Snek is Bilum's newest base, and it is absolutely stunning. This yarn takes dye particularly well, so you can expect vibrancy and commitment of colour. A high twist yarn made from 100% Fine Merino, Snek is very soft yet durable. It is ideal for garments as well as accessories.
Each 200g cake of Snek gives you 730m of beautifully hand-dyed gradient yarn with absolutely no sharp colour changes - just smooth, artful transitions.
The cake is made from 2 x 100g blanks, so be aware that there will be a knot in the middle (which might act as a useful halfway marker in case you're not sure!).
Snek is dyed with shawls in mind (see Wingspan shawl and Painting Bricks Shawl Kit), there is usually more of one colour than the other so that you have enough colour for the longer rows at the end. And, of course, you can use this ball for any other shawl where the rows are getting longer and longer...
Note that you can pull from the outside of the cake or the centre, depending on which colour you want to use first.
Zsofi assures us that the yarn is machine washable on a gentle cycle, but as always, we would love all hand-knits to be hand-washed where possible.
Ingredients: 100% Fine Merino
Length: 730m (798 yds)
Gauge: Fingering/4Ply 3.5mm / US5
Hand dyed, luxury, natural yarns from Budapest, Hungary.
Zsofi's incredible gradients are completely hand dyed. In fact, that is why the colour flows are so smooth. In Bilum gradients there are no sharp colour changes.
Zsofi's magical yarns are dyed in recently expanded studio space in Budapest, Hungary. She takes her inspiration from the everyday things around her, as well as nature.