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Neutral colour yarn | speckled superwash 4 ply | “Post-Apocalyptic Tweed” | Pre-Order

Please note: this is a pre-order item. My turnaround times are quick (3-5 days plus shipping) so don’t let that stop you from ordering!

Every stash needs a good neutral colour yarn, am I right? This warm beige is reminiscent of old papyrus and beach pebbles or, better yet, post-apocalyptic tweed – it’s got rainbow speckles throughout!

  • Sock/Fingering weight yarn, 4-ply construction
  • 100g skein
  • Gaia Sock yarn base: 75% superwash (non-felting) merino wool, 25% nylon
  • 425 meters / 464 yards
  • 18-24 WPI
  • Needle size: 3.25mm-3.75mm (US 3-5), crochet hooks D-F


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A stash should never be without a neutral colour yarn. A good neutral such as this warm beige is perfect for gender neutral garments for babies or men who need their clothes to suit a more corporate environment.

Neutral doesn’t need to be boring, however. This colourway has a trick up its figurative sleeve: rainbow speckles! These multicolour dots of colour mimic tweed and will show subtly on your knitted or crocheted item – perfect for the rebel who needs to blend in but still show some pizzazz.

This yarn would make a lovely beanie for that special (knit-worthy) person in your life, or a pair of cosy socks. If you use multiples, the sky is the limit! (Please get in touch for a custom dye of multiple skeins.)

I dyed Post-Apocalyptic Tweed in my Gaia sock base, which is an absolutely gorgeous superwash merino and nylon (75/25) fingering weight, 4-ply construction yarn. It’s a very sturdy yet soft yarn, perfect for harder wearing projects.

About hand dyed colourways

Because designer indie-dyed yarns are created in small batches, differences are to be expected between them (and often even in the same batch). Because of this, 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.

Whether you’re talking about this neutral colour yarn or another one, I am also happy to custom dye lot of yarn to suit your needs, simply contact me on [email protected] and let’s talk!

A disclaimer on colour

Please note that this colourway doesn’t photograph well. The undertone of this warm beige is slightly less yellow and more subtle pink/red that what you see. I’ve done my best to showcase the true colours of this lovely yarn but my camera just wasn’t cooperating no matter how much I tried. Your monitor settings might also differ from mine.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions4250 cm
Fibre Content

Superwash merino/nylon

Yarn Base

Gaia Sock – superwash merino/nylon 75/25 4-ply Fingering weight


  • 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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