Yarn Hero's ColorMix line is a unique dyed in the wool yarn that works up into long gradients and/or stripes of colour.
Just as the name implies, ColorMix yarns use optical blending within the strand to create unlimited color blends. Unlike most indie-hand-painted yarn, the colour changes will work up into long bands of colour, instead of short repeats.
Colours will shift, marl, barber pole and shift back again. No pooling guaranteed!
Each skein is a one-of-a-kind, even when from the same dye lot. No need to alternate skeins when working with multiple skeins on a large project!
ColorMix Sock is a high twist 3 ply, fingering weight yarn spun from superwash Merino wool with added nylon for durability.
The combination of the tight twist, nylon and the extra ply create a more sturdy yarn especially designed for hard wearing items like socks and gloves, while keeping its wonderful next-to-the-skin softness.
Not just for socks, but one skein is enough for a calf-length pair of adult large socks.
A note about the milling process: All ColorMix yarns are milled in a small, family-run US mini mill. This means that the yarns are created by hand in small batches on simple cottage industry equipment. Due to this, there will be small variances in the thickness of the yarn throughout the skein.
Ingredients: 80% Superwash Merino Wool 20% Nylon
Length: 334m (365yd)
Gauge: Heavy Fingering Weight
About Yarn Hero Yarn Hero Fiber Arts is the baby of Lynnell Koser from Frederick, Maryland. A graduate from The Atlanta College of Art and Design, and professional Graphic Designer, Lynnell has been crafting her whole life!
An avid knitter, crocheter, stitcher, sewer and painter - it was the discovery of spinning changed her world and took her in completely different direction. Her obsession soon birthed a collection of hand-spun yarn on Etsy. Lynnell realised it wasn’t the finished project that she was excited about, but simply getting to see what a fibre would look like once it was spun into yarn. Now, she gets to do this all day long, every day.
The ColorMix collection from Yarn Hero Fibre Arts is dyed in a different process than most other hand dyed yarn. By partnering with a local spinning mill, Lynnell’s approach mimics the perspective of a spinner: dye the fibres first, and then spin it into yarn.
When dyeing, Lynnell is always thinking about how colours will lay next to one another, or how the colours will look when plied, or what kind of optical blending might be created with several colours.
If you were to hang out in her home studio, you might hear a lot of “oh that’s pretty” or “wow, I like that” and maybe even an occasional “that’s not what I expected.” The thrill never goes away, and Lynnell hopes to continue adding new and exciting processes and bases to her yarn lineup.