Harvest 4ply Watercolour Sock Mini Skein Set
A limited edition set of 5 mini skeins in soft and squishy merino wool, hand dyed in the Fibresmith warehouse. Use these gorgeous, coordinating minis for colourwork, sock toes and heels, stripes, shawls – you name it!
Yarn Weight: 4 ply/Fingering
Blend: 85% Superwash Extrafine Merino 15% Nylon
Each mini: 20g
Metreage for each mini: approx 70m
Suggested needles: 2.5 – 4mm needle
Tension: 28sts x 36 rows = 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles
Gentle Machine Wash
All of our mini skeins are one off colourways, the sets are limited editions and will likely not to be repeated (but there will be new gorgeous combos!). There may be variations in tone and shade on each skein, this is part of the beauty and process of hand dyeing.
Two plies are twisted tightly together to produce a very soft and springy yarn. The two plies with a high twist make the yarn slightly bumpy which helps the strands of yarn hold together against each other making it great for colourwork and lace work.
Extrafine (19.5 micron) merino wool makes this yarn soft and bouncy for next to skin comfort. While we don’t normally advocate or stock synthetic fibres, a little nylon is added for the extra durabilty and machine washability that is needed for hard wearing socks.
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Not sure what to do with your minis?
Our Mini Stripe Scarf is a fun, free pattern that uses 10 mini skeins – you can easily adapt it to 12 skeins by repeating Section 3 twice in different colours! We’ve also spent some time on Ravelry.com pulling together some great pattern suggestions – this is by no means an exhaustive list but to get your creative juices flowing, click here to see some great patterns that use mini skeins.