The yarn base is a beautifully plump Poldale superwash sock yarn (400m per 100g) is 85% wool and 15% Nylon. Poldale is a blend which is comprised of wool from both Polwarth and Corriedale sheep. The colour has been saturated on top of a heathered grey base which adds a rich depth to the tones. This yarn base is soft, strong and perfect for socks, shawls and accessories. All our skeins are hand-dyed in small batches using a range of professional acid dyes. We are conscious to be environmentally sound in our process and we, therefore, ensure that all the dye used is fully exhausted. We rinse the skeins until no colour remains, however, please be aware that a slight amount of colour bleed could occur and so we always suggest washing separately and by hand. All indie dyed yarns are unique by virtue of the techniques used. This means that no two skeins will ever be exactly the same - the charm of indie dyeing!