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Fyberspates

Fyberspates

Fyberspates is a yarn company who focus on texture and colour. They love strong vibrant hues contrasted with soft metallic greys.  They believe that texture is important to show off colour and their hand dyes are made specifically not to distract from the fabrics created with their yarns.  Their solids shades range from zingy silk blends in Scrumptious to soft pillowy textures in their Cumulus.  They create yarn that makes people happy from skein to garment.

Cumulus – a heavy lace/3 ply weight yarn, has a glistening silk core with a gentle halo of supersoft alpaca like soft pillowy clouds hence the name Cumulus.  This yarn is a delight to knit with, an alternative to mohair, the combination of the delicate alpaca halo and the smooth silk core creates the softest knits with a beautiful drape and a delicate haze without being itchy. See shades here.

Fibre:  74% Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk

Weight:  25g

Length:  150m/164yds

Needle Size:  3 – 5mm

Tension: 24sts x 30rws on 3mm

Care:  30°C Handwash

Faery Wings – is a beautiful and unusual silk and mohair yarn, Faery Wings is a combination of a single ply of shiny silk wrapped with a strand of fluffy mohair and nylon to create a yarn with a wonderful handle and luxurious drape.  See shades here.

Fibre:  69% Mulberry Silk, 22% Mohair, 9% Polyamide

Weight:  50g

Length:  175m/191yds

Needle Size:  3.5mm

Tension: 24sts x 30rws 

Care:  Handwash cold and dry flat

Vivacious 4ply – a robust high twist 100% Merino wool 4ply, this workhorse fingering weight yarn creates a warm but drapey fabric and makes cables pop out for glorious texture. Superb for sweaters and accessories.The hand dyed colours range from saturated bright colours to soft gentle greys and blues, perfect for stripes and colourwork.  This soft but tough yarn can be machine washed and even tumble dried on a low temperature. See shades here.

Fibre:  100% Superwash Merino

Weight:  100g

Length:  365m/399yds

Needle Size:  2.5-3.25mm

Tension: 26-30sts x 36-40rws

Care:  30°C Machine wash

Vivacious DK – a robust high twist 100% Merino wool DK, this workhorse double knit weight yarn creates a warm but drapey fabric and makes cables pop out for glorious texture. Superb for sweaters and accessories.The hand dyed colours range from saturated bright colours to soft gentle greys and blues, perfect for stripes and colourwork.  This soft but tough yarn can be machine washed and even tumble dried on a low temperature. See shades here.

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Fibre:  100% Superwash Merino

Weight:  115g

Length:  230m/251yds

Needle Size:  4mm

Tension: 22sts x 28rws

Care:  30°C Machine wash