Gradient sock blank: moody blues
Sock blanks are machine-knitted strips, which are then dyed to produce long gradual color changes. These blanks have been unraveled, washed, and wound into yarn cakes.
This colorway begins with silver, moves through sky blue into pale cornflower, then through smoky slate and into deep navy. There may be pale or white speckling throughout the skein, where the knitted stitches overlapped and dye didn't penetrate all the way through.
This sock blank was knitted with 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.