Silk Merino 4ply - Two of Cups

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This luxury, plush 4ply/fingering weight yarn is a blend of 50% fine Merino and 50% pure Mulberry Silk.  Colours really 'pop' on this base and naturally it is unbelievably soft and smooth.

Two of Cups is a dark, deep purple, burgundy with plum tones and earthy umber.

Small batch, hand-dyed yarn from Heather Weir's studio in Lower Hutt, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Everything, from sourcing the yarn to shipping, is done with love and care by hand. The nature of hand-dyed yarn is that no two skeins are exactly the same, creating beautifully nuanced colourways. 

Heather sources the finest quality, fully traceable and mulesing-free, ethically, sustainably farmed yarns from New Zealand and abroad.  

The dyes used are made in Australia and New Zealand. They are acid dyes that are used for dyeing protein-based fibre (such as wool and silk). Every care is taken to use only the quantities necessary to create the colourways. This means that the dyepot is fully exhausted when the dyeing is complete - that is, the water is clear, so it can be reused for the next batch.

Please note, when these yarns are hand-dyed, the same formula is used each time but skeins may vary one from the other even within the same dye lot. To ensure random colour distribution, we encourage you to work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating on every row in circular knitting and every other row in flat knitting. This blending creates a gorgeous fabric with depth and nuance.

The differences from one dye lot to another can be very subtle, or extremely noticeable, especially on variegated yarns.

Composition: 50% Merino and 50% Mulberry Silk

Weight: 4ply/Fingering

Length: 400m 

Suggested needle size: 2mm - 4mm

Recommended Care: Handwash only in cold/tepid water using a mild liquid wool detergent.  Cold rinse and gently roll your garment in a towel or two to squeeze the water out then lie flat out of direct sunlight to dry.