Merino Cashmere Yarn | Superwash Fingering weight | “Rusty Door in Modena”

This Rusty Door in Modena colourway is dyed in a limited edition merino cashmere yarn base, in high twist sock/fingering weight. Perfect or next-to-skin projects requiring great stitch definition.

Technicalities at a glance:

  • yarn: superwash merino/cashmere/nylon (80/10/10) sock/fingering weight yarn
  • hight twist, perfect base for knitting and crochet projects requiring good stitch definition
  • repeatable colourway, available in Gaia Sock and Gaia DK


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Rusty Door in Modena is a merino cashmere yarn hand dyed in saturated turquoise blue and rust yarn with enough speckles to keep your eyes interested when knitting or crocheting and after you’ve finished your project. This is a limited edition high twist Merino/Cashmere/Nylon base, providing great stitch definition to your project (fantastic for lace shawls).

At 546 yards or 500 meters, one skein gets you far. Looking for this colourway in fingering weight? Click here for the Gaia DK version.

Because designer indie-dyed yarns are created in small batches, differences are to be expected between skeins (and often even in the same batch). I advise you buy as many skeins as needed for your project and alternate them to avoid pooling and colour mismatches. Find out more in our Fibre Bases and Info page.

Please Note: the photos mostly show this yarn in DK weight – the photo with the skinny long yarn depicts this base. 

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions5000 cm


  • 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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