Van Gogh's Starry Night - Surprise Aussie Extra Fine Sock with Nylon Sock Set or DK with Nylon & Mini Set Ships Free to USA week of June 21


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Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul 

[Lyrics by Don McLean]

More information on Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh here

Knit a Starry Night themed pair of socks for yourself, or a person you love.  Or use this in a shawl or sweater.  Or order the DK set and knit a hat with a contrasting band or pom.  Or just save this set for your stash!  This is a good introduction to Amanda Hope Yarn if you haven't ordered before.

You will receive a 100 gram skein of Aussie Extra Fine Sock with Nylon (a squishy, but versatile fingering weight yarn) or Aussie Extra Fine DK with Nylon and a coordinating 20 gram mini skein (fingering or DK, depending upon your full skein), plus a stitch marker and progress keeper that coordinates with your sock set's theme.  If you'd like a second mini (I can get 2 pair of socks out of 140 grams of fingering weight), use the pull down to add another mini in a second contrasting surprise color for an additional $7.  This is a great buy and a fun way to reward yourself with a little surprise gift.  The last two pictures are of the Monet's Water Lilies sets, so you'll get an idea of how we do our Surprise sets (of course, the Van Gogh set will be different).

Your sock set or DK set will ship free with the US, during the week of June 21.  (Your cart will show a $3 charge for US shipping and a discount of $3).  If you order anything else with the same order, it will ship with your sock set.  If you need your other items earlier, please place a separate order.

About the yarn:

Not just for socks or hats.  These bases are versatile; they're nice and soft, but tough.  If not for socks, a hat, a fall one skein wonder shawl/bandana... or just add to your stash and keep to use for colorwork on a sweater.  Be aware, that this colorway is not intended to be repeated.

Monet set from Spring shown as an example.  Van Gogh set will be different.

Sock/Fingering weight 4 ply Superwash 19.5 micron Extra Fine Australian Merino 85%, Nylon 15%

Full Sock Weight:  Approximately 100 grams/400 meters or 3.5 oz./437 yards

Mini Skein Sock Weight:  20 grams/80 meters or 87 yards 

Recommended needle size 2.5 mm - 4 mm

Gauge (stockinette) 28 stitches x 36 rows over 10 cm/4 inches on 3.25 mm (US 3) needles

DK Set: 

DK Weight Superwash  19.5 micron Extra Fine Australian Merino 85%, Nylon 15%
DK Full Skein:  Approximately 100 grams/225 meters (3.5 oz./246 yards)
DK Sock Mini:  Approximately 20 grams/45 meters (0.7 ounces/49 yards)
Recommended  Needle Size 3.5 to 4.5 mm (US Size 4-6)
Gauge (stockinette) 22 st x 30 rows over 10 cm/4 in on 4mm (US 6) needles
Both Weights:
Australian Merino
Spun in Italy
Hand Dyed in Texas in Small Batches

Please hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry for best color retention.  Dyes may bleed slightly on initial washing.  Always test your gauge swatch for dyes bleeding when combining colors.

Please order this kit separately from other purchases or all items will ship together with Sock Set or DK Set.   Of course as we get closer to the ship date, no issue; take advantage of the FREE shipping (although our regular flat shipping is only $3)!