Boat Paint Blue Organic Merino DK Wool Yarn 100g

$21.66

Shipping to United States: $19.75

'Boat Paint Blue'. A vibrant semi-solid electric blue tone inspired by the hull of a fishing boat in Folkestone Harbour. Originally dyed as part of the 'Harbour' mini-skein set. Available on a variety of (mostly) merino yarn weights from sock to super chunky.

Our solid and semi-solid range is inspired primarily by Folkestone's Creative Quarter (where we are based) and references artists, art, craft and textile history, traditional pigments and colours, other creatives, and the local area in its inspiration and colour origins.

Organic DK Yarn Merino Base 100g:
100% organic merino wool. 100g = 300m. needles 3-4mm, 5 sts 7 rows per inch.

Available on other yarn bases elsewhere in our shop.


As colours can differ slightly between batches, we recommend purchasing enough yarn to finish your project from the same batch. If your desired number of skeins are not available on your chosen base, please message us and we will dye the needed quantity.


Why Merino?

Merino sheep produce a fine, soft wool that is also strong and durable. The fibres can be as fine as 18-23 micron (the Kent Romney averages 28-30 micron thickness) making it feel soft and itch-free next to your skin.

Other benefits of merino fibre include its warmth relative to its weight, as it has a natural loft that traps heat very effectively between the fibres (and is warmer than a synthetic fibre of the same weight). It is also good in warmer climates as its breathability and moisture management properties efficiently regulate your body temperature; in fact, merino can absorb 30% of its own weight in moisture and still feel dry to the touch. This ability helps with odour-management, because the bacteria that can cause odour don't have the moist environment they need to thrive.

Our merino is responsibly sourced by our suppliers in Yorkshire, the heart of the British wool & textile industry.


Natural & man-made fibres & pollution:

FHY's use of man made fibres (nylon, polyamide and stellina) is kept to an absolute minimum to prevent micro-fibre pollution, and these fibres are only included where it is necessary for the strength of the yarn (sock and lace) or for the aesthetic properties of the stellina sparkle. If you are concerned about micro fibre pollution, laundry bags which catch fibres before they leave your machine are produced by brands such as Guppyfriend. Natural fibres like wool will biodegrade and do not cause pollution. We use professional quality acid dyes to colour our yarn, and always re-use water and/or neutralise the mild acid used to create the dye bath before disposal.


Care and washing:

Gentle hand washing of hand dyed and hand knitted/crocheted items is recommended. Yarns marked superwash can be machine washed at 30 degrees, but I personally prefer hand washing in warm water using a mild detergent before lying flat to dry (no-rinse wool specific products such as eucalan or soak are great for this). Please note that hand-dyed yarns may shed a little colour when first washed. This does not affect the fastness of the colour, and is due to excess loose dye particles.


We do custom requests:

Please note that custom requests such as a different base yarn or in larger quantities are easily achieved with no 'custom' surcharge added to the price. I am happy to oblige if I can, just message me and i'll quote you a cost and time scale.

Shipping from United Kingdom

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Reviews (1)

Average:

Wonderful wool item, lovely quality and very soft. Always fast shipping - I come back to this shop each time :)


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