Deeply Wicked Re-imagined
There was no question in my mind that when easyknits.co.uk re-launched here in Lanzarote, we would start with some of our most popular yarns ever to be created, Deeply Wicked. For those of you who know me, and my dye-style, you will remember that my love of all things bright and colourful is what drives me to dye yarn.
Deeply Wicked was born of my desire to make people say 'wow' when they looked at my yarns in person. I spent months and months working on recipes for super saturated colour, vibrant tones and a balanced/even shade for each colour dyed. I hope those of you who know me and this particular yarn base will agree Deeply Wicked achieves all of those things and more.
Deeply Wicked had always been a 100% Superwash Merino 4-ply/fingering weight, offering a generous 400m per 100g skein. Perfect for almost any project, and offering a wide array of shades for every colour preference. But in my hiatus from dyeing, using up old stashed skeins of Deeply Wicked for my own 'guilty pleasure knits', I realised it could offer so much more as a yarn base.
I have since changed the base, using the same, super soft and super strong 100% Superwash Merino, but composed of only 3 strands of yarn instead of 4, you gain an extra 100m per skein.
The yarn becomes only slightly finer, so is still classed as a 4-ply/fingering weight yarn, but gives you so much more meterage to use per skein, making larger projects even more achievable from even fewer skeins. A sweater that once took 5 skeins could now conceivably be achieved in 3 skeins.
Also with the removal of one strand from the yarn it changes the characteristics of the finished yarn, giving it a much softer handle. The yarn feels more wooly, more rustic, and much softer to work with. I think anyone who enjoys colourwork, would love to work with this yarn, I know I can't wait to try it out.
Available in ten fabulous shades, you can check them all out here.
I can't wait to dye more of this yummy base, and to get knitting with it soon, I hope you feel the same?