In the lineup, there are differences in price even for the same material and the same size. The price of these items varies depending on the dyeing method, but since I have not provided detailed explanations so far, I decided to post them here.
*Prices are for general sock yarn. Merino silk, lace, lame, etc. are generally +100 yen.
Normal dyeing (regular price)
Approximately 400m of thread is wound around a skein and dyed. In the case of wool, we use a method of fixing the dye by steaming after dyeing at a low temperature, and a method of dyeing while keeping it warm in a pan. The former is relatively difficult to make a difference at the time of resale.
You can enjoy the unevenness, speckles, and color changes that are unique to hand dyeing.
Gradation dyeing (regular price +200 yen)
It is dyed using a "sock blank" that is made of knitted fabric with two strands.
As the name suggests, sock blanks can be knitted with little color deviation when knitting socks or paired items.
There are many dyers who sell the knitted fabric as it is, but since the yarn is untied while knitting, the yarn is extremely kinked, so I untie it and wind it on a skein.
We started by making our own sock blanks, and although the price is a little high due to the time-consuming dyeing process, the result is a gorgeous knitted fabric that matches the cost.
In addition, a mark thread is tied in the middle of the wound skein when viewed from both ends. The color will change symmetrically with the mark in the middle, so try knitting from both ends or the center in any direction you like.
Layer dyeing (regular price + 100 yen)
It is dyed in layers. Instead of layering while dyeing, it takes twice as much time and effort as the color is fixed, pulled up, and dyed again. I think you can feel the dark shadows. While knitting, you may find that unexpected colors are layered.
Even if it is layered, if it is dyed without pulling it up, it will be sold at the regular price.
Snow dye (seasonal product)
This yarn is dyed using a method called “Snow dyeing”, in which snow is placed on the yarn to dye it.
As the snow melts, the dye mixes with the threads, giving it a different flavor than normal dyeing.
The amount of snow and how it melts will change the dyeing, so even if you use the same color, the degree of dyeing will be different. Please note that you cannot choose which of the product photos you will receive.
This is a winter limited product from January to early March. Please enjoy the color that nature creates!
In any case, the specifications may be changed, such as by changing the dye manufacturer at the time of resale. note that.