Now available as a dye to order gradient in your choice of quality luxury yarn base. You choose your preferred base and weight/length.
The Mermaids Tale is a gradient version of my regular yarn Mermaids Tale yarn colour and lends itself to a very rich unique gradient. On silk the effect is slightly more subdued (third photo) - The green end is slightly more intense than the photo shows and the blue end slightly more indigo. It's a lovely gradient and I'm going to use the one shown here in a Booknits shawl - Last Dance.
The choice of base can affect the colours slightly.
The Mermaid's Tale Gradient - Various Fibres
Acai - a rustic Australian Merino cross yarn with a slight crimp. Takes the dye beautifully and tends to be more intense than on the silk based yarns. This is the yarn currently pictured in 3 and 4.
100gms - 590 metres / lace, 2 ply weight.
White Cloud: 50% Swiss Mulberry silk and 50% silky Merino wool. Gorgeous and soft - totally luxurious.
100 gms - 400 metres / fingering, 4 ply weight.
Ginseng (f) : 100% Swiss Mulberry silk - smooth, glossy and truly top quality beautiful - plied
100 gms - 400 metres /fingering, 4ply weight. Pictured in photo 1.
Ginseng (l ): Second photo shows this.
The same gorgeous Swiss mulberry silk as the regular fingering (4ply weight Ginseng). Smooth, glossy and plied. Perfect for summer shawls.
100gms - 600 metres/heavy lace, 2 ply weight.
Sencha: 50% Mulberry silk and 50% silky Australian Merino wool - picture is of this base.
100gms - 700m / lace weight, 2 ply weight. Any longer gradient will need a knot to reach a longer gradient. This is the fourth picture.