New in the shop: Summer Storms

The sky is bright blue. Then ’round about mid-afternoon, a few white clouds drift in around the edges of the horizon. Maybe a handful of wisps blow across the sky. More of them bunch up, getting darker, eventually they all meet each other and are hiding the blue. Soon the whole sky is just flat gray, maybe even angrier, dark gray-blue, and you can smell rain coming. It must be summer. 

HaldeCraft HandDyed yarns started life in 2007 in a small yarn store in Gainesville, Florida (Hanks Yarn and Fiber) and was then called “Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye”. It has continued online as HaldeCraft HandDyed since 2011, and is hand-dyed and lovingly re-skeined in a small home studio by someone who loves the fiber arts just as much as you do. If you are looking for photos of yarn colorways or finished objects and are on Ravelry, you can find my yarn in their database; just look for “HaldeCraft HandDyed“.

All of my yarns are hand-dyed singly or in batches of two. If you would like to order for a large project, please contact me and I will be more than happy to dye your order with every attempt to get each skein as matching as possible. However, as with all hand-dyes (not just my own) I recommend working from alternating balls on larger projects as even yarns dyed at the same time may not be perfectly matched.

This yarn was dyed in a smoke-free, but not pet-free studio; however, once dyed it is kept sealed in bags inside bins which studio dogs do not have access to.

Summer Storms is available in the following base yarns –

Base: Andre
Content: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon
Yardage: 400 yards/100g
Weight: Sock
Gauge: 6-8 stitches/inch on a US 0-2

Base: Jemisin
Content: 84% Superwash Merino/16% Gold Stellina
Yardage: 200 yards/115g
Weight: Worsted
Gauge: 4-5 stitches/inch on a US 6-9

Base: Joy
Content: 100% Superwash Merino
Yardage: 328 yards/100g 
Weight: Sport
Gauge: 5-6 stitches/inch on a US 3-5

Base: Lynn
Content: 100% Superwash Merino
Yardage: 231 yards/100g 
Weight: DK
Gauge: 5-6 stitches/inch on a US 5-7

Base: Nagata
Content: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Multicolor Viscose Neps
Yardage: 425 yards/115g
Weight: Sock
Gauge: 6-8 stitches/inch on a US 0-2

Base: Tepper
Content: 100% Superwash Merino
Yardage: 218 yards/100g
Weight: Worsted
Gauge: 4.5-5 stitches/inch on a US 7-9

Base: Tiptree
Content: 100% Superwash Merino
Yardage: 400 yards/100g
Weight: Sock
Gauge: 6-8 stitches/inch on a US 0-2

Base: Yolen
Content: 70% Superwash Merino/20%/Cashmere/10% Nylon
Yardage: 407 yards/115g
Weight: Sock
Gauge: 6-8 stitches/inch on a US 0-2

You can find more pictures of the individual base yarns here.

Thanks, y’all!

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