Skein is a small, independent hand-dyed yarn company based in Australia. All of Skein yarns are kettle dyed using professional acid-based dyes. These dyes are permanently set by the use of a vinegar mordant and heat. Once the dyes have been fully absorbed into the yarn and the kettle water is clear, the yarns are removed, rinsed and washed with a light, phosphate-free wool wash, and then gently spun and hung out to dry under the Australian sun.
The dyes are applied in a way that produces short, random colour repeats which helps to minimize ‘pooling’ and produces a fabric which is dappled in colour. Skein offers variegated, dip-dyed and semi-solid colourways. Speckles and spots of colour may be present in some colourways. This is a common feature of hand-dyed yarns and adds to their unique charm. When knitted up, these little pops of colour will add a lovely depth to your knitted fabric.