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179 When I Close My Eyes – Silk

$ 35.00

This Meadowcroft Dyeworks handpainted silk-blend yarn is variegated in colors reminiscent of the aurora borealis: apple, olive, and forest greens, bright blues and turquoise against a background of midnight, eggplant, violet, and wine. This is a very special single ply yarn made of 70% SW merino & 30% silk.  It feels softer than any yarn I’ve felt before, and owing to the silk, displays color with a brilliance and translucence that’s spectacular.

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179 When I Close My Eyes

Silk Traveler

Superwash Merino Handpainted Fingering Wt Yarn

  • Color variation: 179.001s
  • Fingering weight
  • 14 wraps per inch
  • 70% merino (superwash)
  • 30% silk
  • 100g / 3.5oz
  • 400m / 438 yd

Yarn:

Rustic Silk Traveler is a Silk / Merino blend that combines warm-buttery softness with a radience and luminosity that can display the intense, vibrant color and occasional iridescence of an Amazonian beetle as easily as the sublte shades of a seashell. I love how it takes color and then returns it holding back nothing. There’s something both ironic and captivating about the nature of a rustic high-twist single when it’s made with fibers as luxurious as these, without plies to complicate the visual field. Rustic Silk Traveler is a robust, impeccably crafted yarn, and it comes in colors you’ll savor.

Full skeins are presented in up to 60″ / 152 cm twisted hanks, or center pull cakes – as you wish. Please select your preference from the boxed choices in the order area above, and we’ll be happy to send that to you. It’s also presented in quarter and mini skeins.

If your project calls for more than we have in stock, please write to us. We would be glad to dye some more especially for you.

Wherever you are in the world, you pay shipping only on the first skein; additional skeins and bobbins ship free.

If you use Ravelry, we’re Dave (Dave-B) and son Will (BrWhatsit), and we invite you to check out our Rav group. It’s called Meadowcroft Dyeworks. Also for fellow Ravelers; if you display your stash there, and you buy some of our yarns, you’re welcome to use any of our photos if you wish.

Color:

From a monitor that’s calibrated monthly, to quality photo lighting & camera equipment, and the best editing practices we know of, we put a lot of effort & time into reproducing the color of our yarns accurately in these photographs. We know, though, that monitors can vary, and you may not see the color with the accuracy we’re aiming. That’s part why we make returns easy.

Care:

We recommend hand washing in cool water with mild soap and laying flat to dry. You may also machine wash on the gentle cycle, but the life of the garment may be reduced. Please do not use a mechanical dryer.

Smoke free, dog friendly home.

Returns:

Returns are simple.

  • You may return your purchase to us within 30 days of receipt for any reason.

  • If we are at fault, we pay shipping both ways.

  • It must be in the same condition in which you received it.

  • We would just request that you please write to us first.


This yarn, as with all our fingering weight yarns, is also available in 20 yard Mini skeins, and 100 yard Quarter skeins; just select the box in the order area above for your choice. These are ideal for making toys, beekeeper’s quilt modules, or just to see what a yarn looks and feels like. If you want to sample and swatch for a particular project, let us know how much you’ll need so we can be certain to send a mini from the appropriate variation.

Minis can also be purchased in custom mixed lots of 10, 15, 25, 50, 100 or any other number you require at significant savings over buying them individually. Purchase your lot, tell us how you want us to build it, and we’ll pull your order from the 200+ colorways available when you place it. Please let us know your wishes about color, for example, “heavy in purples”, “no yellow”, “anything full spectrum”, or “no pastels”. We’ll do our best to accommodate.

Some of these are yarns that we have in quantities of less than 1 skein, and are not photographed on our website. Within any lot, we won’t give you two that are the same unless you specifically ask. They will all be fingering weight, spun from superwash merino (with up to 10% cashmere or 25% bamboo in a couple of rare cases, and up to 20% nylon in a very few more), handpainted yarns. A small percentage may be from our own stash of indie dyer sock yarns to fill voids in some color areas. These are some of our favorite yarns from dyers like Dragonfly Fibers (lots!), Collinette Jitterbug, The Sanguine Gryphon, Koigu (lots!), Sundara, madelinetosh, and all of these will be clearly labeled, too.

Additional information

Presentation

100g / 438 yd Twisted Hank, 100g/ 438 yd Center-Pull Cake, 25g / 109 yd Quarter Skein, 4g / 20 yd Mini Skein