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Speckled Blue Orange Yarn | Superwash DK weight | Gaia DK | “Rusty door in Modena”

Gaia DK is a wonderfully squishy and sturdy superwash merino/nylon double knit weight yarn, perfect for hardy projects such as jumpers and cardigans.


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Sturdy, squishy, blue...

Rusty Door in Modena is a saturated turquoise blue and rust yarn with enough speckles to keep your eyes interested when knitting or crocheting and after you’ve finished your project. It is dyed in my Gaia DK base, which is a great squishy all-rounder for any type of project demanding double knit weight wool, such as jumpers.

At 246 yards or 225 meters, it’s got enough length for a cowl or a shawlette. Looking for this colourway in fingering weight? Click here for the Gaia Sock version.

Because designer indie-dyed yarns are created in small batches, differences are to be expected between skeins (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.

Ooh, look at the nice reviews

"Packed carefully and shipped quickly ..... I love both items and the colors are absolutely unbelievable ..... thank you very much!!! <3"
Leigh C.
"Wonderful bright colours, beautiful curls :)"
Kim J.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions2250 cm

Blue, Orange, Red, Red Orange

Fibre Content

Merino Cashmere Nylon, superwash, Merino

Yarn Base

Gaia DK – superwash merino/nylon 75/25 Double Knit weight, Merino Cashmere Nylon – 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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