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Organic merino handspun yarn – 443 yards – sock weight 2-ply

Handspun yarns have more character than commercial yarns. This one in Spring/Summery pinks, yellows, oranges and purples is no exception.

Technical specs at a glance:

  • 443 yards/405 meters approx.
  • Sock/Fingering weight
  • 2-ply construction
  • Spun from my own hand dyed 23 micron (that’s soft!) wool top


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If you love soft, artisanal handspun yarn, this is for you. 

I spun this yarn using my hand dyed organic merino wool top. This skein is mostly a sock/fingering weight, in a 2-ply construction in lovely Spring and Summer colours such as yellow, orange, violet purple and pink. 

The handspun yarn shows off a subtle sheen due to the softness of the fibre – 23 microns is a very thin wool and great for next-to-skin projects.

There is a total of 443 yards/405 meters approximately for you to create something lovely with.

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

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions4050 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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From my hands to yours: I’d love to see what you create with your fibre!

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