Hudson Mini-Skein Sets
Not gonna lie: some of these colors don’t even have names. They’re just little arias from the color opera that is Jill Draper’s imagination. A dozen skeins of the richest hand-dyed merino, in a weight we are calling light worsted. What you do with these bundles—available in three different colorways—is pretty much our definition of fun.
Specs & Details
54 m each; 658 m total
4.5 - 5.5 mm
There are two things you may already know about us: we love mini skeins, and we adore Jill Draper’s custom-made, US-grown yarns that she dyes by hand in her Hudson Valley studio.
So it’s only natural and right that we have prevailed upon Jill Draper to cook up three different sets of 12 mini skeins in her soft, beautiful Hudson superwash wool yarn. (Hudson is a perfect gauge match for Jill’s Windham yarn; the only difference is that Hudson is superwash.)
Each set was dyed to reflect a specific color story or mood, but they all play well together and with other worsted weights, should you choose to combine these yarns in an epic colorwork project.
The individual colors don’t have names, although in a few cases they may match standard colors for Jill’s yarns. Dyeing these skeins for MDK was a romp for Jill Draper, who had free rein to cook up—and by cook up we mean dye by hand in her Hudson Valley studio—bunches of mini skeins in delightful colors.
There are three colorways:
Sweet, a bouquet of soft shades that make us think of sorbet and candy.
Salty, neutrals the way Jill Draper does neutrals, spiked with flashes of vibrant colors that play well with any wardrobe.
Spicy, a true color party to which only the most vivid, intense hues are invited.
Hudson is a worsted weight merino with a light hand and color that shifts in that lovely way that hand-dyed yarns do. The 4-ply construction adds strength and durability to the fine Merino fibers, so it’s great for picky wool wearers that you knit for.
Hudson is treated for superwash, so it’s machine washable. (We never machine-wash our precious wool handknits, even if they’re superwash, but it’s nice to know that you can.)