Hand-Dyed Yarn Skein: Mothwing


Mothwing is a mixture of pale brown, purplish-gray, and cream, spotted with bright yellow, teal, hot pink, and red-orange.

I've dyed it on a well-twisted 3-ply fingering-weight base of 90% Targhee wool and 10% nylon produced in the United States. Color strikes cleanly and clearly on this base, which makes a soft but very reliable fabric without a lot of halo or drape.

After dyeing, I rinse all yarns in cool water then soak them with Eucalan wool wash.

This is superwash yarn. Nevertheless, I recommend hand-washing in cool water and laying flat to dry out of direct sunlight.

  • Fingering weight
  • 90% Targhee wool with 10% nylon
  • Three ply
  • 115 grams; 465 yards (425 meters)
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