on garments worn next to the skin. The merino wool makes it soft, while the nylon adds strength and durability. Items made with this yarn will most certainly last for many years.
• Merino/Nylon (SPARKLE):
Superwash 78% Fine Merino / 20 % nylon, 2% sparkle. Each skein is 225m/100g.
This is a great soft but stretchy yarn with a sparkly thread that gives a little extra glamor. It's the same as the regular merino/nylon fingering weight with the extra sparkle. Being superwash it is durable and great for socks and garments like tops, shawls, scarves, leg warmers, hats and more. Machine washable at 30C and drying flat will add to longevity of your finished pieces. They will last a long time!
Superwash 70% merino, 20% Nylon, 10% Cashmere. Each skein is 425m/ 100g (3.5 oz).
This premium CashSock blend is luxury on a budget. The cashmere adds that little extra buttery feel to an already soft yarn. The feeling as you work with CashSock is glorious in the hands but is also soft to wear without itchy and scratchiness. It insulates but also has great flowy wrap if you want to make something airy and light. An added bonus is that this has properties for shedding dirt and blocking odors. How perfect is that? This yarn goes a long way and is great for sweaters, cardigans, shawls, scarves, fingerless gloves, leg-warmers, hats, & blankets. Of course it is perfect for socks too!
• Merino Finger/Sock:
Superwash 100% Merino. Each skein is 400m/ 100g (3.5 oz).
This yarn goes a long way, clocking in at 400m. It has some natural elasticity in it, and the merino fibre will keep warmth insulated yet breathable. It's flowy-ness will give good drape if you are want to use this on a shawl, shawlette or scarf. You can also knit up socks, cardigans, sweaters and more.
• Merino/Lace 2-ply:
Superwash 100% Merino. Each skein is 800m/ 100g (3.5 oz).
This yarn is a whopping 800m per skein. Being lace/fingering weight, it will make beautiful, light lace knitting/crochet projects and is great for weaving. Merino has a natural elasticity to it so if you make garments they will bounce back into shape. The lightness of this yarn makes it feel like wearing a cloud. It is light and won’t feel heavy, but is surprisingly warm (yet breathable). This will work well for any type of weather. You can machine wash this delicate yarn at 30C but it's recommended to let it dry flat, naturally. This yarn is great value for money, as many projects will only need one skein.
• Merino/Silk DK:
60% merino, 40% silk. Each skein is 225m/100g (3.5 oz). This has a beautiful sheen to it, it's soft and warm. It's luxurious but not heavy so if you are creating things that need movement, like shawls, wraps, and scarves, this will work gorgeously. This will work well with all sorts of garments, even sweaters, but you can also use it for luxury home items like pillows or blankets. I made a sweater with this and it's such a nice feeling against the skin and keeps you nice and warm for chilly or cold days or evenings.
• Baby Alpaca/Merino:
50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Merino. Each skein is 175m/ 100g (3.5 oz).
As you may know, Baby Alpaca is one of the most luxurious fabrics in the world. It feels like butter, it's so soft. It's keeps warmth in, yet it's not heavy. It's lightweight, durable, and has hypoallergenic properties, so perfect for babies. The merino fibre adds warmth and softness, and also has some natural elasticity. You can make nice warm garments with this that will give you a feeling of luxury but won't break your bank account! The wool is mulesing free and comes from South America. You will feel like you are wearing a cloud with this beautiful soft yarn.
• Merino Aran:
Superwash 100% merino. Each skein is 175m/100g.
This gorgeously plump yarn will undoubtedly keep you warm. It is soft which feels great next to the skin and the fibres have great insulating properties that provide a thermal layer to pack in warmth and keep you cosy. Great for hats, gloves, sweaters and more. What's even more great about this is that it is treated wool which enables it to be machine washable, so your garments/creations will be easy to care for. Luxury and easy care in one!
• Merino Super Chunky:
Superwash 100% Merino. Each skein is 90m/150g.
If you love chunky yarn that works up quickly this yarn is for you. It's soft and has a lovely sheen to it. Whereas some chunky yarn is scratchy and stiff, this is soft and smooth, and especially good for people with sensory issues. It will keep you warm and has insulating properties that will pack in heat. This is perfect for hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters and blankets. What's great about this is that it is superwash so you can machine wash it at 30C and let dry.
Each order is custom made, which means regrettably, returns and refunds are not offered. In the unlikely event of an issue or defect with the material itself, please contact us.
Your order will be started almost immediately after placing it, but note that each order typically takes 3 to 4 days to process before they are shipped.
Orders are shipped as soon as possible, and estimated shipping times will depend on the shipping method chosen. All orders are shipped using Standard, untracked post by default, but tracked shipping can be chosen at checkout.
If any unforeseen or extraordinary circumstances result in delayed posting, we will notify you as soon as possible.
Customers are responsible for any customs or import duties, if applicable. Republic of Yarnia will make every effort to ensure correct info is provided about shipments to allow Customs processing to be as quick as possible.
I dye to order and will start immediately but need a few days to complete the work (so that it dries properly for you).
This yarn is hand-dyed, every skein is slightly unique, but I endeavor to make them match as closely as possible if you have a large order. Skeins from different batches may vary, so if you are buying yarn for a large project, please make sure to buy enough at once so that the colorway matches as closely as possible.
I also aim to make these colors reflect the manuscript images as closely as possible, but remember that these colorways are inspired by our historical figures, not exact duplicates. Every computer screen/cellphone might show the image and yarn colors slightly different, but I make the colorways as vibrant as possible.
Please note, that non-Superwash yarn bases might soften the colors of your chosen colorway.
Your yarn will be shipped in skeins, but if you would prefer it wound into a ball of yarn, I can do that for you. Just leave a note at the checkout.
My dyeing process includes food-grade citric acid that seals in the color and gives a vibrant permanent colorway. It's harmless and has no chemical smell. I also wash your yarn and try to ensure there will be no bleeding but in some cases there may be some very faint/minor bleeding at first wash. It's also always recommended to handwash wool that isn't superwash in cool to very slightly lukewarm water, nothing hot.
Smells/Odours: your yarn shouldn't have a smell to it but if it does when you open the bag, that's just the smell of wool. It's not a chemical unless the sparkle wool has been treated with vinegar (but it shouldn't have a smell to it, don't worry!).
For all wool-based yarn, we recommend hand-washing in water no warmer than 30°C (86°F).
Superwash projects/yarn can be machine washed using a gentle/delicate cycle with cold water (30°C / 86°F).
Do not iron. Do not dry in a tumble dryer. Dry on a flat surface to keep the shape of your project. Hanging while drying might stretch it and make it look misshapen.
Do not wring wet yarn. Wrap it in a towel and sap up the excess water and let yarn or project dry naturally.
Blocking: Dunk your project in cold water or spritz it with water. Use a flat surface and blocking mats (inexpensive gym mats are a great alternative for this) and lay project on it. Pin the project down with rust-free pins and let air-dry.