I am hoping to do the West Knits MKAL in October, and it calls for 1 skein of 5 different colorways. I chose to use this Tabitha base because the drape is drool worthy and these will make such a snuggly shawl you'll want to wrap up in it all winter long.
I shared the colors on Instagram and asked my followers to pick color combinations -- the response was epic! So many great ideas! I have picked a few combos and named them after the person who suggest this combination. You can pick one of those kits (which have a slightly reduced price when purchased as a kit), or you can pick and choose your colors and design your own kit. If you would like to see certain colors photographed side-by-side, just contact me and I'll get a photo sent to you. (Some Sunshine and Cotton Candy skeins have OOPS! spots on them. You can see them in the last photo. Those skeins are listed individually and have a reduced price).
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): teal, yellow, light purple/gray, earthy green, pink, turquoise, dark gray/black, orange with red speckles
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 WARM water, of white vinegar to your wash water. That will neutralize the pH levels and help maintain the vibrant colors.