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Hand Dyed Crochet Yarn - Whims Merino

crochet yarn to improve stitches for crocheters, in 4 beautiful colorways gorgeous hand dyed crochet yarn by Furls Z Twist yarn for crocheters Thistle and Hart dyed these skeins of crochet yarn special crochet yarn better for crocheters, hand dyed

Whims Merino

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hand dyed by Becky Fetterley of Thistle & Hart. Please take care to wash gently with cold water as dyes may bleed

About This Collaboration

Hand-Dyed by Becky Fetterley

Becky Fetterley is the maker behind Thistle & Hart Fiber Co., a hand dyed yarn company based in Salem, Oregon. Utilizing a background in fine art paired with an obsessive love of all things fiber related, Becky strives to provide her fellow fiber artists with unique colorways that feed their creativity, and help them produce beautiful, luxurious makes.

When she’s not dyeing, you can usually find Becky pursuing one of her other fiber hobbies, spending time with her husband and daughter, or over caffeinating at her local coffee shop.

Colorway Collaboration with The Hook Nook

Crochet Designer and Global Influencer Jessica Carey of The Hook Nook brings 4 beautiful themes to life in this finely curated collection, reminding us to celebrate our art and craft!

The Colors

Party Parade

Happy dandelion yellow with bright strikes of orange and a hue of blush.

Adventure Awaits

Gorgeous greens: grass, pear, yellow-chartreuse and teals.

Jumping for Dreams

Moody smokey blue mixes with dark indigo and chic purple dotting.

Bold Intentions

Deep violet to soft rose, mildly speckled with dark cloud-grey.

Z-Twist Yarn Made For Crocheters

The Problem with S-Twist Yarn

Furls has championed crocheters from day one. For our first yarn, Whims Merino and its limited edition colorways, we dove deep into the mechanics of crocheting to discover that the ply, or twist, of your yarn affects the way you crochet, the way your stitches are formed, and the way your final projects come out.

Conventional yarns with an "S-Twist" lead to split stitches. Why?

How To Stop Split Stitches

Every time you yarn over, you produce a clockwise motion around the axis of the working yarn. The counterclockwise ply of conventional S-Twist yarns goes under an inverse twist during the YO and that yarn will slowly begin to de-ply (strands separate).

This is why we've plyed our yarn in the same direction that you move your hook - rather than separating as your work, our Z-Twist Whims Merino yarn will maintain ply and firmness. This IMPROVES your stitch defintion, drape, and structure.

Better Stitches - Better Drape

At first glance, I noticed the soft sheen and rich color of the yarn, but once I started to work the real magic happened.

The stitch definition is unreal and it works up effortlessly with my Streamline hook. This yarn is the crocheter's dream and is perfect for so many projects!

Melissa Fisher, Woods and Wool

Further Reading:

Crochetville interview with Designers about twist: Crochetville

Blogger CrochetKitten explores twist for crochet: Crochet Kitten

Excellent video explanation of counteracting S-Twist yarns as a crocheter: YarnSub

Fine Superwash Merino & Nylon Yarn for Crocheters

About this yarn

Each hank of Whims Merino is 196 yards (180m) of 50% Superwash Merino (20 - 20.5 microns) and 50% Nylon and is packaged in a black Furls bag. A light yarn best used with 4mm - 5.5mm hooks, Whims Merino works up into a beautiful, bouyant, and superbly structured texture.

Fiber information

Available in 4 beautiful colors and as undyed hanks.

3.5oz (100g) - 196 yards (180m)/hank

Light (3) weight yarn, 4 - 5.5mm hooks suggested

16 sc across X 20 rows = 4x4in (10x10cm)

Hand wash cold, Cool Iron, Do not bleach

Do not tumble dry, Dry clean (except trichloroethylene)

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If for any reason this Furls product does not live up to your wildest crochet dreams, please return it with the original packaging within 90 days for a full, no-questions-asked refund.

Questions? Call us at (866) 693-8757

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