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Purple violet lace yarn | hand dyed merino and silk | Iris In Bloom

Bring out your goth persona with Iris in Bloom, a fabulous semi solid purple violet lace yarn. Perfect for knitting that shawl to drape that fabulous vampire alter ego of yours.

  • Lace weight yarn, great for knitting or crocheting delicate shawl patterns
  • merino and silk blend (80/20)
  • 1200 meters / 1312 yards
  • hand dyed semi solid purple violet


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If knitting or crocheting with super soft lace weight yarn is a life goal for you (same), this yarn base is for you. I am an enthusiastic shawl knitter and this yarn just makes me want to keep knitting.

Iris In Bloom is a semi-solid violet hand dyed yarn with hints of pink undertones. There are areas where the colour is deeper, and others where it is slightly lighter, just like an iris flower.

Dyed in my Ariadne base (80/20 merino silk blend), this lace skein has a whopping 1200 meters of length. That is enough for a wonderfully big and lush hand knitted or crocheted shawl.

This is a repeatable colourway. If you’d like a larger quantity of skeins or this colourway in a different yarn base, please contact me and I’ll be happy to custom dye it for you.

Hand dyed independent yarns

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.

A word on colour accuracy

Please bear in mind that although I’ve done my best to convey the true colours of this yarn on my end, your monitor settings might differ from mine.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions12000 cm

blue purple, Blue Violet

Fibre Content

Merino, Silk

Yarn Base

Ariadne Lace – merino/silk 80/20 lace 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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