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This colourway was hand painted with dyes from the Landscapes Elements range, based on colours of the Australian desert. There are 4 lovely warm shades of brown in this yarn.

The yarn is a 4-ply - somewhere between a thick fingering weight and a sport weight. Can't quite decide which one is more accurate, so am mentioning both! ;-) 100% Merino wool, very soft. Can be machine washed at up to 30ºC according to care instructions, but I would recommend hand washing for this one. Recommended needle size is between 3-3.5mm/US size 3-4. One skein is approximately 100g/3.5oz and 250m/306 yards.

Colours may vary depending on monitors/monitor settings.

Thanks for looking! Please see my shop policies for further yarn info and information about shipping fees. Any questions, just ask. :-)

Frequently asked questions about Spacefrog

My yarns are dyed to be colourfast (in a normal washing machine cycle) and are rinsed thoroughly after dyeing, although in the interest of preserving water, I do not go overboard. A small amount of bleeding may occur in the first wash - this is normal, particularly for very bright, intense colours, and should not affect the actual colour of the yarn. Some colours such as bright turquoises, very bright greens and some pinks and yellows are more prone to bleeding. To minimise this, I recommend washing your finished knitted item in cold water for the first time.

While they are not usually shown in the pictures, all my yarns come with a label that includes basic care instructions.
I hate knots in yarn and I'm sure you do too! They are annoying but sadly inevitable - they happen in all types of yarn, from bargain bin stuff to luxury yarn. I do my best to keep them to a minimum and I re-skein and knot check all my yarns before listing them for sale. I make every effort to mention any knots in my listings. Skeins with more than one knot are offered at a reduced price.
I am open to all of the above, so please don't hesitate to ask. Enquiries are welcome!
I source my yarns from established Australian and European suppliers. Depending on the type, I can order in different yarn bases at relatively short notice. I'm also always open to suggestions if you know of a great yarn base that I should stock.
I use quality acid dyes, which work best for animal fibres such as wool and silk. Acid dyes may sound a bit scary, but they are very safe and generally low toxicity. Unlike some dyes, they do not require heavy metal mordants.

The acids most commonly used to set the dyes are white vinegar or citric acid. I use citric acid as it is odour-free and economical.
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Desert - Hand Dyed Fingering/Sport Weight Merino Yarn - 100g


  • Materials: wool, merino, yarn, dye
  • Ships worldwide from Australia
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