What an exciting Blog Reader Special collection for you this week. I was given some interesting yarns recently in exchange for a custom dye job, and had to look them up to determine fiber content and respective pricing, which I have listed down below. Along with my regular Phydlbitz Sock, the other two yarns I’m showing this week are both have a bit of sparkle or bling to them — very subtle, but fascinating to see tiny flashes among the fibers.
I went into this week’s dye session aiming to get away from the “baby-soft” dye techniques I’ve been using recently, aiming for more deep saturations. I didn’t want a flat solid, however, so instead of blending dyes and then applying it to the yarn, I dipped each Twinset into one color, then another, and then a third, turning the yarns each time. This created a noticeable layered effect that you can see up-close, but from a distance creates an overall solid color. It may not be easily seen as they are drying on the rack, but when they are reskeined there will definitely be an organic-looking variation all along the strand.
The Silver Bling is particularly interesting – as a 2-ply yarn it can be a very light sock/fingering or a heavy laceweight, and comes in at about 500 yards for a 4 ounce hank. Two of these will knit up into a very ample shawl!
The Bronze Bling is also listed as a 2-ply sock weight, and comes as 430 yards in 100grams or 3.5 ounces. And, while the supplier lists it as a “sock weight” yarn, I would not personally knit the lower portion of socks with this yarn — use Phydlbitz (or similar durable sock yarn) for the foot portion that goes into the shoe and save the lovely shiny yarns to knit from the ankle up where people can marvel at the little flashes. Or, of course, you can use either of these Merino based “Bling” yarns for a scarf, cap, cowl, or shawl with just a hint of luxury. 🙂
Truth be told, the Bling yarns were identified as having the silver-toned or bronze-toned Stellina, but now they’re all dyed, I honestly cannot tell the difference — I just like the little flashes when the light hits them just right — but I will mark them as the supplier marked them.
- Pricing – I am offering a Preview Pricing discount of 10% off when you request any two or more yarns from this newest collection, BRS23 #301 – 325, today or tomorrow (Saturday or Sunday). I will deduct your discount on your PayPal invoice. And please note, you do not need a PayPal account to order yarns from me; PayPal will process your credit/debit card just fine and they will never give me your card information.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered requests.
I expect to have these all reskeined, labeled, and ready to ship on or about Wednesday.
The yarns and weights are different, so I have itemized them by their BRS numbers, fiber content, yardage and prices
- 301 – 312 – Phydlbitz Sock,
75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards – $27.50 each
- 313 – 316 – Silver Bling –
75/20/5 Superwash Merino/Nylon/Silver-toned Stellina, 2ply yarn, 500 yards/4oz – $30.00
- 317 – 325 – Bronze Bling – 70/20/10 Superwash Merino/Nylon/Bronze-toned Stellina, 2 ply sock weight, 430 yards/100g – $28.50
301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312
313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325