Spincycle Yarns Spincycle Yarns Dyed In The Wool
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Dyed In The Wool
1. (of textiles) dyed before being formed into cloth.
2. (idiomatic) firmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.
After a decade of operating exclusively as a handspinnery, we set our sights on finding a way to merge the beauty and texture of a handspun yarn with a more efficiently produced millspun yarn. Dyed In The Wool is that yarn.
Spincycle Yarns' mill is located on Queen Street in Bellingham, Washington, and runs seven days a week. They dye in-house as well, in the same fashion they used to dye when they were handspinning. Their pots are bigger, though! Because we dye the fiber before it's spun, colors meet and part ways in stunning, unique combinations; the overall effect is of a balanced, seamless whole.
Our color transitions are slow and dramatic, and each skein is unique. When we pull the yarns for your online order, skeins from the same colorway will be a good match to one another. However, lots - and even skeins within lots - vary pretty wildly! That's our charm and it won't change! It is strongly recommended that you purchase all skeins at once so that we can make sure they match well. Allow for nuance, and enjoy the ride.
sport weight // 100% superwashed American Wool // 200 yards per skein // hand wash or machine wash cold, lay flat to dry // suggested gauge: 8-5 sts per inch on US #2-7 // MADE IN THE USA FROM SHEEP TO SKEIN
You will receive a skein from this colorway, but not the exact skein pictured. • Due to our “dyed in the wool” process, each skein we produce is unique, even within a dyelot. • If you have specific color preferences, please leave a note in the box at checkout. • We recommend buying your entire yardage requirement for your project in the same transaction, so that we can hand select skeins that match.
For high contrast colorwork, we recommend steam blocking to avoid color transfer. • Some dyes are notoriously difficult to set, and may exhaust some color even after our final wash. • Please keep this in mind if you are combining any hand dyed yarn with a light color in the same project. • If you plan to combine a hand dyed yarn, especially a very saturated colorway, with a lighter yarn, we suggest you test your darker skeins for possible color transfer by soaking them first. • To wash your knitwear, a quick cold water dip with a no-rinse wool wash is recommended.