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“Can’t Have Nice Things” | Mohair/Silk | semi solid green lace yarn

The perfect fuzzy semi solid green lace yarn for added knitted  project fluff – double it with sock yarn and you’ve got a warm, cozy finished object. Part of the Cattitude collection.

  • repeatable colourway
  • hand dyed in my Kitten Lace base: kid mohair and silk blend (72/28)
  • 50 grams
  • 420 meters or 459 yards


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This charming semi solid green lace yarn with emerald undertones is ever so slightly speckled for added depth. This colourway is a bit deeper in real life than what is shown in the photos (my camera sometimes has trouble with greens and blues).

This version of “Can’t Have Nice Things” is dyed in my Kitten Lace base, a luxurious, and fuzzy yarn that is a joy to knit with. Use it solo or double it with another yarn for extra warmth.

This yarn is part of the Cattitude Collection and is also available in Gaia Sock (superwash merino/nylon), as shown in the last photo – this can be purchased in a separate listing.

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 them for you.semi

Independent-dyed yarns

Because designer indie-dyed yarns are created in small quantities, differences are to be expected between each batch (and sometimes even within the same batch). I therefore suggest you purchase as many skeins as you need for your project and alternate them to avoid pooling and colour mismatches. 

Find out more in our Fibre Bases and Info page.

Monitor Settings

This colourway is showing slightly lighter on my end (it’s deeper in real life), but please bear in mind that your monitor settings may be different from mine.

Additional information

Weight0.050 kg
Dimensions4200 cm


Fibre Content

Mohair, Silk

Yarn Base

Kitten Lace – kid mohair/silk 72/28 single ply 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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