Colors dyed using all natural indigo (Indigo, Teal, Sky Blue, Beetroot & Charcoal) may have some “rub off,” or crocking. Swans Island has done everything possible to minimize this, but some indigo may still rub off on your hands or needles as you knit. It is not harmful and will wash off. We recommend that you use metal needles, as indigo will stain wood or bamboo needles. We recommend gently rinsing your finished garment in cold water with a fiber cleaner such as Farmer's Daughter Fibers Wool Wash.
Fiber Content: 100% GOTS-certified organic Merino wool, dyed by hand with natural dyes
Length: 250 yards (100g)
Needle Size: 8 US (5mm)
Tension/Gauge: 4.5 sts/in
The Natural Colors Collection is inspired by the splendor of Maine’s native beauty, and uses only all natural dyes. A perennial favorite among discerning knitters, each hand-dyed skein is richly variegated, with a soft hand and complex depth of color. Hand-dyed lots will vary, so please purchase enough to complete your project.