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Witherbloom Crystal

Witherbloom Crystal

Regular price $25.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $25.00 USD
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Free Shipping With Purchase of 2+ Skeins

This listing is for a single hank of yarn on one of our incredibly soft, extra squishy, top quality bases.

Yardage

80/20 Merino Nylon Fingering Weight - Approximately 400m (435yds) per 100g

80/20 Merino Nylon DK Weight - Approximately 200m (218yds) per 100g

100 % Merino Worsted (Aran) Weight - Approximately 166m (181yds) per 100g

100 % Merino Chunky (Bulky) Weight - Approximately 100m (109yds) per 100g

Yarn Gauge

#1 Fingering (Sock)
27 - 32 Stitches Over 10cm (4") Using US 1-3 Needles
21 - 32 Stiches over 10cm (4") Using US B-1 To E-4 Hooks

 

#3 DK (Double Knit)
21 - 24 Stiches Over 10cm (4") Using US 5-7 Needles
12 - 17 Stiches Over 10cm (4") Using US 7 To I-9 Hooks

 

#4 Worsted, (Aran Weight)
16 - 20 Stiches Over 10cm (4") Using US 7-9 Needles
11 - 14 Stiches Over 10cm (4") Using US I-9 To K-10.5 Hooks


#5 Chunky, (Bulky Weight)
12 - 15 Stiches Over 10cm (4") Using US 9-11 Needles
8 - 11 Stiches Over 10cm (4") Using US K-10.5 to M-13 Hooks

Washing And Care

So its time to wash your wool! Well then here's a few things you should know!

A good rule of thumb for all hand dyed yarns is to hand wash your items in COLD water with a wool wash or a gentle detergent such as Dawn dish soap. Be careful if you use a wool wash because they have a tendency to make yarns bleed. Although all of our yarns are Superwash its best to be gentle. Better safe then sorry! then lay your items out to air dry. Eazy Peazy!!!

So... to recap. Hand wash in the sink, pull the plug and gently squeeze the excess water out of the item. Don't wring it out! Roll the item up in a couple of bath towels to soak up some of the water and then lay flat to dry!

Just some afterthoughts - I don't know the truth behind it but I've been told adding a few tablespoons of vinegar to the mix will help with colorfastness (fading/bleeding) We do heat set our colourways and allow to cool in a dye bath before rinsing clear so bleeding shouldn't occur, but some scented detergents can begin pulling dye out of the yarn so mild is key! also hot water is bad! Cold, Cool, Room Temp. A-OK!

Shipping

Free (With Tracking) Shipping options are offered on all orders to Canada and USA with 2 Skein Minimum Purchase. Free (No Tracking) Shipping world wide is available with minimum purchase of 4 or more skeins.

Items will ship from our studio in Alberta Canada generally within 1 Week unless otherwise stated via Canada Post / USPS. We will provide a shipping confirmation and tracking for each package shipped if multiple shipments are made. 

Preorders will be filled within the same time frame (1 Week) unless above normal volumes prevent us from meeting this obligation. With that in mind we do try our best as we know no one likes waiting for their Squishy Mail !!!

Expected Delivery within Canada is 5-10 Business Days depending on Canada Post. USA can take 10-42 Days due to Customs and USPS.

Allow yarn to sit for a day or two to maximize its relaxation. Put feet up and sit in your favorite chair while admiring your new yarn to maximize your own relaxation!

Returns

Returns are by approval only and are limited to a 30 day window from notice that your order has been shipped. Please contact us at sales@arcanefibreworks.ca if there is an issue with your purchase so we may discuss the correct method needed in order to settle the dispute.

About The Bases

80/20 Merino Nylon Fingering Weight

Created with Arcane in mind! Late 2020 before Arcane was even live, we began talks with a Mill to create a base with our needs in mind. At the time we had been experimenting with quite a few different bases including a 70/20/10 Merino, Bamboo, Nylon mix, a 100% merino base, a 75/25 Merino Nylon, a 85/15 Merino Nylon and several 80/20 Merino nylon bases from a few different suppliers. We realized we needed something that was as soft as the 85/15 base you all have come to love, but it needed to be more in line with the popularity of 80/20 Merino Nylon base that has become standard in the industry. Thus the 80/20 Arcane base was born! This base is incredibly soft, extra squishy, and an absolute dream to work with. Consisting of 80% extra fine 19.5 micron Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon this (4/16Nm) 4ply "Deluxe" Fingering Weight base is perfect for all your next to skin projects.

Approximately 400m (435yds) per 100g Fingering Weight Hank

80/20 Merino Nylon DK Weight

Created with Arcane in mind! Late 2020 before Arcane was even live, we began talks with a Mill to create a base with our needs in mind. At the time we had been experimenting with quite a few different bases including a 70/20/10 Merino, Bamboo, Nylon mix, a 100% merino base, a 75/25 Merino Nylon, a 85/15 Merino Nylon and several 80/20 Merino nylon bases from a few different suppliers. We realized we needed something that was as soft as the 85/15 base you all have come to love, but it needed to be more in line with the popularity of 80/20 Merino Nylon base that has become standard in the industry. Thus the 80/20 Arcane base was born! This base is incredibly soft, extra squishy, and an absolute dream to work with. Consisting of 80% extra fine 19.5 micron Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon this (4/9Nm) 4ply "Deluxe" DK Weight base is perfect for all your next to skin projects.

Approximately 200m (218yds) per 100g DK Weight Hank

100% Merino Worsted (Aran) Weight

Our extra fine (19.5 micron) 3/5Nm merino is used for these yarns. It feels oh so soft and gentle against the skin, this is truly what clouds must be made of! These yarns are worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel.

A very versatile yarn, it can be used for shawls, wraps, mittens, jumpers, just about any Worsted project you can this of! Washable in cold water on a gentle cycle, it is also suitable for children's and baby clothes. Very soft and springy. Takes up the dye well to produce deep, vibrant colours

Approximately 166m (181yds) per 100g Worsted Weight Hank

100% Merino Chunky (Bulky) Weight

Our extra fine (19.5 micron) 2/2 Nm merino is used for these yarns. It feels oh so soft and gentle against the skin, this is truly what clouds must be made of! These yarns are worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel.

A very versatile yarn, it can be used for shawls, wraps, mittens, jumpers, just about any Worsted project you can this of! Washable in cold water on a gentle cycle, it is also suitable for children's and baby clothes. Very soft and springy. Takes up the dye well to produce deep, vibrant colours

Approximately 100m (109yds) per 100g Chunky Weight Hank

Quality Of Our Merino

Quality of Merino

The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. We use extra fine merino (19.5 microns) which is some of the finest commercially available for hand dyers. This results in a super soft yarn that feels gentle against the skin.

It is important for us to know where the fibres used in our yarns come from and to ensure they are produced and processed in ways that do not harm the animals or the environment. Our fibres are sourced from reliable material suppliers where we can establish best practice in relation to animal husbandry and the environment, as well as the best rearing and grading practices.

No animals are injured to provide our fibre as we only use shorn or material that has shed naturally from the animal.

The merino fibre we use is from sheep where mulesing is NOT practiced. We purchase the majority of our 19.5 micron merino from Australia and we pay a premium to purchase only Australian wool which is certified as mulesing free. The remainder of our merino is sourced from South America where mulesing is not necessary due to the climate. All of our wool is sourced from farms which comply with high animal welfare standards.

The majority of superwash yarn is treated using the Hercosett process, which is the method used for our superwash yarns too. Many people are rightly concerned over the potential impacts this process can have on the environment. The main concern being about how the waste water containing spent chemicals is dealt with after processing. We only use reputable companies to superwash our fibres, companies who hold ISO14001 accreditation and/or engage in best practice with regard to environmental performance and waste water treatment and re-use. Most of the effluent from the process is re-used and any disposed of has to meet strict environmental standards.

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