On Saturday I received a small shipment of some interesting laceweight yarn: 45% ultra-fine Merino, 35% Cashmere, 20% Nylon. Practically a cobweb, it is supposed to be 1500 yards per 100grams. I don’t like to run up more than 1000 yards at a time on my skein winder, so I put this yarn up into 750 yard/50g hanks.
It is definitely a springy yarn, and draws up a lot, as you can see below in the picture. As it was hanging on the rack I was able to gently pull it down almost as long as the Phydlbitz Sock.
You’ll notice the same color sequence within the lace and the sock: that’s because I dyed one laceweight with one sock yarn in each pouch. Since I have never used this laceweight base before I wanted to see how it behaves, and dyeing them together (to ensure the same dyes and other factors) is the best way I can think of for comparison.
For each pair, I used a single jar of pre-mixed dye solution, using leftover dyes from previous jobs.
The first pair of each set (#536 and 542) was dyed with what I thought was a brown-chestnut combination, but it appears I was mistaken as the colors seemed to separate themselves once it got into the steamer.
Here is the full rack as they are drying outside today. The first six are the 45% ultra-fine Merino, 35% Cashmere, 20% Nylon lace weight, available for $18.00 apiece. The other six are Phydlbitz Sock, 80/20 SWCorriedale/Nylon, 430 yards. These will all be ready to ship on Friday (or before). Make your selection and then just email me your request for the ones you want.
ALREADY CLAIMED: 536, 538, 540, 541, 542, 544