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Kara Variegated Tenacious Sock Hand Dyed Yarn - In Stock

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This hand dyed yarn is in stock and ready to ship.

This yarn is hand dyed on the Tenacious Sock base. It is a fingering weight yarn with enough drape for a shawl, but sturdy enough for socks. It is a 4-ply, 75% superwash merino / 15% nylon / 10% tencel sock weight. 100 grams/380 yards.

Hand wash cold; lay flat to dry.

Please allow for color differences from screen to screen and from screen to real life.


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Unfortunately, I can no longer accept cancellations once an order has been placed. Please be sure of your order before you place it. Please contact me with any questions. See my exchange policy below.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Returns and exchange details
Unfortunately, I can no longer accept cancellations on dyed-to-order items. Please contact me if you need to cancel an order for an in-stock item that has not shipped yet.

Contact me with in 3 days of receipt if you would like to exchange your yarn or fiber for a different color or base. Please follow the steps below to ensure a smooth exchange.

Yarn and notions can be exchanged. Knitting needles cannot be exchanged.

Please keep the yarn or fiber to be exchanged sealed in the bag it came in or similar type bag. Please keep it protected from pet hair and smoke smells. Items containing pet hair, smoke or food smells, missing tags, missing yardage, wound in to a ball, or otherwise no longer in a salable condition will not be accepted for exchange. Sale yarns, clearance, seconds, club shipments, and custom colorways may not be exchanged.

I will provide you with a return address when you contact me. Orders should be sent back within 2 weeks of originally receiving them. Most items can be dropped in a mailbox or sent with your other outgoing mail as long as adequate postage is affixed. Items weighing less than 16oz can be mailed back First Class. Items over 16oz can be mailed back Priority or Parcel Post.

Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling both ways, except in the cases of defective items or mistaken shipments.

Shipping policies

Generally, in-stock items ship in 1-2 business days and made-to-order items ship within 3-4 weeks, if not sooner. However, there may be times of high volume/holidays/vacation when shipping is affected. See the shop notice at the top of the page for the most current shipping times.

Most packages ship USPS. All packages ship with a tracking number. Once a package has left the United States the tracking number may no longer track.

I use the address Etsy provides me to ship. Customer is responsible for any additional shipping & handling charges incurred because of an incorrect address. No store credit will be issued for any package that is refused or abandoned for more than 30 days after notification.

***International Buyers***
I am happy to ship internationally, but you as the buyer accept all risk and liability for lost packages. Please be aware of any customs or duty charges for your country before placing an international order.

Additional policies

Please allow at least 1 business day for emails to be returned. Occasionally, it may take longer for me to reply to your email. This is especially true during periods of high production. If I have not returned your email within 24 hours, or if the matter is urgent, please contact me again. My regular working hours are normally Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5pm, Friday, 8am -12pm, not including holidays.


The majority of my yarns and fibers on this site are dyed-to-order. I always add extra skeins to any dye lot that is less than full. These extra skeins are put aside for Etsy updates 2-3 times per month. These updates are generally made on Etsy and are usually not announced in advance, so check back frequently. Larger updates are usually announced in the Facebook group.
Usually, yes. Some colors that have been retired can still be dyed if you are willing to buy the whole dye lot, usually 2-3 skeins depending on the base yarn. I am also happy to consider custom colors if the full dye lot is being purchased. Use the "Contact Us" links at the bottom of the page to contact me about your special order.
I will often use the same set of dyes in a variety of different ways--hand painting, kettle dyeing, immersion dyeing, semi-speckled, self striping, and "deconstructed" in to fade-style sets. I often use the same colorway name when I dye using the same colors, even if the technique is different. That makes it easy for me to keep track of and easy for customers to pick exactly the style they want.
Semisolid: A mostly solid color with some very light tonal variations.

Tonal: Not quite solid, but not wildly variegated. There are stronger color shifts than in a semisolid colors, but all of the hues tend to be in the same family.

Variegated, aka Short-Repeat Variegated: The color changes every few inches. The full color repeat is short, usually between 1.5 - 3 yards. Variegated yarns are sometimes called kettle dyed, space dyed, or pooling colorways. Variegated colorways may produce fraternal socks and mitts, rather than identical. Many of my Variegated colorways can also be dyed as Watercolor Stripes.

Self-Striping, aka Long-Repeat Variegated: The color changes every few feet to few yards. The full color repeat is longer, usually eve
All of my currently available Dyed-to-Order colors can be found on my website or in the Etsy shop above. The listings may occasionally sell out or be deactivated so that I may catch up on custom orders, take time off, or so that I can make room for new colorways.
Hand wash in cool water using an unscented wool wash for best results.
I host an audio podcast called Knit. Dye. Read. Although I do talk about Dyeabolical and related topics, Knit. Dye. Read. is primarily a personal podcast about what I'm knitting, what I'm reading, and what I am thinking about. There is no set recording schedule.

Kara Variegated Tenacious Sock Hand Dyed Yarn - In Stock

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  • Handmade Supply
  • Craft type: Crochet, Knitting, Macrame, Weaving & tapestry
  • Primary fiber: Wool
  • Secondary fiber: Tencel
  • Yarn weight: 1 Fingering & Sock
  • Art yarn: No
  • Hand painted or dyed: Yes
  • Length: 380 Yards
  • Feedback: 3626 reviews
  • Favorited by: 32 people
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From St Louis, Missouri
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