Indigo Swirl Naturally Dyed: Fibresmith Hand Dyed 4 ply Merino

$28.00

Yarn Weight: 4 ply/Fingering
Blend: 100% Sustainable Extrafine (19.5 micron) Australian Merino
Size: 100g
Metreage: 400m
Suggested needles: 3.25mm (US 3)
Tension: 28 sts = 10cm/4in
Hand wash

Fibresmith Hand Dyed combines a range of repeatable, core colours that work beautifully together and are available ongoing and on all yarn bases as well as one-off colour ways, the result of testing and playing with the dyes. Core colours are designated by an * after the colour name in the title, all other colours should be considered one-off batches and will likely not be reproduced. We recommend buying enough for your project from one batch and alternating rows from each skein when joining.

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SKU: FSHD 4 ISND 010220 Categories: , , , Tags: , , ,
One hundred scrumptious grams of beautifully soft, 19.5 micron, Merino wool yarn, ethically and sustainably grown in Australia and dyed by hand by Fibresmith founder, Leslie Keating at her home studio in Kingsville, Victoria.
 
This is an untreated (so not subjected to the damaging chemical treatments that produce Superwash) luxury fibre with an exceptionally soft handle. Longer staple fibres (around 3.5 inches/85mm which is long for merino fibre) are selected to reduce pilling. The fleece is spun at an Italian mill for exceptional twist and quality.
 
This Australian merino fibre is sourced from farms where high standards of animal welfare are required and animal husbandry practices ensure the basic physiological and behavioural needs of the sheep are met. All of the Australian merino fibre in Fibresmith Hand Dyes complies with the Australian wool industry administered National Wool Declaration Scheme, under which growers declare that the wool is from sheep that have not been mulesed. This declaration is subject to independent verification checks and farm inspections. 
 
Hand dyed with natural indigo, these kits are a beautiful navy shade. Because indigo is a pigment, not a dye, you will find that excess pigment may come off on your fingers while knitting, despite the yarn being fully rinsed clean. This is normal and the nature of indigo dye on these fibres. The pigment will not stain fingers, it washed off with soap and water, however care should be taken around white and light fabrics (including leather). The loss of pigment flakes will decrease with each wash and wear.
 

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Batch

010220