Meet “She Blooms,” a variegated jewel tone yarn with speckles. Its multicolour rainbow-like quality makes this hand dyed yarn a joy to knit and crochet with, with each row changing colour and keeping you engaged in your project.
I love the subtlety of jewel tones, the myriad of tones all play with each other without fighting for attention. The end result is a fun multicolour creation that doesn’t shout out, perfect for that person in your life who wants a jazzy garment but doesn’t need every eye on them as soon as they enter the room.
You will see almost every colour of the rainbow in this hand dyed skein, with lovely speckles here and there to break up the colour they’ve landed on. The main undertones are purple and a reddish pink, followed with blues and greens and then oranges and yellows. Yum.
This variegated jewel tone yarn would make a very cute beanie for that special (knit-worthy) person in your life, or a pair of cosy socks.
I dyed She Blooms in my Harmonia sock base, which is an absolutely gorgeous superwash merino and bio-nylon (75/25) heavy fingering weight, 2-ply construction yarn. It’s a lower twist yarn, which makes it gloriously squishy soft whilst still retaining all its sturdiness.
Sock or fingering weight yarn with nylon is perfect for harder wearing projects.
Bio-nylon? What's that?
Glad you asked! (Well, I’m assuming you’d ask after reading its name.) Allow me to tell you a little about nylon in broader terms first.
Nylon is a man-made fibre that’s added to certain yarns in order to make them sturdier to better withstand prolonged use. Think hand knit socks: you definitely want those to keep on warming your feet for many years, despite living inside shoes, right?
Nylon adds sturdiness to some of the softer, shorter stapled (that’s fibre length) fibres such as merino wool, making them last longer when used regularly.
However, the usual nylon you get is not as sustainable as wool. Like most artificial fibres, it’s not readily biodegradable.
In my pursuit of an eco-friendly alternative, I found the Amni Soul Eco ® nylon, which has many advantages over regular nylon:
- it degrades 10x faster than regular nylon
- the water used to process this fibre is recycled
- it’s Oeko-Tex® certified (making it safe on the skin for both adults and children)
About hand dyed colourways
Because designer indie-dyed yarns are created in small batches, differences are to be expected between them (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.
Whether you’re talking about this jewel tone rainbow yarn or another colourway, I am also happy to custom dye lot of yarn to suit your needs, simply contact me on [email protected] and let’s talk!
A disclaimer on colour
I’ve done my best to showcase the true colours of my lovely yarns. However, your monitor settings might differ from mine.