Barb writes, "This custom dyed gradient kit called Prairie Spring reminds me of the green grasses and fields where Cynthia and I grew up - on a ranch out west of the Edmonton, where we were encouraged by our dad to learn how to ride horses, one of his favourite pastimes. My first horse was a feisty Welsh pony named Smoky who helped me learn responsibility and patience and was such a good sport, putting up with all my cowgirl dreams and equestrian ambitions!"
This custom dyed gradient set is sold as a collection of 6 mini skeins, each mini has approx 80m/87yds and weighs 20g.
Ball Weight: 120g / 4.25 oz total (6 x 20g each)
Ball Length: 477 m / 522 yds (6 x 80m/87yds each)
Knitting Gauge: 32 - 36 sts = 10cm / 4"
Needle Size: 2.0mm - 3.0mm (US 0 - 2.5)
Yarn Fibre: 100% Superwash Merino
Care Instructions: Hand or machine wash cold, lay flat to dry.
Our friends Debbie and Elizabeth Sullivan from Sweet Paprika have a special 6 colour gradient yarn that we were yearning to try. Known for creating gradients with extra smooth colour transitions, each set contains six 87-yard mini-skeins of Crescendo, a bouncy 4-ply superwash merino wool that is both soft enough to wear next to the skin, and sturdy enough for socks. Deb shared with us the tweaking that she did to get "Prairie Spring" and the specific colours of the grassy fields we were after. The gradient skeins for our set were all dyed with a combination of yellow, blue, orange and brown dyes, in varying amounts.
Deb explained that using the same base colours helps to achieve that cohesive look through the set. To learn more about Deb's dying process, check out her blog post on developing gradients.
Note about hand painted yarns: These skeins are dyed by hand and may vary in colour and/or intensity from skein to skein, even within the same dyelot. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product.