This is a hand wound 100% polyester gradient yarn cake. You can choose either a 5 strand (approx 2 ply), 8 strand (approx 3 ply) or ten strand (approx 4 ply) yarn cake depending on your project.
Polyester yarn is soft, has a slight sheen and flows and drapes beautifully once worked up to your pattern. It is also hard wearing, and fade resistant. Unlike acrylic, polyester is also recyclable.
Made exactly as you want it.
Choose the colours you would like from the colour charts in the pictures, and we can make them into a gradient yarn cake for you. There is an “order notes” box on the checkout page where you can do this. To use this you need to add the item to your basket rather than checking out through the product page. Or you can also send me a message with your colours listed in that.
You can choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 colours to make up your cake. And you can choose the size you want.
5 strand yarn cakes are roughly equivalent to a 2 ply fingering weight yarn, and come in 2 size options:
1) Small – approx 150g and 900m metres in length
2) Medium – approx 230g and 1400m in length,
8 strand yarn cakes are roughly equivalent to a 3ply sock weight yarn, and come in 3 size options,
1) Small – approx 150g and 560m in length,
2) Medium – approx 230g and 860m in length,
3) Large – approx 375g and 1400m in length. The 375g option comes as two separate yarn cakes, one following straight on from the other and are labelled as 1 & 2.
10 strand yarn cakes are roughly equivalent to a 4ply sport weight yarn, and come in 3 size options:
1) Small – approx 150g and 450m in length
2) Medium – approx 230g and 700m in length
3) Large – approx 450g and 1400m in length. The 450g option comes as two separate yarn cakes, one following straight on from the other and are labelled as 1 & 2.
No two cakes will be absolutely identical, due to the nature of the production process, and because different colours have slightly different weights due to the dyes used, so there is an inevitable margin for weight variation of around 5%, but all my yarn cakes are made using length as the default value. Also weather conditions affect the way the yarn winds and so you may get a yarn cake that is slightly bigger than you ordered. I know sometimes size can be crucial to a project, so if this is the case please mention this when you order and I will not send one which has more 5% weight variation.
I also do a range of solid colours in 50g, 100g and 150g cakes which work very well when used with the gradient yarns to make larger items, especially clothing, where you may only want the colour change as an accent rather than the main body of the work.
I have a wide range of standard colour yarn cakes for you to choose from in my shop https://www.allthingsnice.shop/product-category/handmade-yarns/gradient-yarns
I can also make a custom yarn cake in other sizes, on request, and can give you a quote for the price and make a custom listing for you if you want something really individual. Just send me a message and we can make something beautiful together.
Although I have made great efforts to try to represent the colours as near to life as possible, the process of photography varies according to the conditions on the day, and also colours do not show the same on all devices, so please bear in mind that these colours are only approximate representations.
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