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 yarn is my answer to almost all knitting projects. It’s great for a beginning project, easy to hold, soft, durable, and washable. With 100% Superwash Merino and 220 yards, this worsted weight is soft enough even for a next-to-skin sweater for the pickiest of people. Then it can even just be thrown in the wash, so no mini sweaters for your non-yarnie friends.
Who doesn’t love superwash? This knit can be washed in the machine and dried flat. However, after the time I put in, I still prefer to hand wash using a wool soak and drying flat.
Please keep in mind that all hand dyes are a little different and that is what makes them beautiful. Additionally, monitor colors can vary.