Gradient sock-weight yarn: Sugar Maple
Inspired by my New England roots, Sugar Maple is a gradient from brilliant red through orange, soft greenish gold, pear, and turquoise. It was originally dyed as a blank, and then unraveled, washed, and wound into a ball, ready for knitting or crocheting. 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.