Spencer Hill brings a heavier weight yarn to the shop with Molly 100% non-superwash Merino. This 4-ply yarn is very flexible in gauge, from a light worsted to worsted. (I swatched down to a 6, but I think a 5 might work too if you're a loose knitter.) Finished fabric is smooth and has good stitch definition, making it perfect for sweaters and larger-gauge scarves and shawls. I'd love to see someone try a poncho in this one and send me a picture.
This yarn base is named for the main character in the picture book, "Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon," by David Catrow. Even if you don't have little people in your life, you might want to check it out for the amazing illustrations and sweet message about just being yourself.
Colors from left to right:
Mallard, 12-Bar Blues, What Color Is This, Anyway?, Wineglass
Natural dye materials used may include (depending on the color) lac, madder, cochineal, logwood purple, weld, osage orange, quercitron, fustic, indigo, Saxon blue extract (indigo cooked with sulfuric acid), logwood grey, and chestnut. I mordant with alum and cream of tartar, and may also use chalk, ammonia, vinegar, or extremely small amounts of tin (only occasionally in red dyes).
There are, obviously, a lot of colors listed that don't have pictures. Please contact me for more information if you want something other than blue until I get caught up. Quantities also may not reflect what is available...I'm dyeing like a madwoman over here!
Every effort is made to represent colors as accurately as possible. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.
Approximately 218 yds/100 g
Gentle handwash in cool water; dry flat to preserve the beauty of the natural dye material. Please refer to the "Yarn Care & Knotty Problems" page for additional care information.
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