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Blue and neon green hand spun yarn – hand dyed wool – 166 Yards, 68g

This skein was born from an experimental plying technique, and the end result is a really lovely blue and neon green hand spun yarn that I’m truly smitten with.

Technical specs at a glance:

  • fibre: BFL and bio-nylon wool top plus Shetland roving (read more below)
  • total length: 166 yards/151 meters approx.
  • weight: 68g
  • 4-ply modified construction (read more below)
  • DK to Worsted weight
  • Spun worsted and woollen style (read more below)


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This blue and neon green hand spun yarn has a fun story. It was born out of curiosity: what would happen if I mixed spinning and plying techniques? A lovely yarn, that’s what! 

I spun this yarn using a worsted spinning style on the blue thread, and a woollen style on the neon green. To top it off, I then chain-plied the blue and added the green singles yarn to the mix – the result is a 4-ply construction skein, with 3 plies blue and one green, but which look a lot like a 2-ply yarn visually.

I used my hand dyed BFL/bio-nylon wool top for the blue and some lovely Shetland roving I dyed green. This means you get a sturdy blue thread mixed with a fuzzier green one, resulting in this sort of Frankenstein constructed yarn that is a delight to look at and work with. You get the best of both worlds: strength and warmth combined.

The skein is has a nice round appearance (fabulous for knitting projects with cables, for example) and goes from Worsted to Chunky, changing along its length – a great testament to the varying nature of hand spun yarns.

There are approximately 166 yards/151 meters for you to knit, crochet or weave something lovely with. You can pair this blue and neon green hand spun with other yarns to make a larger project. Your imagination is the limit.

About handspun yarn

Hand spun yarns are full of character. They have variable textures throughout the thread because they are 100% made by human hands and, therefore, their weight (“thickness”) can vary a little or a lot, depending on the spinner’s intention.

When crafting with handspun, you are picking up the spinner’s work, continuing the fibre’s journey, and making it your own.

Be a part of this amazing handmade artistry.

A note on colour accuracy

Please be aware that product colours may vary according to different screen settings. Despite colours showing true on my monitor, I have no way of ascertaining what it might look on yours.

Additional information

Weight0.054 kg
Dimensions1510 cm
Fibre Content

BFL and bio-nylon, Shetland

Spinning Style

Chain plied, Worsted spun, Woollen spun


  • 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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