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Ikat Collection Watercolors from Swans Island

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Ikat Collection Watercolors
Swans Island
Light Fingering ?
525 yards
(480 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
32.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 2 - 4 or 2.75 - 3.5mm
100% Wool - Merino
plied
  • Color:
  • Variegated
  • Dye:
  • Hand dyed, Natural dyes
  • Put up:
  • Winding required

This yarn is hand-dyed in Maine using an ancient Indonesian technique called Ikat, which means “to tie”. Each skein is wrapped by hand, then carefully dipped into pots of all-natural dye. When the wraps are removed, white resist marks are left behind.

Some colors then go for another dip in a second color of dye.

Once knit, a painterly effect reminiscent of watercolors emerges.

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