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Self-striping multicolour hand spun yarn – 163 yards – Worsted weight

Soft yet sturdy, this self-striping hand spun yarn in a Merino/nylon blend is the bees knees.

Specifics at a glance:

  • 163 yards/149 meters
  • Chain plied, self-striping in 3-ply thread construction
  • Worsted weight
  • 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon


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Let’s talk chain-plied yarns. It’s a type of hand spun yarn that keeps the colour blocks together in the order you spun (no “barber polling”), and because it is a 3-ply construction, the thread is rounder than a 2-ply and therefore much better suited for knitting projects with cables.

This was spun using a lovely hand dyed wool top comprised of 80% superwash merino wool and 20% nylon. Soft, sturdy, and won’t felt!

I really like the ultramarine blue and the way it contrasts with the rich orange, the yellow and soft pink sections. This is a hand spun yarn that holds visual attention and would look great in a hat or cowl.

With 163 yards of mostly Worsted weight to knit or crochet with, you can create the most fun multicolour project to wear or show off. I started the adventure by hand spinning this fibre, now it’s your turn to continue the wool’s creative journey.

The unique journey of a hand spun yarn

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.

On colour and monitor settings

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

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions1490 cm

Gray, Rose pink, Blue, Orange, Yellow Green


  • 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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