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Undyed Lace Weight Yarn | Merino silk | Ariadne

Looking for some beautiful natural undyed lace weight yarn to hand dye yourself at home? Look no further.

  • Fibre content: merino and silk (80/20), non-superwash
  • 1200 meters or 1312 yards
  • Soft and fine, with a bit of lovely shine from the silk content


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Are you looking for a rather lovely natural undyed lace weight yarn to play with, maybe for home dyeing? My yarn base Ariadne Lace is a soft, gentle twist, natural white laceweight yarn with a beautiful sheen coming from its silk content.

Ariadne’s fibre content is non-superwash merino 80% and 20% silk, perfect to show off a solid or variegated colour. This yarn base also makes wonderful shawls or other garments (you can hold it double with another yarn to knit).

Since this is a non-superwash wool, it means it may felt if not handled carefully. If using this yarn to hand dye at home, please avoid agitating the fibre too much and avoid sudden temperature changes.

Each skein is a whopping 1312 yards or 1200 meters long, making it perfect for a hand knit or crochet shawl. Or, go crazy and knit a lace weight jumper, you intrepid maker you!


Read my Fibre Bases and Info page if you’d like to know a little bit more about the different yarn and fibre bases I currently stock.


Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions12000 cm

Natural white

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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From my hands to yours: I’d love to see what you create with your fibre!

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