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SECOND Rare and Exotic Beast: FU Blue - Kelpie

Regular price $25.00

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This OOAK colour is a very saturated cobalt blue with tonal variegation.
The dye has not set to a standard that I'm happy with. (I'm uptight, so it's  probably fine.) There is a little excess dye that will come off when the yarn is washed. This will not impact the colour of the yarn, just the colour of the wash water. 

In this case, I washed the yarn in a white sink. I can see a tiny blush of blue when I am washing the yarn. When I wash it in a stainless steel sink, I can't see anything. 

Please follow the washing instructions carefully.

(This is a very saturated colourway.  If you are planning to knit this with a light colour, I would recommend knitting a small test swatch with all the colours you're using, and wash and block in the usual way. Cold water and a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid is a good bet!)

Kelpie is a fabulous yarn - soft superwash merino - which takes dye like a dream, combined with natural linen - which doesn't take dye at all! The result is a tweedy blended look, adding depth and interest to any colour.
This yarn is great for garments and accessories, and showcasing cables!

All skeins in this listing are from the same batch. Some colourways have many dye processes, which means each skein is a little different! I strongly recommend alternating skeins when knitting a larger item. 


Yarn Details:
Fibre content: 90% superwash merino / 10% linen
Weight: 100g
Yardage: 180 metres / 196 yards
Recommended knitting needle size: 3.25 - 5.00 mm needles for garments and accessories

Care:
Wash carefully by hand in cold water with a few drops of clear unscented dishwashing liquid (if needed). Dry flat in shade.

Colours:
I try hard to take photos that accurately represent the colour of the yarn, but please note that screens all show colour a little differently. If you have questions about colours, please ask, and I will do my best to describe them for you!