Gift Wrapping Service. If you would like your purchase wrapped and sent as a gift please let me know.

$4.00

Shipping to United States: Free


Gift wrapping service. If you would like your purchase wrapped and sent as a gift please let me know. This is a service add on and should be included in your purchase if so desired.

Gift wrapping is per order sent. Choose from the options and please feel free to include a note for the recipient and I’ll write it on the card.

Gift wrapping includes a theme appropriate wrapping along with a special bag of “extras” that any yarnie would love to have. Items vary but may include stitch marker sets, wool wash, tape measures, hand lotion, row counters, scissors, etc.

Bags, cards, and “extras” will vary. The photo is purely for illustrative purposes.

Payments

We accept paypal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards. :)

Shipping from United States

We ship free to the continental U.S. yarn is shipped USPS first class mail for packages under 16 ounces (4 Skeins approx) and USPS flat rate (2 - 3 day) for anything over 16 ounces. All packages include a tracking number and are insured at the USPS minimum.

International Shipping: I do not provide free international shipping. Any customs charges are the responsibility of the customer to pay. Any returned packages that were refused delivery due to non payment of duty will be refunded minus the cost of shipping.

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

I do not accept returns or exchanges

Additional

Wholesale / Trunk Shows: Please contact southernskeins@gmail.com if you are interested in more information on a wholesale relationship with Southern Skeins. Or if you are interested in a trunk show.

Custom Orders: At this time Southern Skeins is unavailable for custom orders; but. We hope to revive this in 2021.

Pattern Designers: For yarn support inquiries or to partner with Southern Skeins in a pattern collaboration, please contact SouthernSkeinsDesigners@gmail.com

Pattern Testers: For interest in becoming a pattern tester for Southern Skeins, please contact SouthernSkeinsDesigners@gmail.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

I’d suggest delicate or handwash cold and lay flat to dry. Even if the yarn is superwash, I still suggest to err on the side of caution and hand wash in cold water. Sometimes colors may bleed the first time washed if it is a deeply saturated color or if the water you are using is hot. Cool water and a dab of hand soap is really all you need.

Which yarn bases do you offer?

All listed below are per 100 grams.

SOCK
Southern: 75/25 SW merino & nylon. 4-ply, 430yds

Glisten: 75/20/5% SW merino, nylon, & sparkle. 2-ply, 430yds.

Merino: 100% SW merino. 2-ply, 400yds.

Single: 100% SW merino. 1-ply, 415yds.

Alpaca: 70/20 SW fine alpaca & nylon. 398yds.

SPORT:
Southern: 75/25 SW merino & nylon. 4-ply, 328yds.

Merino: 100% SW merino yarn. 3-ply, 328 yds.

DK:
Southern: 75/25 SW merino & nylon. 4-ply, 245yds.

Merino: 100% SW merino. 4-ply, 231 yds.

Tweed: 85/15 SW merino & nylon NEPs. 4-ply. 231 yds.

Alpaca Cloud: 40/40/20% baby alpaca, merino, & silk. 1-ply, 250yds.

WORSTED:
Cashmere Sweater: 80/20 cashmere & SW merino. 3-ply, 181yds.

BULKY:
Bulky Singles: 75/25 SW merino & nylon, 1-ply, 76 yds.

Yarn color bleeding

Yarn can bleed the first time being washed - especially dark colors. However, to reduce the chance I fully exhaust the color from each dye pan and soak each skein after dyeing in a wool wash and then a clear water soak. If I see color running, I change the water and go through the steps again. Any bleeding you see should be minimal to nonexistent.

Are there knots in my yarn?

You should see 3 to 4 big loops that are tied with knots (loops are called figure 8 ties) around your skein. They are to keep your yarn from twisting into a big mess. They aren’t actually knots in the yarn. They are knots to keep the yarn straight and tangle-free.

Occasionally there might be a knot that came from the mill or such. I do the best that I can to keep that from happening; but, I’m human.

Large (Sweater or blanket) quantity

Yes! I do large quantities. If you don’t see that amount available of a color that you need, just message me and I’ll take care of it. I’m happy to do large quantities.

Why is my yarn not a solid color?

That’s because that is the beauty of artisan hand dyed yarn. We want to see the variations in light and dark. The depth variation adds beauty to your finished project. It is a hallmark of a hand dyed yarn to have tonal variances.

What is a dye lot?

A dye lot is the number of skeins dyed at one time in a kettle.

However, even skeins from the same dye pot can vary. It’s a hand made process. I take great care to ensure if you order multiple skeins of a color that they are both as close as possible. They will not match 100%. I don’t give my yarns dye lot numbers.

Yarn photos

I take photos of my yarn on my iPhone.

I use a white backdrop in front of a window. I only color correct the photos to get the picture to as close to the actual color as possible. I don’t use any filters on my inventory photos.

Yarn photos shown on a wooden background are taken on a table in my studio under natural room lighting.

Colors show differently on different monitors and screens. I try to get the colors as close to true as possible.

Where is the yarn sourced from?

My wool is humanely sourced from South America. It is mulesing (a form of animal cruelty) free.

My Farmstead Yarn is sourced about 15 miles from my house at a friend’s farm during the annual shearing of their animals.

Color variations

As with all hand dyed yarns, there will be some gorgeous color variations in each batch which is why I always batch multiple orders of the same color to the best of my ability and inventory.

Small batch hand dyed yarn is an art. It’s like cooking. No matter how careful you are with following a recipe exactly, there’s variations. Same thing applies to yarn. Once the dye is in the pot, the yarn may strike the color differently even in the same dye pot. Meaning one skein could have more or less of a color than the skein in the pot right next to it. If you are buying more than one skein I recommend alternating every few rows (most indie dyers recommend the same).

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