MAIDEN is our 2-ply twist fingering-weight blend of superwash merino and nylon.
Merino wool is known for its softness, shine and breathability. It ranges in different types, measured by microns which are used to determine the diameter of the wool fiber. The smaller the number, the finer the fiber. Merino is a durable and naturally insulating fiber.
This merino is superwash which keeps the fibers from felting and takes dye easily creating saturated, vibrant colors. We enjoy creating new colors on this base first! The addition of nylon gives the superwash merino more elasticity and durability, making it a great option for socks. It also a favorite for shawls and colorwork sweaters.
- 80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
- 100 g / 400 yds / 365 m
- Sourced from Argentina and Uruguay from farms that do not practice mulesing
- Hand-dyed in our SE Portland studio
- Versatile gauge range
- Machine-washable - great for socks
- Rich, vibrant colors
Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry. To lengthen the life of your projects, we recommend washing by hand.
All hand dyed yarn is unique and no two skeins will be exactly alike. Please purchase enough yarn to complete your project. Alternating skeins is the best way to prevent possible pooling, flashing or a sudden shift of color. It's easy! Just work 1-2 row stripes from two balls of yarn (carrying the yarn up the side).
We try hard to capture the essence of each colorway, but please keep in mind that colors may vary from monitor to monitor.