Note from Sundara: I have to admit, I am gobsmacked by how perfect this color is and how pretty each skein of yarn is. Opalescence or any sort of shimmery iridescence usually eludes my dye pots. But this time, I pretty much nailed it.
Each skein is a light wash of the lightest grey you could imagine, subtly in places, turning a bit darker just as this shell curves in and becomes more pigmented.
Even more subtly, are the hints of color: pink, turquoise, even a bit of green and if you look in just the right light, that hint of yellow that makes the opalescence a true rainbow of color.
I also have to put in a plug for getting some of this yarn in something with silk. The sheen of the silk will turn the color into the true opalescence it is meant to be. So much so, that I'm adding Sport Silk to my usual line up of yarn bases, as I can't think of anything prettier than a project knit up in the silky shiny delightfulness that this color is.
And while this color will truly shine in silk, get the merinos too, if you can, or just if that is more of your budget. As I've said, opalescence colors are phenomenally hard for me to get right, so get this while you can.
You may order as much as you want until Saturday at 5PM PACIFIC. This yarn will ship in late April - early May, depending on factors such as when the mill gets me the yarn and whether or not my kid randomly gets sick.
Orders for 2 or more skeins will be matched as closely as possible.
SILK LACE is 1000 yards and 100 grams of 100% lace weight silk.
FINGERING MERINO is 490 yards and 100 grams of 100% super wash merino. It knits up at 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2/2-2.75mm needles.
FINGERING SILKY MERINO is 560 yards and 150 grams per skein of 50% silk and 50% merino. It knits up at 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2/2-2.75mm needles.
SPORT MERINO TWO is 338 yards and 100 grams of 100% super wash merino. It knits up at 3-5 stitches per inch on US 3-5/3.25-3.75mm needles.
SPORT SILK is 225 yards and 100 grams of 100% silk. It knits up at 5-6 stitches per inch on US 3-5/3.25-3.75mm needles.
Gently hand was in tepid water for project longevity.
ARAN SILKY MERINO is 200 yards and 100 grams per skein of 50% silk and 50% merino. It knits up at 4.5-5 stitches per inch on US 7-8/4.5-5mm needles.
ARAN MERINO is 246 yards and 100 grams of 100% super wash merino.It knits up at 4.5-5 stitches per inch on US 7-8/4.5-5mm needles.