Ten Jewel Tone Minis + 2 Mask Stitch Markers, Perfect for Swept Along, Optional Full Skeins, Aussie Extra Fine Sock with Nylon, Aussie Extra Fine (Full Skeins)
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Ten (10) mini skeins of Aussie Extra Fine Sock with Nylon + mask stitch markers
You will need two additional full skeins to complete the Tamy Gore's Swept Along design if you don't chose the set with the Full Skeins. We suggest you chose from Aussie Extra Fine 4 Ply Fingering or Aussie Extra Fine Sock With Nylon. Tamy's design uses one multicolor almost fluorescent skein (Spring Fling) and one tonal (The Tealiest) to complement the neutral warm minis.
If you want a truly jeweled wrap chose Tequila Shot and Oil Rubbed Bronze. If you want something a little less bright, consider Downton Abbey or Sugar Plum Fairy, along with Noir. Or how about Noir and Newsprint so your full skeins will be very neutral and the contrasting minis really sing?
Your two full skeins need to contrast strongly and you don't want to duplicate any of the mini colors. Maybe chose a speckle with a light/natural background (Newsprint, White Lynx, Cinnamon, Sika, Bright Side) to contrast with a tonal that's not in your mini set (such as Burnt Orange or Teal Zeal or . . . ). You can always check out the Duos to see how some of the colorways contrast. Just email if you need help. I've paired two here, but there are so many possibilities.
The partially completed project shown is my test knit of Ambah O'Brien's Striation Scarf, where 5 minis and one skein of Loganberry Mohair/Silk is used.
About the yarn:
Fingering weight merino (4 ply, 85% extra fine merino, 15% Nylon), a total of 200 grams for the minis ( so you can use the leftovers in socks!)
Each mini skein:
Fingering weight, 4 ply Superwash 85% Extra Fine Merino, 15% Nylon
Approx. 20 grams/80 meters (87/88 yards) per Mini Skein.
The full skeins are 100% extra fine merino, 100 grams, 437 yards each.
Recommended needle size 2.5 mm - 4 mm.
Gauge (stockinette) 28 stitches x 36 rows over 10 cm/4in on 2.35 mm (US 3) needles.
Australian Merino, Spun in Italy, Hand dyed in Texas in Small Batches.
Hand wash in cold and lay flat to dry for best color retention. Dyes may run on initial washing.
IF YOU HAVE BRIGHT INTENSE COLORS, CONSIDER ONLY STEAMING YOUR FINAL PROJECT!!!! If you must soak, do so for a very short time and make sure never to overlap the project to protect from dye transfer. After the final rinse, the minis were treated with wool wash and did not bleed, but with different water, it is always possible.