100% cotton – 4ply yarn 100g hanks 350 meters approx. Rope dyed to wash and wear just like denim jeans – available in 3 shades Needle size : 2.75 mm Tension : 28 sts to 36 rows Machine washable With its characteristics white core and pure blue coating this is the same yarn as used by many designer label companies for their denim knitwear. Expect some of the surface dye to come off on your hands when knitting. As with other indigo dye textiles, this yarn will age with washing and wearing just like your favourite jeans. The first wash will remove some surface dye to slightly expose the white core which particulary enhances textured work such as moss stitch and cables etc. Expect a little shrinkage in length with the first wash.
Please note every skein is unique and colours will vary across the skeins even within the same dye lot.
The hand dyed yarns at The Yarn Gallery are dyed in small batches. Each skein has the colour applied individually by hand, which means every skein is totally unique within its colourway.
All the yarns you will find here have been hand dyed using a variety of different techniques. The colours are mixed daily by eye which keeps the colour ranges ever changing and allowing us to explore new colours every day.
It’s important to order enough yarn for your project as any colour scheme will not get dyed in exactly the same way again. I usually advise taking out a little “yarn insurance”, that’s buying an extra skein just in case, a skein that I’m happy to exchange for another yarn on its safe return.