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Whitecaps 4ply Merino Mini Skein Set

$40.00

A limited edition set of 5 mini skeins in soft and squishy, untreated merino wool, hand dyed in the Fibresmith warehouse. Use these gorgeous, coordinating minis for colourwork, shawls, sock toes and heels, stripes – you name it!

Yarn Weight: 4 ply/Fingering
Blend: 100% Sustainable Extrafine (19.5 micron) Australian Merino
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
Hand 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. 

Availability: 5 in stock

Description

Beautifully soft, 19.5 micron, Merino wool yarn, ethically and sustainably grown in Australia and dyed by hand in the Fibresmith warehouse. This is an untreated (so not subjected to the damaging chemical treatments that produce Superwash) luxury fibre with an exceptionally soft handle. Longer staple fibres (around 3.5 inches/85mm which is long for merino fibre) are selected to reduce pilling. The fleece is spun at an Italian mill for exceptional twist and quality.

This Australian merino fibre is sourced from farms where high standards of animal welfare are required and animal husbandry practices ensure the basic physiological and behavioural needs of the sheep are met. All of the Australian merino fibre in Fibresmith Hand Dyes complies with the Australian wool industry administered National Wool Declaration Scheme, under which growers declare that the wool is from sheep that have not been mulesed. This declaration is subject to independent verification checks and farm inspections.

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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 could pair up two of our Mini Skein sets for your own gorgeous combo! 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.