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This item sold on October 11, 2012.

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This is a yarn that started out to be a Christmas yarn, and turned out like a tropical drink! It reminds me of an old Chinese story that goes something like this:

A wise farmer had a horse and one day it ran away. Everyone in the village said, " Oh, what bad luck!" But the farmer said, "That's the way life goes sometimes." Then one day the horse returned and the villagers said, "What good luck!" But the farmer said, "That's the way things happen sometimes." One day the farmer's son fell off the horse and broke his leg. The villagers said, "What bad luck!" The farmer said, "That's the way life happens sometimes." And then one day the Emperor sent his army through the village, taking away all the young men to serve in a war. The farmer's son was left at home because of his broken leg. The farmer smiled.

And so this yarn didn't turn out the way I envisioned, but what luck!

It has been spun in a mildly thick and thin style and is super soft as it's spun from merino fleece in yellow, orange, pink, and various reds, from tomato to brick. (The merinos are sourced from non-mulesing flocks and colored with non toxic dyes.) The white sheen comes from bamboo fiber and Tencel, a biodegradable fiber made from wood. One of the photos shows it knitted up in plain old stocking stitch.

Tropical Cocktail is a sister yarn to my Winter Ice Handspun.

100 grams (3.5 ounces), single ply, approximately 136 yards long, spun in a pet and smoke free environment. Yarn gauge = 9 wraps per inch.

This yarn can be spun in greater quantities if needed.

Tropical Cocktail Handspun Yarn


  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: bamboo fiber, Tencel fiber, merino fleece
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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