Yarnbow - handspun self-striping/color-changing wool yarn

Yarnbow - handspun self-striping/color-changing wool yarn

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Primary fiber: Wool
  • Length: 120 yards
  • Yarn weight: 5 bulky

This yarn stripes through 32 different hand-dyed colors that do not repeat. I spun it so that it will stripe through the rainbow (sort of) - it starts off with white and then goes through yellows, oranges, reds, brown, black, greens, blues, and purples. I dye the fiber in large batches, and all the skeins currently available are from the same dye lot.

***New & Improved!*** I recently updated this colorway to remove several shades of grey and replaced them with more colors. All new batches of Yarnbow going forward will include the updated colors, and the older version has been retired.

You can see some pictures of one skein of the older version of Yarnbow knit into an oversized cowl here (the color progression is the same in all skeins):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/folktalefibers/8286441418/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/folktalefibers/8286441186/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/folktalefibers/8286440894/

The wool I used in this dyelot is super soft organic polwarth wool from the falkland islands. No herbicides, pesticides, dips, footbaths or regular injections are used on their sheep, and no bleach or other chemicals in the processing of the wool. It is softer than my usual merino x wool, and the yarn is hardwearing (thanks to the long staple of the polwarth wool), slightly drapey, and has a slight sheen to it. It reminds me a bit of a cross between a bouncy fine wool like merino and a soft longwool like blue faced leicester.

This yarn is about a bulky to super bulky weight, so I'd recommend around US 13+ knitting needles. This skein is plenty of yarn for a big hat, cowl, scarf, a pair or two of fingerless gloves, smallish legwarmers, or ??

Yarnbow:
120+ yds
organic polwarth wool
bulky weight
singly ply
4 oz

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crimescenecleanup Mar 14, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

So many different colors! So vibrant! There is really nothing else like these yarnbows. I love working with this. This is more matte than the Dark Side version.

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Carol Quilici Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These look and feel delightful! I am very much looking forward to making a cowl with these beauties. Thank you so much!

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Emma Mokler Jan 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So awesome! Thank you so much for the great yarn! I can't wait to knit it up! You are the best! Knit on! 🙃

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aeberinger Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is glorious!

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