Sage, After Dark

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Sage, After Dark

There is sagebrush everywhere where I grew up. I love the softness of a sage green color. The darker gray sections were supposed to be a little purple, there are tiny hints of purple, but it's mostly gray = the after dark part of the name. There are also some gold hues on some of the darker gray sections.

These skeins are HUGE! I haven't offered a bulky weight yarn for a few years. This year, I really wanted to be able to make bulky beanies or sweaters -- something that is thick, quick, and super cozy. This new base fits the bill. These skeins are BIG yarn babies weighing in at 250mg (regular size skeins are 100gm), with lots of spring to them. I really like this base.

Colors: dark gray, sagebrush green, teal speckles, hints of gold (best seen in the 4th photo)
Yards: +\- 310, 250 gm (10 ounces)
Weight/Base: bulky weight, Merlin
Fiber: 100% superwash merino, 20.5 micron count (the lower the number, the finer the wool. 20.5 is next-to-skin soft)
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.