My sister saw what looked like a good deal on ebay and had it sent to me — a cone of wool-rayon laceweight yarn.
It felt fine, but as I was dividing it into hanks from the cone, I discovered this must have been ‘seconds’ (which probably explained why it was such a good deal on ebay!) and there were several breaks in the yarn. Thus many of the hanks have very visible joins (ranging from 2 to 5 per hank in some cases).
This is WAY more than I would send out on my normal yarns. When I have to join the end of one cone to the start of another, or in the event of a break, I try to have no more than 2 knots per 4 ounces. But this isn’t my normal yarn.
This yarn is very thin, so it is measured out and labeled at 1320 yards for 4 ounces, but actually it is closer to 1340-1350 — I deliberately added 4-6 yards per each knot I had to make. So there is PLENTY of yardage.
And this is how it dyed up:
#7, #8 and #10 have now been claimed
Here is a close-up to show the sheen:
The rayon content did not take up the dye, making these yarns very interesting, indeed!
The numbers above each of them in the picture is the number to request. Just email me and ask for WoolRAY#___. For $25.00 apiece you will get 1320+ yards of wool-rayon laceweight yarn (shipping extra for outside of the U.S.). I won’t be doing this yarn again so it isn’t part of my regular BRS sequence, but the free shipping continues through tonight as with all my BRS so you can combine these WoolRAY selections with regular BRS selections to maximize your free shipping!
Tomorrow these will be reskeined and packed, and regular shipping charges will apply.