Our Yarn & Dyeing FAQ
  1. What is Merino wool?
    Merino wool is known all over the world as the finest softest sheep wool.

  2. What is superwash wool?
    Superwash is a process in which the wool fibers are smoothed so that you can put them in the washing machine and dryer.  There are several ways that this can be done. (with a coating, or by using acid, or both).
    This makes the yarn, not only machine washable, but also non-itchy.  A super wash merino wool  is extremely comfortable to wear and can be used for baby clothes or next-to-the-skin wear.

  3. What is the difference between your hand dyed yarn, hand paint yarn, and knit paint yarn?
    My hand dyed yarn is normally dyed in the pot, either by sections or dip-dyeing the whole skein for a solid effect.
    The hand paint and knit paint yarns are done by my daughter and she paints the dye on the skeins or knitted tubes in small sections.  Normally the sections are 1 - 2".  It's a much longer process doing it this way.

You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.
Sample of Hand Paint, skein
Sample of Knit Paint, skein

Sample of Hand Paint Socks in Black and White.

Sample of Knit Paint Socks

Now, another thing to note is that the patterns will vary according to how wide you are knitting and how tightly or loosely you knit.  But this will give you an idea of the difference between our Hand dyed, Hand Paint and Knit Painted yarns.

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Updated 7/12/07