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Rainbow sock yarn | “Rainbow Connection”| Dyed to Order

This is a listing for the funnest single-ply rainbow sock yarn ever. I mean, look at that riot of bright colours! Please note that each dye lot will create a slightly different colour sprinkle combo.

    • Sock/Fingering weight single-ply yarn
    • 100% superwash (non-felting) merino wool
    • 366 meters / 400 yards
    • Repeatable colourway: I can dye it for you in this or other yarn bases (contact me)



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Who doesn’t love a rainbow? This superwash (non-felting) merino single-ply rainbow sock yarn is a definite multicolour feast for your eyes.

4-ply, sock or fingering weight yarns aren’t just for knitting socks – they are also perfect for knitting or crocheting jumpers or cardigans. If you want to make an extra fluffy and cosy wearable, knit it double with some Rainbow Connection mohair yarn for the the most fluffy and cozy of projects.

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

A word on independently dyed yarns like mine

Because designer indie-dyed yarns are created in small batches, differences may occur 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.

Monitor settings

Please note that colours show true on my monitor but your settings may differ from mine. Thank you for understanding.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions3660 cm


Fibre Content

Superwash merino

Yarn Base

Selene Sock – superwash merino single 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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From my hands to yours: I’d love to see what you create with your fibre!

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