The inspiration for these hand spun, hand dyed art yarns came as I was sitting outside looking at some of the merino roving I had dyed. It occurred to me that the colours were a bit too ‘vanilla’. So I thought that adding a bit of black would add some contrast. Hence, Licorice Allsorts Handspun was born.
These one-of-a-kind designer art yarns have been hand spun with pure hand dyed merino wool. The yarn has been spun using a thick and thin spinning technique and plied with a fine hand dyed wool yarn resulting in a lumpy, bumpy yarn that is quick to knit.
The yarn has been hand painted in mixed colours and blended White Vanilla and Black Licorice.
The skein sizes vary between 150 grams and 175 grams and have approx 100 meters
This yarn would be lovely knit or crochet into a scarf or perhaps a hat, or in hand weaving. As this is spun with pure merino wool, it can also be used as knit and felt.
Please hand wash gently in cool water.
Some of my handspun yarns are on Etsy. If you would like a particular shade or larger quantity, please contact me regarding a custom order.
Hand Spun Art Yarn Knitting Patterns
When you buy hand spun yarns, sometimes it can be difficult to know what knitting pattern to use with them.
I have designed a few patterns for my hand spun art yarns to get you started.
Hand Spun Art Yarn Scarf Pattern
Buy Pattern Now on Ravelry £2.50 plus VAT
Recipe for Holy Moley Hand Spun Art Yarns.
Start with a selection of fine quality sheep wools.
Hand dye them in luscious colours.
Carefully choose unique beads to give a bit of extra bling and thread onto a fine linen yarn.
Using a combination of special hand spinning techniques, racing stripes, autowraps, coils, cocoons, twists and cables, spin and ply the fibres together .
Pink sheep, blue sheep, yellow sheep, brown sheep. This unique art yarn has been spun from a blend of hand dyed wools – Merino, Corriedale, Shetland, Polworth, Romney, Alpaca and plied with a fine linen yarn threaded with beads. This is a one-of-a-kind art yarn – when it’s gone, it’s gone.
Shop on Etsy
Look for my limited edition handspun yarns in my Etsy Shop