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“Stop Eating the Flowers!” | yellow semi-solid speckled yarn | sock weight

Hankering for some sunny yellow semi-solid speckled yarn? Here’s your fix.

  • sock/fingering weight
  • merino/nylon blend (75/25)
  • Gaia Sock base: 425 meters or 464 yards
  • repeatable colourway, part of the Cattitude Collection


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Anyone owned by cats will know where the name for this yarn came from. “Stop Eating the Flowers!” is a yellow semi-solid speckled yarn with some lovely red, green and blue speckles. It is a homage to all the times we’ve had to stop our feline overlords from treating our plant collections like their personal salad bar.

“Stop Eating the Flowers!” is dyed in my Gaia Sock base, which is a great merino/nylon (75/25) squishy all-rounder for any type of project asking for sock/fingering weight wool. Double it with mohair and you’ll get the most squishy, cosy and warm garment of all times.

This yarn is part of the Cattitude Collection and is a repeatable colourway

This listing is only for the sock/fingering weight version of this lovely yellow semi-solid speckled yarn, but you can purchase this colourway as a dyed-to-order listing in my other yarn bases.

The beauty of indie dyed yarns

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

Colour accuracy

This yarn colourway is showing as sunny and yellow as real life on my end, but please bear in mind that your monitor settings might differ from mine and therefore appear differently on your end. Thanks for understanding.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions4250 cm

Green, Red, Yellow

Fibre Content

superwash, Merino, Nylon

Yarn Base

Gaia Sock – superwash merino/nylon 75/25 4-ply 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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