Hand-Dyed Merino Wool Yarn

Most yarns on sale now only $20 per skein!!!

(I’m a bit behind in posting and altering the etsy descriptions so if you have any questions or are wondering about a particular colour please feel free to ask….and thanks for your patience!)

The Island Time (IT) is a “superwash” Merino Wool that comes in both fingering wt and worsted wt Merino wool.

The fingering wt Island Time is super soft 100% superwash Merino Wool which is steamed to give a pearly sheen and twisted well to give great durability and bounce. The Island Time Merino in worsted wt has a much tighter twist and feels much denser – both have great stitch definition and great shine – the “superwash” dyes up beautifully in rich jewel tones.  This yarn is to easy care for as well.  With knitted items it is best to hand wash and lay flat to dry – for socks you can use the washing machine but hang or lay flat to dry.  Although “superwash” wool can be put in the dryer it is best to do this only for woven items as the looseness of knitted items will compromise their crispness.

Inspired by the rich colours of Canada’s West Coast, the “West Coast Musings”  (WCM) are colourways hand dyed over an open flame using a special technique that has taken years to perfect. This technique is only available on the superwash Merino Wool ( and superwash wool blends) as high heat and much handling is necessary to obtain the WCM colours – and that would felt a “classic” wool. Minerals found in the island well water used for dyeing and rinsing impart an earthy cast to all Indigo Moon Yarns.

This yarn is perfect for knitting, crochet and weaving……great for hats and gloves, sweaters, scarves and  blankets.

Click on small individual icons or links under large photos for more information, photos and to purchase…or contact me directly through the contact page with your inquiry and choices.

Island Time fingering wt Merino Wool:

Crimson and Crabapples in fingering wt Merino Wool yarn

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/400831491/merino-wool-yarn-hand-dyed-yarn-sale?ref=shop_home_active_10

Heart of the Forest green (West Coast Musing) in fingering wt Merino Wool yarn

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/286781991/merino-wool-yarn-hand-dyed-green-heart?ref=shop_home_active_6

New Moon black in fingering wt Merino Wool

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/527064267/merino-wool-yarn-hand-dyed-new-moon?ref=shop_home_active_4

Wild Berries worsted wt Merino Wool yarn

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/606099415/merino-wool-yarn-wild-berries-red-purple?ref=shop_home_active_6

 

Merino Wool yarn in Dolphin Grey

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/255682488/merino-wool-yarn-hand-dyed-dolphin-grey?ref=shop_home_active_3

West Coast Musings worsted wt Merino Wool yarn in Milk Chocolate

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/258748647/yarn-merino-wool-brown-hand-dyed-milk?ref=shop_home_active_1

Island Time Naturals Madder Red fingering wt Merino Wool 

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/268727792/yarn-merino-wool-red-madder-red-dark?ref=shop_home_active_1

Island Time Naturals greens on sport wt Merino Wool jumbo skeins

Island Time Naturals in sport wt jumbo skeins 8 ounces each Logwood Lavender grey

Island Time Naturals Cochineal sport wt Merino Wool yarn  in different shades

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/280798814/yarn-merino-wool-natural-dye-light-pink?ref=shop_home_active_5

Island Time worsted wt Merino Wool:

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Natural dyes are very interesting colours.   A certain earthiness runs through all these colours and a subtlety that calms the mind.  In most cases these dyes are light and wash fast. I try to mention this in the description but if I’ve forgotten please feel free to ask! All the yarn listed here is the same yarn base as the Island Time Merino Wool- which is 100% “superwash” Merino Wool and will not felt.  Due to the mordants used to allow the wool to “bite” the dye – or visa versa – the yarn does not feel as soft at first but will soften up with time.  If you are concerned about colour transfer on wooden needles, just use metal ones.

Island Time Naturals (ITN):

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In the next while I hope to post the natural dyes I have on silk yarn.  If you are looking for something before then, please feel free to ask.

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Tussah Silk Merino Blend:

This gorgeous hand-dyed yarn is a 25/75 blend of Tussah silk and the finest Merino wool. The colourways just shimmer in the light with the silk and wool picking up the dye differently thus making each skein even more unique than usual. The Tussah silk gives a crunchy feel to the yarn while knitting and more body than mulberry silk.

Beautiful drape. 370 yds (at least)
Fingering wt 2.25-3.25mm US3 28sts-32rows/4 inches

Many of my photos…hundreds of them! …have been deleted accidentally, I’m doing my best to take more – the tussah silk blend for instance is still missing photos…if there is something you are looking for please check etsy as there are many more photos there.  thanks so much

Tussah Silk Merino Wool blend fingering wt in After the Storm grey

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/292700693/tussah-silk-merino-wool-blend-yarn-grey?ref=shop_home_active_11

Tussah Silk Merino Wool blend fingering wt in Wild Berries

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/279186728/tussah-silk-merino-wool-blend-yarn?ref=shop_home_active_1