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Streets of Arklow

Streets of Arklow

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Streets of Arklow


Streets of Arklow is bringing the best of hand dyed yarn to the Van Morrison Collection here at Hidden Pond Yarns. Each skein is a true wonder, taking on a life of its own in the dye pans. Greys and blues, rusty orange and burnt browns, this colourway has stolen my heart. Photographing this colourway was challenging, because it's difficult to capture how truly special each skein is. Even when dyed in the same batch, in the same pan, each skein is truly one of a kind. And once twisted into a skein, we loose a lot of visibility of the swirling blends of colours and speckles. Once you unwrap the yarn, all the beauty is released and you can really see how special these colours are. Alternating skeins in between rows is suggested with hand dyed yarn like this!

Streets of Arklow is shown on here on my Squishy Sock base.

 **Due to the nature of this dye recipe, I can only offer this colourway on Super Wash yarn bases**

 

Let me take a moment to walk you through all 6 of my different yarn bases.

 

Lustrous Lace Base: This very thin, very fine lace weight yarn is both luxurious yet practical. Made up of 75% Extrafine Superwash Merino, and 25% Mulberry Silk, this base is so very soft, and the colours of dye simply glow throughout each skein. 100 grams and 875 yards, this yarn base is a 2ply construction. A stunning choice for shawls and light summer garments, this yarn base has a lovely drape and is very comfortable to wear next to the skin. Hand wash only.


Squishy Sock Base: A soft and plump fingering weight yarn, made up of 80% Superwash Merino Wool and 20% Nylon. Each skien is 114 grams and 437 yards. It has an 8 ply makeup, giving it a substantial feel for a fingering weight yarn. A perfect base for any item calling for a classic fingering weight yarn. It is machine washable on delicate cycle, thanks to it’s Superwash treatment. This is a reliable and practical choice for items like socks, shawls, baby items and other wearable garments.


Luxe Sock Base: The most luxurious of all fingering weight bases, Luxe Sock is made up of 75% Ultra Fine Merino Wool, 15% Mulberry Silk, and 10% Cashmere. Each skien is 100 grams and 437 yards. This yarn base is heavenly soft against the skin, and perfect for a special project calling for a high end fingering weight yarn. The Mulberry Silk adds drape and lustre, and the cashmere creates a fuzzy halo effect as you work with it. The colours of dye tend to shine through, looking much more striking and rich compared to some of my samples on Superwash bases. Hand wash only.


Hidden DK Base: Once a little shop secret, this base is now available all the time! This ultra versatile Double Knit Base is a no-brainer, easy choice for anything meant to wear next to the skin. Made up of 85% Extra Fine Superwash Merino Wool and 15% Nylon, this 4 ply yarn is unbelievably soft, easy to care for (machine washable on a delicate cycle, in cold water) and takes up the dye colours beautifully. Each skein is 100 grams and 246 yards.


 

Classic Worsted Base: A soft and full Worsted Base yarn, made up of 100% Superwash Merino Wool. Each skein is 110 grams and 205 yards. It is plush, and versatile, and thanks to its Superwash treatment, it is also machine washable on a delicate cycle. A great, practical choice for any project calling for a Worsted Weight base.


Hidden Bulky Base: Once a little shop secret, this base is now available all the time! The thickest of all my bases, this 100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino base is unbelievably soft next to the skin, and the dye colours simply shine through. Each skein is 100 grams and 109 yards. Although made up of the same blend as the Classic Worsted Weight base, this yarn has a much softer feel to it thanks to the Extra Fine Merino Wool. A little goes a long way with this great yarn base, and is a smart choice for hats, cowls and baby blankets.


I try to include as many photos, on as many bases as possible. I am always updating the photos to accurately depict the product. Your patience is appreciated as I continue to grow and tweak this site.

 

The beauty of indie dyed yarns is that no two are identical, I recommend alternating skeins after each row for a more uniform look. It is a rare occurrence, and I do everything possible to avoid this, but there is always a chance of colour bleeding with the first wash, especially with non superwash yarn bases. The photos used are chosen to best represent the true colourways, using natural, outdoor sunlight. I try my hardest to achieve consistency between dye lots. If you need a quick consultation while choosing colours, please let me know, I’d love to help! 

 

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I accept returns within 14 days of arrival. Please refer to my Returns and Refund Policy for full details.

Care Instructions

Hand washing all finished work is best. I recommend soaking your knitwear in luke warm water with your favourite mild wool wash. Some colour bleeding is normal, especially with non superwash yarn bases. Always lay your work flat to air dry, never put it in the dryer!

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