Sweater kits for the Purl Together After the Rain knit-a-long! Please know that this is a pre-order listing. Orders placed by April 24th are expected to ship by by May 7th but most will start to go out sooner. After April 24th, the processing time will follow my standard shipping time for custom orders, which can be found on my shop policies page.
You have 5 color options, with my pairing recommendations below.
– Before the Rain – tonal blue with some gray and speckles of gray
– Canopy – tonal blue green
– Rose Tea – tonal deep rose pink with speckles of brown
– Pebbles in the River – tonal dark blue green with speckles of brown and peach
– Dark Gray – tonal dark gray
– Overnight Oats – tonal cream/beige with speckles of cream and gray
My color recommendations are:
- Before the Rain and Dark Gray
- Rose Tea and Overnight Oats
- Pebbles in the River and Canopy
Of course, you can mix and match any of them!
You will pick how many skeins of each color you want, based on your size and how thick or thin you want the stripes to be. If you have questions about how many skeins to order, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help.
Based on the pattern, you will need the following quantities. If you modify the pattern, including stripe sequence, this can vary. For some sizes, you may only need a bit of the last skein in each color. You might be able to use more of one color and buy one less skein.
XS: 2 skeins of each color / 4 skeins total
S1 / S2 / M1 / M2 / L1 / L2 / XL: 3 skeins of each color / 6 skeins total
2X / 3X / 4X: 4 skeins of each color / 8 skeins total
5X / 6X: 5 skeins of each color / 10 skeins total
The DK base is a 4 ply DK weight yarn composed of the following:
75% Superwash Merino Wool
Approximately 245 yards per 100 grams.
The yarn is dyed with acid dyes. All dyes are set and the finished yarn has been washed and rinsed. It is recommended that you presoak the yarn before beginning your project as some excess dye may rinse out. The photos provide an accurate representation of the colors on my screen. Please be aware that not all devices are the same and the yarn you receive could have a slight difference than the image you see on the screen.
For the best care, handwashing is recommended. However, the yarn can be washed in cool water on a gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry.
Your skeins may be reskeined prior to packaging. This means that I take the dyed skein and run it back onto my swift into a new skein. Sometimes I do this if it became tangled during dyeing. The result will be the colors will shuffle and so they may not lie as they do in the photo. I will do my best to add photos of reskeined skeins as I can. If you have any questions, please contact me!
As with all hand dyed yarn, it is recommended that you alternate skeins. Even with the custom skein sizing, you may need or choose to work with multiple skeins. For knitters, I recommend the helical knitting method to avoid a seam.
The swatch shown in the photos is an example of what your skein will look like knit up. Keep in mind this can change based on gauge, pattern and the dyed skein.
Please consult the shop news page for current processing times.