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Red lace weight yarn | hand dyed merino silk blend | Candy Jam

A lovely red lace weight yarn with enough yardage for a massive shawl or even a jumper (yes, there are those of us mad enough to knit garments using lace yarns and tiny needles)

  • lace knitting yarn
  • merino and silk blend (80/20)
  • 1200 meters / 1312 yards
  • hand dyed in a rather lovely semi-solid candy red


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If you love knitting or crocheting with super soft and shiny lace weight yarn, this is for you. I absolutely love shawl knitting and this yarn just makes me want to knit nonstop.

Candy Jam is a rich semi-solid red hand dyed yarn, dyed in my Ariadne base (80/20 merino silk blend) which has a whopping 1200 meters of length. That is enough for a big and lush hand knit shawl!

Looking for this yarn base available in another colours? Check out this blush pink skein.

Hand dyeing and repeatability

Designer indie-dyed yarns are created in small batches, so differences are to be expected between them, and often even in the same batch. Because of this, I advise you purchase as many skeins as you think you’ll need for your project and alternate them to avoid pooling and colour mismatches. Find out more in our Fibre Bases and Info page.

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

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Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions120000 cm


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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