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Jewel tone hand spun yarn – Merino, Alpaca, Camel and Silk blend – 148 yards

The perfect jewel tone hand spun yarn: the merino and alpaca give it softness, the camel adds luxury and the silk makes it shiny. Gorgeous.

All you need to know at a glance:

  • 148 yards/135 meters approximate total length
  • Mostly DK weight
  • chain-plied (keeps the colours together in sections so there’s no “barber pole effect”)
  • 3-ply structure
  • fibres: 40% Merino, 20% Alpaca, 20% Camel, 20% Mulberry Silk


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This soft and shiny jewel tone hand spun yarn just hits me right in the knitty feels! It’s just so lovely (tooting my own spinning horn, I know!)

I hand spun this lovely yarn using wool top dyed by another indie dyer (because I love to try out different fibre blends and colour combos). This is a fun and luxurious blend of merino wool, alpaca, camel and silk. Merino makes this a soft yarn, the silk adds shine, finally the alpaca and camel fibres add cosiness with a little fuzzy halo.

This yarn was chain-plied, so the colours are kept in solid sections and its structure is rounder and plumper than a 2-ply.

There are beautiful shades of soft blue, green, orange and pink. 

With a total of 148 yards of DK weight, this hand spun would make a lovely baby beanie hat (with yardage to spare) or a soft cowl. You can pair it with an equally soft commercial yarn and make something bigger such as a shawl or, if keeping this hand spun for accent parts, a whole jumper (if you use a dark colour as the main body, the jewel tones will be a really nice pop of colour on your knitted or crocheted object).

The journey of my hand spun yarn is yours, too

A hand spun yarn is that special something with a character that commercial yarns just can’t get close to. Each yard of fibre has passed through my loving spinner hands to become what it is now: a bouncy, squishy and shiny skein of yarn waiting for your imagination to turn it into the perfect knitting or crochet project you can be proud of.

When you craft with my hand spun yarn, you are picking up my work and making it your own by continuing the fibre’s journey.

You are therefore a part of this amazing handmade artistry, how lovely is that?

On colour accuracy

Please be aware that the colours shown on this yarn run true on my monitor but can vary on yours depending on your settings.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions1350 cm

blue green, Rose pink, teal blue, Orange, Pink


  • 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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