When I was younger, Art Quilter Rosalie Dace would come teach in Sisters, Oregon where I grew up. My mother used to invite her over for dinner and she would tell us about South Africa where she lives as well as stories from her travels around the world. Once, she told me that neon orange, or hunter orange, is a neutral. I simply refused to believe her until she took a skein of bright, hot, neon orange mohair yarn and held it next to what seemed like 1,000 colors. Every time, I was amazed that the orange went with whatever other color. So this is my neutral orange, however outrageous that may seem. Thank you for this lesson Rosalie.
This single ply fingering weight 100% Merino is the yarn of my dreams! Light and soft, it knits up gorgeously and is the answer to most fingering weight projects. It is perfect for sweaters and shawls, items that don’t get a ton of wear and tear like socks (I seriously beg you, don’t make socks with this! They will wear out in like 5 months and it’s heartbreaking. Go check out Diva Sock for socks!).
When it’s time to wash, seriously take care of this amazing yarn. I recommend using a wool soak and follow the hand washing instructions on the soak (my favorite are the kind you don’t have to rinse), and dry flat.
Please keep in mind that all hand dyed are a little different and that is what makes them beautiful. Additionally, monitor colors can vary.