VENETIAN RED is a bright red reminiscent of the reds that were sought after in the 1300s. Italians had figured out how to dye with madder root using alum as their mordant. The result was a bright, non-yellowing, non-fading red that was used by royalty in England. This red has some orange undertones.
Shown on ARAUCANA and DK SOCK.
Special order available for other bases and quantities, however, only the Bantam base is sparkly.
Handdyed in Western Colorado, USA
The yarn is very soft and squishy and doesn't split. It is dreamy to work with and will soon become one of your favorite yarns!
Please allow 7 - 10 days for processing as this is a dyed-to-order colorway.
YARN BASE INFORMATION:
SERAMA (Fingering/Sock) 4-ply: - Grown, processed, and dyed in the USA.
~~ 80% Superwash merino wool/20% nylon
100g (3.5oz) and 350yd(1050ft/320m). Gauge is 7-8 st/in
SERAMA BAMBOO (Fingering/Sock) 3-ply:
~~60% Superwash merino/30% Bamboo/10% nylon
115g (4oz) and 434yd. Gauge is 7-8 st/in
BANTAM (Fingering/Sock) 4-ply:
~~92% Superwash merino/8% Lurex (SHINY!)
100g (3.5oz) and 380yd(1140ft/347m). Gauge is 7-8 st/in
AMERICAUNA (DK) 3-ply: Grown, processed, and dyed in the USA.
~~ 100% Superwash merino
100g (3.5oz) and 245yd(735ft/224m). Gauge is 4-6 st/in
ARACAUNA (DK) 4-ply:
~~ 100% Merino
100g (3.5oz) and 260yd(780ft/237m). Gauge is 5-6 st/in
DK SOCK (DK) 4-ply:
~~75% Superwash merino/25% Nylon
100g (3.5oz) and 245yd (735ft/224m). Gauge is 4-6 st/in
WYANDOTTE MCN (Aran) 3-ply:
~~80% Superwash merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon
100g (3.5oz) and 181yd(543ft/165m). Gauge is 5-6 st/in
RHODE ISLAND RED (Worsted) 5-ply: Grown, processed, and dyed in the USA.
~~ 100% Superwash rambouillet
127g(4 oz) and 200yd(600ft/182m). Gauge is 5-6 st/in
LEGHORN (Bulky) 3-ply:
~~ 100% Superwash merino
125g(4oz) and 150yd. Gauge is 3-4 st/in
For best results, handknit items should be handwashed in tepid water and laid flat to dry. Superwash yarn CAN be washed in the machine on a gentle cycle (but not advised), then laid flat to dry.
Yarn dyeing is done at home in my back room and air-dried by God. We are a non-smoking home with a cat that roams around our back room and yard. He is afraid of the dyeing equipment and special care is taken so that he does not get onto the yarn - he's too old and arthritic to jump up on the table anyway.
Due to the nature of hand-dyed yarns being unique, the skein you receive may vary slightly from the photo shown. If you have questions about the skein, please contact me and I will answer any questions you may have.