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“SPITZBUBEN” – #HerbstblattLovesChristmas colorway that was also part of the #HerbstblattAdvent16 calendars. This is a half&half dyed colorway: one half looks like the cookies, the other like the red currant jam. These are my absolute favorite Christmas cookies. Yummy!
The swatch is knit like all of my sock-swatches – with 2.25mm needles, 56 stitches. Pooling might be possible – depending on your gauge and stitch count. Because this is a micro-striping colorway, I recommend it for knitting socks out of Oak Sock or Hazel Soft Sock.
Also: make sure to wash it in COLD water for the first couple of times to prevent any bleeding of excess dyes (although I take extra care with soaking and rinsing this colorway)!! I also add a sheet of color catcher when handwashing knitted items out of this colorway


The photos have been taken with the colorway dyed on: Hazel Soft Sock (the swatch is also knit out of Hazel Soft Sock, the gauge might be different with Oak Sock)


Additional information and care instructions:


Each and every skein is a truly handmade product – from the handdyed skein to the yarnband and label design. We take great care in taking/editing the pictures of our products so they look as close to reality as possible – but please note that these are “catalogue pictures”, we don’t take pictures of each and every single skein of yarn but try to do our best to represent the colorway and it’s varieties in the photos we use (the representation obviously also depends on your screen/computer).


I dye in increments of 2-4 skeins per pot, so please make sure to attach a note with your order if you want to use your yarn for projects that use more than 1 skein per colorway, so I can make sure that those skeins come from the same dye batch. Depending on your gauge, pooling might still be possible, although I try my best to prevent that from happening with my dyeing techniques. I highly recommend alternating your skeins for multiple skein-projects!


For best results and long wear I recommend handwashing your knitted items – in cold to max. lukewarm water with wool wash. Lay flat to dry.
I am using professional acid dyes and citric acid to dye my yarns (vinegar for stellina yarn bases), but I make sure to soak and wash them with ecological wool wash (Ecover) after the dyes have set and rinse them until the water runs clear before drying. But because of the nature of some dyes (especially reds/ blacks/ turquoise/ blues), “bleeding” of excess dyes is still a possibility.


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Beech Sock, Cedar Worsted, Hazel Soft Sock 4-ply, Hazel Soft Sock 6-ply, Larch Singles, Mulberry 4ply, Oak Sock, Sequoia Super Bulky, TencelMerinoSilk DK, Willow Silky Lace, Witch Hazel 4-ply