New and Improved, Perfect Sock Spinning Fibre...
Superwash British Cheviot blended with Superfine Nylon and Tussah Silk. This will spin up to be a hard wearing, machine washable yarn, great for socks and baby clothes, or anything that you might want to throw in the washing machine.
70% British Cheviot
15% Tussah Silk
Cheviot fleece is crimpy, sturdy, but still with a soft hand. It makes a great sock yarn thanks to the bounce you get from the natural crimp.
Both ends of the fibre were lined up during dyeing, and a gradient then dyed. This means you get 2 identical gradients running to the middle of the braid. You can split the fibre in half and ply one half with the other to get a matching single skein gradient. Alternatively if you know you want to make matching socks, split the braid of fibre in half, and spin 2 separate skeins, chain plying will keep the colours crisp.
Hand dyed by me in my home in the Welsh hills using acid dyes, these give strong long lasting colours. The braids listed will be as close to identical as I can make them, but hand dyeing will always produce subtle variations.
Always wash a swatch in your machine before washing a finished item, for best results use a low temperature or cold water. Dye will fade at a faster rate if you machine wash compared to gentle hand washing.