Gradient sock-weight yarn: Orpheus
Orpheus is a gradient that shades from burgundy through burnt umber, pale gold, sage green, dusty brown, and charcoal. It was originally dyed as a sock blank, and then unraveled, washed, and wound into a ball, ready for knitting or crocheting. Sock blanks are machine-knitted strips, which are then dyed to produce long gradual color changes. There may be pale or white speckling throughout the skein, where the knitted stitches overlapped and dye didn't completely penetrate.
This gradient cake is 3.5 oz (100 g) of 75/25 superwash merino/nylon fingering yarn, measuring approximately 463 yards. The merino is soft and springy, while the nylon lends it durability. Recommended needle size: US 0-2 (2.0-2.75 mm). While items made from this yarn can be machine washed, hand washing in cold water is recommended, to extend the life of your handmade items. Lay flat to dry.