Oil Slick

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Oil Slick

This colorway started out very different from the way it looks now. I really didn't like the way it turned out, so I dyed the skeins again -- now they look rad. In the last photo you can see how well this colorway pairs with semi-solid skeins found in the "Tabitha's Tonals" listing (some of those skeins have reduced prices for small blemishes that wouldn't look very obvious one stitched up).

This yarn base is VERY soft and thin. They feel like a silk blend, but it's the super fine superwash merino that is so dreamy and soft. With a micron count of 19.5, and 20% nylon, these skeins are great for items you want to have a lovely drape; shawls, blankets, scarves, sweater, cardigan, etc. I love the smooth look of 4-ply sock weight, which also adds some extra strength. If you want to try it but don't like thin yarn, try two strands held double for a lovely DK weight.

Color(s): turquoise, yellow, green, pink, purple, blue, orange, many blended colors
Fiber(s): 80% superwash 19.5 micron merino, 20% nylon
Weight: light sock/fingering
Length/yardage: +/- 450, 100 gm
Care instructions: Superwash wool will not felt in a washing machine (do NOT dry in a dryer). However, I still suggest hand washing, lay flat and shape to dry.

NOTE: Most tap water has a higher than desirable (for hand-dyed wool) pH level. You can neutralize this by simply adding 2 tablespoons, per gallon of water, of white vinegar to your wash water. That will neutralize the pH levels and help maintain the vibrant colors.