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Bright orange hand spun yarn with tweed – 330 yards Fingering to Worsted weight

A bright orange hand spun yarn – with bits of fun tweed for added texture.

The main info at a glance:

  • 330 yards/301 meters approximate total length
  • Fingering/4ply to Worsted weight
  • 2-ply construction, with a slight barber pole effect (two tones of orange plied together for a subtle optical blending)
  • Chain-plied (rounder than a 2-ply construction)
  • fibres: Shetland wool and tweed nepps


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Who doesn’t need more colour in their lives? Enter this bright orange hand spun yarn that you won’t be able to ignore.

This Shetland wool and tweed blend was a pleasure to handle, the wool was super sleek and it wanted to be spun thin – this means you get more yardage (a total of 330) that usual in this 100g skein. 

I chain-plied this yarn, which means the thread structure is rounder than a 2-ply but equally bouncy. A pleasure to knit, crochet or weave!

The tweed bits are lovely to behold, an added bit of texture to an already flame-y yarn. 

This yarn would make a lovely shawl, and if you want to create something larger, you can either pair it with another 4 ply/fingering weight yarn in a darker colour for the orange to really pop, or tone it down slightly by adding a blue yarn.

Whatever you knit or crochet with it, you’re sure to stand out from the crowd.

The journey of this hand spun yarn began with me but it goes on with you

Hand spun yarns are such amazing gems of crafting wonder that commercial yarns just can’t get close to.

I have lovingly spun each fun orange yard on my wheel, but the journey of this skein doesn’t end here –  it continues with you, your crafting project and your imagination.

What an amazing thing that a hand crafted bit of wool can begin its journey with one person and continue with someone else, and how lovely is it to be a part of that?

Please note on colour accuracy

Although colours shown on this listing run true on my monitor, they can vary on yours depending on your settings.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions3300 cm

Red Orange, Yellow Orange


  • Keep yarn in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the skein to avoid squishing it.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.


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Your new skeins will be carefully wrapped in a paper bag and shipped in a fully compostable mailing bag.  

UK shipping is £4 flat rate.

International shipping is £6 flat rate.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

(If you are outside of the UK, I might put your yarn in a vacuum sealed bag to save you shipping costs. Don’t worry, this doesn’t damage the fibre in any way!)

Your best crafting is my goal

I want you to absolutely love your knitting and crochet. I care whether that fab cardigan or pair of socks come to life. Your knitting and crochet needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My yarns,  project bags and stitch markers are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hello there, I’m Eleanor and my goal in life is to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey by dyeing the most fun yarns for your enjoyment.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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