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Rainbow neon hand spun yarn – 168 yards – Worsted weight

Sturdy, squishy, doesn’t felt. And it’s a NEON hand spun yarn!

At-a-glance specs:

  • 168 yards/153 meters
  • Chain-plied (3 plies created from one thread of yarn)
  • Goes from one colour to the next, never repeating itself
  • Mostly worsted weight
  • Spun from hand dyed, non-felting wool top
  • Fibres: 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon


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Just look at this glorious neon hand spun yarn! Those yellows, greens, pinks and oranges are just so yummy-looking. They’re also UV-reactive, meaning they will glow under UV light like a happy firefly on its way to a party. 

The back, grey and blue are non UV-reactive.

Fluorescent yarn is made with a special type of dye that absorbs ultraviolet (UV) light and then emits visible light. This means that when you shine a UV light on fluorescent yarn, it will glow. The color of the glow will depend on the type of dye that is used.

This neon hand spun yarn was chain plied, meaning it’s got 3 plies created from only one thread of yarn, similar to a crochet chain. This preserves the colour sequence of the original hand dyed wool top used to spin it and, in this particular case, never repeats itself. 

The fibre content is superwash (very soft) merino and a little nylon, so it doesn’t felt and is very sturdy. Perfect for harder wearing projects such as beanie hats for a rambunctious child.

Here are 168 yards of mostly worsted weight knitting or crochet fun waiting for you. Get this one-of-a-kind skein in your stash before it disappears.

Hand spun yarns are special

Hand spun yarns are special and full of character. They have a personality that commercial yarn just can’t get close to. Each yard of fibre has passed through the spinner’s loving hand to become what it is now: a glorious, squishy skein waiting for your imagination to turn into a knitting or crochet project you can be proud of.

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.

About colour

Please be aware that the colours shown on this yarn run true on my monitor but can vary on your screen depending on your settings.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions1530 cm
Spun From

Wool Top


black, Gray, Purple, silver, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Yellow


  • 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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