The Holly and The Ivy – Fingering Weight
$26.00 – $29.00
“The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown, of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown. The rising of the sun and the running of the deer, the playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir.” – a verse from a traditional British folk carol
Fiber Content: 100% machine-washable organic* merino
Yardage: 394 yards (360m)
Gauge: approx. 28 – 32 sts = 4 in (10cm)
Wand Size: 0 – 3 US Needle or B/C/D Hook (2 – 3.25mm)
Care: Hand-wash in cool water for best results, or machine wash on the delicate cycle with like delicates. Dry flat or tumble dry low.
This hand-dipped variegated yarn knits up in painterly stripes of varying subtlety, just like the fur of my favorite familiar beasts. Although I’ve dyed this yarn in small matching batches, no two skeins will be exactly the same …that’s also true for every animal I’ve known and loved. When working with my yarn, look forward to ribbons of alternating hues, beautiful color pooling, and whimsical resist marks.
*base yarn is spun from organic wool and pre-treated with an organic compound to prevent felting in the wash. The dyes I use are not organic, however, I always work with the earth and her creatures in mind.