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Ocean inspired yarn | superwash sock yarn | “Incoming Tide”

Dive deep into your knitting and crochet with this ocean inspired yarn.

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


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If you love semi-solid, ocean inspired yarn colourways with speckles, this is for you. Meet Incoming Tide, a one-of-a-kind colourway inspired by warm days by the sea, collecting glass pebbles as you walk along the beach. I can smell the salt in the air already.

Hand dyed in my Gaia Sock yarn base, this squishy, high twist sock/fingering weight skein is stunning with its deep blue and green hues. The orange speckles (with some hints of blush pink here and there) add a touch of cheeky whimsy to this colourway.

These skeins of Incoming Tide were the result of a whimsical hand dyeing session, and therefore are non-repeatable. Please make sure you buy enough for your project, or alternate this with a semi-solid colour yarn for extra yardage.

High twist fingering weight yarns with nylon are perfect for socks or harder-wearing jumpers/sweaters. The colour progression from blue to blue-green and then the orange/pink speckles will keep your eyes engaged and your hands knitting.

About indie dyed yarns

Because designer hand-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 a similar ocean themed yarn or any another colourway, I am happy to custom dye a lot of yarn to suit your needs, simply contact me on [email protected] and let’s talk!

A disclaimer on colour

I’ve done my best to showcase the true colours of my lovely yarns. However, your monitor settings might differ from mine.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions4250 cm

blue green, Rose pink, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow Green

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.

Eleanor Shadow blog subscribe picture, smiling by the sea


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