Sock is 400 yds (365 m) / 100 g of 100% SW Merino. It knits up at 28 - 36 sts over 10 cm (4") on 3 mm (US 2) needles. This yarn can be machine washed, delicate cycle but we still opt to hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.
Heliotrope is one of many garden mysteries. My favorite variety is a deepened purple with a hypnotic scent said to oscillate between marzipan, vanilla, cherry pie and almond (hence its alternative name "cherry pie flower"). It's a staple and has been a constant feature since at least the Victorian times, and I had to honor it as best I could. This still smells like a wet petting zoo when you wash it. My powers are limited indeed.
Sometimes you just want merino. No nylon, no stellina, no cashmere, no fluff, just tried and true SW merino in a wonderful not too light 2 ply base. Great drape for shawls, beautiful color take-up, bouncy ply for strong wear, this is an excellent all around base sock yarn. This yarn can be machine washed, delicate cycle but we opt to hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.
Colors may vary slightly from the picture, due to lighting conditions, camera calibration and your computer monitor settings. The color in this yarn has been set and rinsed however even commercial dyes may bleed in the wash.
This yarn is hand dyed and ready to ship! While best practices are used to maintain consistency with all colorways, all hand-dyed yarn is unique. Identical skeins are the exception. Please double check your project requirements and order quantities to complete your project so that your skeins are best matched. This is a Repeatable, Dye to Order colorway available on all bases. If the amounts for your project aren't available, pop us an email to place an order.