The Scarlet Letter
It's been a long time since I read this book...pretty sure I was a junior in high school. It was one of those books you don't forget. When I was trying to name this colorway (it used to be named Cherry Bomb) I needed something that more accurately fit the darker sections of these skeins. I mixed a dark red dye with black - these aren't a cherry red, they are deeper than that.
This is my go-to DK base for my shop. It’s a standard staple of superwash merino and nylon, making it soft and resilient for any project.
Colors: shades of dark red
Yards: +\- 246
Weight: Percy DK
Fiber: 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon
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.