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Painted Sky Superwash

This 100% wool yarn is soft and machine washable.

Painted Sky is a popular alternative to the very expensive Spincycle yarns that some of the shawls and cowls on Ravelry are knit with (i.e. Nightshift by Mowry). Painted Sky features the same "marl" yarn construction (2 plies each variegated and spun in long repeats) for a colorful effect.

Great for kids knitting as well. The sweater shown below is the Knitting Pure and Simple pattern for a top down henley. We knit the size 4 and it took just 2 skeins, although we shortened the sleeves to 8.5 before beginning the ribbed cuff because we thought the 11" the pattern called for was way too long for this size! And it fits a 4 year old perfectly!

And Painted Sky is another great choice for afghans or lap blankets, as well. The one shown in the right sidebar was knit using 2 different colors of Painted Sky and using a pattern from the Noro Blanket Book (so full of great afghan ideas!).

Recommended knit at 4.5- 5 sts/inch on a US 7-8, each skein features 219 yards.

It is soft and lovely-stay tuned for more colors as they arrive!

If you're looking for lighter versions of this type of yarn, check out Edition Three for a dk gauge, Zauberball Crazy. Or, for a lighter gauge of 7 sts/inch, check out Perth Sock Yarn.

Price: $16.99

Painted Sky Superwash

236, 214

Painted Sky Superwash

230 (turquoise, jade, puple, lav, fuschia)

Painted Sky Superwash

203 (blue-turquoise)

Painted Sky Superwash

233 (blue-blueviolet)

Painted Sky Superwash


Painted Sky Superwash


Painted Sky Superwash

300, 303

Painted Sky Superwash

Irish Coffee, Yellowstone, Sahara, three different colors

Painted Sky Superwash

207, 209

306, 223

238, 218

245, 227

242, 308

309 on the right side

NA = not available