PolyPay Wild Light



This yarn is grown and spun locally. Then it is dyed using natural dyes. The natural dyes that I use are all fair trade products.  Whether the dyes come from seeds, bark, leaves, roots or bugs, they are sourced from all over the world and harvested in sustainable ways.

The PolyPay base is a 2 ply DK weight yarn.  There are 340 yards in each  3.7 oz (105gm)skein

Please know that the skeins are one of a kind. Natural dyeing is highly variable and while I can get a similar color, I can not always do a complete match. So be sure to buy the quantity that you need when you see it here. If you would like a bigger quantity than is available, you can special order. Just email me and we can start the discussion.

If this is your first experience knitting with naturally dyed yarns, I’ve learned a lot about natural dyes along my journey of developing and knitting with our Polypay Wild and Fibershed yarns.  As you handle, it may impart some of its earthly remnants onto your person, tools, and/or general surroundings. Some natural dyes, particularly indigo, continue to release particles of unbound color due to the friction of handling.  This process is called crocking and it may stain your fingers temporarily or even your needles.  The act of knitting usually completes the removal of any excess dye matter, so you shouldn’t experience any color transfer wearing your finished garment after wet blocking. You may rest assured that the color will wash off your hands with soap and water.

When  caring for finished your pieces, soaking for several minutes with cool water and a pH neutral soap works best to avoid any color modification. While the dyes used for Polypay Wild and Fibershed are considered “light-fast”, meaning that they don’t easily fade away with exposure to sunlight, keeping the yarn from direct sun exposure will prolong its beauty. With proper care, knits made with this yarn will serve you well for years to come.

Want to know more? Watch my podcast about natural dyes here.


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natural dye colors

Bright Violet, Butter Rum, Ceylon, Ceylon Yellow, cinnabar variegated, coral, coral Almond, coral pink variegated, Creme, deep sea coral, Dewberry, Fauna I gradient, Fauna II Gradient, Flora I gradient, Flora II gradient, Flora III gradient, gingersnap, gingersnap variegated, Lemon Drop, Mineral Yellow, Paste Yellow, Straw, algiers, Baked Apple, bark, Basalt, cardinal, chardonnay, Coral Blush, Desert Dust, eucalyptus, Fair Green, Flora IV Gradient, Flora V Gradient, Flora VI Gradient, Flora VII Gradient, Flora VIII Gradient, Gargoyle, genetian, Geode, gleam, iris, Jewel Tones, lavender frost, marigold, meadowbrook, melon and berries, melon and berris, mesas, Misty Lavender, moonlight, Paprika, Parfait, Peachy Pink, Red Plum, Reseda, rose of sharon, sand, Sandstone, shrimp, veiled rose, wild rose


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