Naturally Gorgeous Superwash Merino Ultra Chunky
Naturally Gorgeous is our range of carefully hand dyed yarns. The yarns are all from our Purely Gorgeous range. The yarns are dyed with natural colours from plants such as madder, logwood and buckthorn bark. The bright pink yarns are dyed with cochineal which is a small insect, the only non-plant dye we use. These natural dyes are very sustainable; some are foraged or grown organically here in the Gorgeous Yarns garden, or sourced ethically from growers in the UK and around the world. The natural dyes are fixed/mordanted with naturally occurring mineral salts and these mordants are of minimal or nil environmental impact when disposed of. The used plant dye materials are composted in the garden.
The yarns are dyed by hand in small batches of up to 1kg max. This ensures a high quality colour dye with gentle tonal variations which is a feature of hand dyed yarns. The natural colours work very well together and can be used in a mixed colour design as well as on their own. We recommend using 2 skeins on alternate 2 rows if you are using a single colour to prevent colour “pooling” which can sometimes occur.
If you would like a specific colour on a specific yarn base, please contact us. I can do custom dye orders for you.
Superwash Merino Ultra Chunky is the perfect combination of luxury softness and quick to knit yarn. Beautiful hand dyed colours to suit most projects for men and women.
Each yarn cake measures 100m/100g and is ready to use. Ideal for cowls and cosy wrist warmers, or why not use several to knit or crochet the ultimate cosy scarf or shawl.
Natural: an undyed shade
Oyster: a gentle creamy beige
Madder: a soft peach/apricot
Logwood: a rich inky purple
Moss Green: a shaded warm green
Rhubarb Root: a mustard yellow