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Color Of The Month

Dark Star, November’s Color of the Month on Spontaneous Sock Yarn Fingering Weight

November is here and so is this month's special colorway! 

This colorway was inspired by a beautiful dark plum maple leaf a friend and I found on a walk around the studio a couple of weeks ago. It was laying directly in our path, as if it meant for us to find it. When we looked down and saw it, my friend said, "oooh look it’s a dark star!"

So, I took the leaf along with us and brought it to my studio.  It was inevitable that this dark star leaf would become the inspiration for November’s color of the month. To me it represents the changing of the season, into the darkness we go in the northern hemisphere. The days are dark, the weather is often harsh and It is a time to rest, re-evaluate and gather our strength for the months ahead. 

Dark Star is first dyed in ecru with a pinch of old gold and then a layer of garnet is poured all over. I finish this colorway with three heavy stripes of plum which spread in varying shades as the yarn heats leaving varying shades of darkness with pops of gold and garnet throughout the skein. And then just for good measure, I speckled bronze on both sides for some extra fun pops of color. 

This colorway would work well with Always A Bridesmaid, Fig, Sugar Maple, Beauchamp, Caribou, Diadem, Pressed Petal. 

This colorway is currently available on Spontaneous Sock in fingering and DK weight and Plush Single. 

Specs::

Colorway: Dark Star

Hand dyed Superwash Wool/ Nylon (75/25)

3.5 oz/ 437 Yards
4 ply /  Fingering Weight

 

I've decided that instead of offering a surprise club offering every month, I would prefer to offer a Color Of The Month. Personally, I don't care for surprise colorways and would rather know what I am purchasing and I would like to extend the courtesy to you so I will be creating a colorway of the month (only available in that month, while supplies last) on a special base now INSTEAD of my Spontaneous Sock Club. 

And as for the base...

Spontaneous Sock Yarn is a 4 ply yarn containing 75% Superwash Wool 25% Nylon Yarn. This is a medium grade wool that makes a durable and springy yarn perfect for items that will be worn and washed a lot! My favorite part about this yarn is that is takes dye so well and produces strong and vibrant colors. 

This yarn is certified cruelty free.

Superwash yarn is machine washable in a gentle cycle with like colors, lay flat to dry. I've had a pair sneak into the dryer before and that won't ruin it, but whatever you make will last much longer if you air dry.

This fiber was handdyed by ontheround using professional quality acid dyes. I dye my yarn in small batches and no skein will be 100% the same- that's what makes working with hand dyed yarn so fun!

I do my very best to accurately photograph my yarns but please note that not all monitors are the same. My yarn is made in my smoke-free, pet free studio in Rockland Maine.

Made with love, by hand in Maine by Rachel Jones

www.ontheround.com

 




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