Hand-dyed Yarn: Symfonie Terra Merino Wool Unites Durability and Beauty

Are you looking for a high-quality, sustainable, and unique yarn option suitable for all your knitting and crocheting needs?

Symfonie Terra Yarn is the rockstar among the hand-dyed wool yarn in the Symfonie range. Terra's versatility shines through its adaptability to a vast range of projects – it's not just for socks; it's for every fine yarn creation imaginable.

Standing Strong: Hand-dyed Sock Yarn

Only the highest quality of wool is selected for the Terra line, ensuring a premium crafting experience and end product. This superior Merino wool is renowned for its exceptional softness, providing a luxurious feel against the skin. But despite its tenderness, Terra wool is reinforced with 25 % Nylon for added durability, making it suitable for high-use items like socks, sweaters and pants, gloves, and beanies.

Perfectly balanced for versatility, this fine, yet machine-washable Merino wool is adaptable to many knitting and crocheting projects, including Fair Isle or Jacquard colorwork. The yarn's fingering weight is perfect for crafting delicate and detailed work, from ethereal shawls to complex lace patterns. Generous skeins of 415 yards (380 meters) provide ample yarn for large projects, minimizing the need for multiple joins and ensuring continuity in color and texture.

Our Tip: Use two threads of this fingering weight yarn for warm winter projects like cardigans, scarves, or cowls.

Each project knitted or crocheted with Terra yarn brings out the rich, hand-dyed hues and the natural softness of Merino wool, making your creations a delight to touch and see.

  1. Choose Terra yarn’s blend for cozy, durable socks.
  2. Create lightweight and warm triangular shawls with a soft drape.
  3. Suitable for both structured and loose-fitting styles in sweaters and cardigans.
  4. Make everything from beanies to slouchy hats that are soft on the skin.
  5. Craft snug, warm handwear like wrist warmers, mittens and finger gloves that holds up to wear.
  6. Knit or crochet luxurious shorts or pants highlighting Terra yarn's color variegation.
  7. Knit and crochet cushions, blankets, and throws that add a touch of warmth to your home.
  8. Create cuddly and machine-washable toys with a pleasing texture and vibrant colors.
  9. Craft Purses, pouches and chic totes with a unique flair.

Vibrant, Long-Lasting Colors

With a spectrum of 25 meticulously hand-dyed colors, each skein of Terra yarn is a standalone spectacle of color craftsmanship, enabling crafters to paint with yarn. The dyeing process with natural colors produces rich, vivid hues that do not fade quickly, giving knitters and crocheters long-lasting beauty in their creations. Each batch of Terra yarn passes through the hands of artisans, ensuring high-quality, hand-dyed wool skeins that support traditional dyeing techniques.

The yarn's superb color blending makes it ideal for intricate colorwork techniques, ensuring crisp, clear patterns that celebrate color with every stitch.

Our Tip: For stunning state-of-the-art colorwork, pair a variegated skein such as “Summer Romance” with its coordinating semi-solid shades - “Jodhpur Blue,” “Jasmine,” and “Pink Mauve.”

Merino Wool Yarn: An Ideal Choice for all your Garments

Merino wool is prized for its luxurious drape and rich texture, making it a favorite for crafting high-quality fashion and accessories.

  1. Merino wool fibers are extremely fine, making them feel soft and gentle against the skin, unlike traditional wool that can be itchy.
  2. Its excellent ability to regulate body temperature, keeps you warm in cold conditions and cool in warm conditions due to its natural breathability.
  3. Merino wool can absorb moisture (up to 30% of its own weight) without feeling wet, wicking moisture away from the skin and allowing it to evaporate.
  4. Natural antibacterial properties make it resistant to odors even after prolonged wear, which is particularly appreciated in fday-to-day active wear.
  5. Merino fibers have a natural elasticity that allows them to stretch and return to their original shape, which helps garments retain their form over time.
  6. As a natural fiber, Merino wool is completely biodegradable, making it an environmentally friendly choice.
  7. Merino wool is naturally flame retardant, adding a measure of safety to its list of attributes.
  8. It provides good UV protection compared to synthetic fibers.

Care for Terra Hand-dyed Sock Yarn

When it comes to hand-dyed sock yarn, crafters need to be aware that there's a possibility of color bleeding during the first few washes. This is a natural occurrence with many hand-dyed fibers, as the artisanal dyeing process can leave some excess dye on the surface of the yarn. While every effort is made to rinse the yarn thoroughly after dyeing, some residual color can remain. However, the bleeding does not affect the intensity of your chosen color.

To mitigate this, it’s advisable to hand wash your finished items separately in cool water with a gentle wool wash. Adding a splash of vinegar to the rinse water can also help to set the dye. It's part of the journey when working with the rich, vibrant colors that only hand dyed yarn can provide, ensuring each creation is as unique as a fingerprint.

Remember, any minor bleeding doesn’t detract from the yarn’s quality or the brilliance of the finished project; it's simply a hallmark of the hand-dying process that underscores the personalized touch of your handcrafted item.

Though Symfonie Terra wool is listed as sock yarn, it's not just for socks; it's for every fine yarn creation imaginable. Designed with the passionate knitter and crocheter in mind, the Terra yarn range unites durability with a unique aesthetic appeal which makes it ideal for outstanding and resilient hand-knitted or crocheted projects.