PUFFED SLEEVES from Anne of Green Gables from our Favorite Books collection Hand Dyed Superwash Merino Yarn,Sock Toad
During a virtual trunk show with Paige from Frame and Fiber, we discussed some of our favorite books as children. You can find the video here. This is one of the books chosen by Mary Beth.
In Anne of Green Gables, Anne yearns for dresses with puffed sleeves. Instead, Marilla makes her dresses with “sleeves as plain as waist and skirt and tight as sleeves could be.“ We always referred to fancy ounfits as Puffed Sleeves dresses.
When I saw the dresses with puffed sleeves, I saw soft oranges and yellows and pinks and purples. So our yarn is an homage to puffed sleeves.
Yarn is available in fingering and DK weights:
Sock Toad Base: $28/skein
80% superwash merino, 20% Nylon
Toad DK: $28/skein
100% superwash merino
Our yarns are hand dyed or hand painted using professional acid dyes. We wash each skein carefully after dying but slight bleeding may occur during first wash. Skeins may vary in color slightly so if using more than one skein of yarn in a project, please alternate skeins every few rows.
This soft, squishy yarn is perfect for socks, shawls, sweaters or any project where you would use a Fingering weight.
Care of yarn - superwash merino will allow you to wash your items in the washing machine but please use cold water. For best results and care, hand washing is recommended.