Our Unique Sheep Fingering Weight Yarns: Pre-Orders

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Enchanted Garden
Enchanted Garden
Magic Mirror
Magic Mirror
Treasure Chest -- this is a
Treasure Chest -- this is a "circle" colorway even though it was not photographed that way. You can go with any 4 that are next to each other; just give us the beginning number.
Hazy Daze
Hazy Daze
Realm of the Fae
Realm of the Fae
Blue Moon
Blue Moon
Harvest Moon, again a set of 12; consider it a circle.
Harvest Moon, again a set of 12; consider it a circle.
Poison Apple
Poison Apple
Dance of the Dryads
Dance of the Dryads
Poseidon's Ring
Poseidon's Ring
Arcenciels
Arcenciels

This web page is for yarn only, fingering weight, and will allow you to pre-order any EarthFaire colorway that The Unique Sheep dyes especially for us.  

You can order in 100 gram sets (roughly 400 yards + or - with most of the yarns).

The base price you see here is for a 100 gram set with some yarns having an additional fee.  You will see that in the drop-down menu. 

If you want a yarn amount which is a multiple of 100g set, simply order that multiple.  If you want an odd amount, such as 150g (roughly 600 yards) contact me first and I'll work with you.

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Important note:  this is a Pre-Order.  You select your colorway, you select your yarn --- and this will be custom-dyed for you.  This takes time.  It might be 4 weeks, it might be 6; very rarely it will be more but life happens.....  

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The Yarns

The Unique Sheep carries a number of fingering weight yarns and there are a few additional ones which are Earth Faire exclusives.

1.  Verve is 100% Superwash Merino Wool with a 100g set = 400 yards. 

2.  Tinsel Toes is 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tencel.  A 100 gram set = 368 yards.

3.  Sushi Socks is 60% Superwash Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Nylon and again 100g = 368 yards. 

4,  Pashimi is a bit more expensive as it is 80/10/10 Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon. Each 100g set will give you about 435 yards.

5.  Green Sheep Fingering is made up of 100% Organic superfine merino and gives 500 yards per 100 grams. 

6.  Green Sheep Cotton Bamboo is 51% combed organic cotton, 49% bamboo rayon and 100g gives you 440 yards. 

7.  Marici Fingering is again more expensive -- it is made up of 100% Spun Silk and feels phenomenal.  The yardage for 100g is 444 yds. 

8.  Luna: an Earth Faire exclusive and a bit more expensive.  Fiber-wise the yarn is 75% superwash Merino, 20% nylon, 5% Stellina.  The merino is springy and delicious, the nylon adds strength.  Stellina is a non-metal fiber. You will have a silver-toned fiber in this Luna.

A set of 100g will give you 436 yards. 

9. Leeana (an EarthFaire exclusive, named after a silver and white moon dragon whose wings are flecked with silver and with a silver mane) is a 51/49 blend of cultivated silk/ merino (just a bit more silk than merino).  The best of both fibers, this has some of the memory/bounce from the merino with the beautiful shine that comes from silk.  

There are about 400 yards per 100g, + or - a bit.  

10. Kiri is a tussah silk and superwash merino fingering weight yarn. The 4-ply structure produces a smooth, round yarn with a soft but firm hand. The 20% Tussah Silk is well blended without any slubs. The silk adds a nice bit of luster without being shiney.  This knits up great for lace patterns because it has a beautiful drape, excellent stitch definition and it blocks well. It takes dye well --- the colors come out a bit more muted than on Pashmi or Verve.

Four ounces (a bit heavier than 100g) will give 434 yards + or -.

11. Squish is an alpaca blend:  Kelly and I brought in a brand-new yarn for this composed of a blend of 60% merino/ 20% alpaca/ 20% nylon.  It has a delcious squishiness to it and a softness tempered with the memory that is characteristic of wool. It is plied and will show stitch work beautifully. 

436 yards/ 100g

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There is a great write-up by Kelly about many of these yarns here which you might find very helpful.

The Colorways

Each kit is dyed to order (which is why it will take time) in the yarn and colorway of your choosing.

Now about colorways.  These have been dyed by Kelly and Laura of The Unique Sheep as "Gradiance" sets.  You can find out more of what a Gradiance is here.

There are a number of colorways which are Earth Faire exclusives which you can only get through us.  Those are the ones we offer here.

Almost all are shown on these Flickr pages , though we are constantly working with Kelly to create new ones and those might be a bit late having their pictures taken.

The photos on this page show our special Circle colorways.   Feel free to contact us if you would like another photo or more data or description on any of these.

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If you would like more data or description on any of these colorways or if you simply cannot find any pictures and want to see one, simply contact me and I will work with you.

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Our colorways are listed in the drop-down menu above.

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Some of these are very special colorways that are based on circles of color. Each circle has 12 possible skeinettes of color. You have a choice here.  You can choose any 4 consecutive colors to make your own personalized colorway.

For a 4-skein set: you must do is choose the number to start with.  A number of the photos on this page show circles or color strips that are labeled by number. If you want, for example, to start with 10, then your set will have the skeins noted as 10, 11, 12, 1.

(If you want to get a 6-skein set or the entire circle you will have to order more than 100g.  Contact us for more data.). Generally speaking, if you want the full circle you should figure on a 300g set which would give you a 12-skein set with about 100 yards/25g. 

We are showing pictures of the circles on this page just to make it a bit easier to select. These are the ones dyed as circles or portions thereof. 

Enchanted Garden (available as a full circle)

Magic Mirror (available as a full circle)

Treasure Chest (available as a full circle)

Realm of the Fae (available as a full circle)

Hazy Daze (available as a full circle)

Harvest Moon (available as a full circle)

Blue Moon (available as a full circle)

Poison Apple (available as a full circle) (Remember the tale of Snow White and the magic poison apple that was green on one side and red on the other?  This is our newest in the Dark Side of Magic Series)

Arcenciel

Dance of the Dryads

Poseidon's Ring 

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All EarthFaire colorways will be assumed to be Gradiance sets, unless you tell us differently! Further data on can be found here about Gradiance sets .

And please feel free to contact us if you would like more data about any of these. 

 

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