ABOUT

Soft Like Kittens yarn is hand dyed by Annette M. Russell in Auckland, New Zealand. (Hi!)

I love to make nature-inspired colourways that knit and crochet up as beautifully as they appear in the skein.

My range includes the repeatable colourways shown below, and an ever-changing selection of one-off colours I dye as experiments and just for fun.


You can find more about me and Soft Like Kittens yarns on my video podcast Gentle Ribbing, where I preview new yarns in each week's show, and in my Ravelry group. I am also on Twitter and Instagram.

SHOP

Soft Like Kittens is now taking an indefinite hiatus. I have also exhausted my stocks of base yarn so I am unable to take any more custom orders.

At this stage I don't know if or when I will be returning to dyeing for sale. My apologies to anyone inconvenienced or disappointed — I am sorry!


MY BASES

NOODLE SOCK

75% superwash merino wool
25% nylon
100g (423m / 463 yd)

This smooth, rounded sock (fingering, 4-ply) weight yarn has a firm twist and a soft matte finish.

DOUBLE HELIX SOCK

80% superwash merino wool
20% nylon
100g (365m / 400yd)

This plump, springy sock (fingering, 4-ply) weight yarn has two plies forming a twisty spiral.

UNICORN SOCK

80% superwash Bluefaced Leicester
20% bamboo
100g (399m / 437 yd)

This luxurious sock (fingering, 4-ply) weight yarn has a gentle fuzzy halo and a light sheen.



NESTLING LACE

80% superwash merino wool
20% silk
100g (800m / 875yd)

This silken lace (2-ply) weight yarn has a gorgeous lustre and superbly soft hand.

BURNISHED SPORT

100% superwash merino wool
100g (250m / 274yd)
22-24st/4" on 3.75-4mm (US 4-6) needles

This smooth, lustrous cabled yarn knits to a sport (5-ply) or light DK (8-ply) gauge.

MARSHMALLOW DK

100% superwash merino wool
115g (228m / 250yd)
22st/4" on 4mm (US 6) needles

This versatile DK (8-ply, light worsted) weight yarn is round and squishy with a matte velvet-soft hand.


MY COLOURWAYS

ALPINE FLORA

Bands of pale cool grey, minty green and buttercup yellow.

Noodle Sock
Unicorn Sock
Plump DK


ANJOU

Nearly Solid Series:
Fresh, juicy pear green.

Double Helix Sock
Unicorn Sock
Marshmallow DK


BEETROOT RELISH

Lightly variegated shades of bright cherry red, magenta and violet-toned crimson.

Noodle Sock
Burnished Sport
Marshmallow DK


BEWITCHED

Nearly Solid Series:
Rich, royal violet purple.

Nestling Lace
Marshmallow DK
 


BREAKING WAVES

Shades of petrel and mallard blue with flashes of aqua-green and white.

Noodle Sock
Burnished Sport
Plump DK


BUTTON MUSHROOM

Tones of pale greyed beige.

Noodle Sock
Plump DK
Knitted up in the Gandalf Sock pattern by Claire Ellen


CALLIGRAPHY

Nearly Solid Series:
Vibrant, deepened cobalt blue.

Double Helix Sock
Burnished Sport
 


CANYON GLOAMING

Bands of sandy yellow and ochre, pale scrub green and dusky mauve.

Double Helix Sock
 
 


CAST IRON

Deep, dark shades of charcoal, roast coffee brown and purpled indigo.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Burnished Sport


CHEESEBOARD

Cheesy shades of cream, yellow and orange, with veins of greyed blue.

Noodle Sock
Unicorn Sock
Burnished Sport


CLOUD WATCHING

Nearly Solid Series:
Frosty, pale grey.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Marshmallow DK


CRYSTAL CAVERN

Heathered charcoal entwined with jeweled emerald, teal, blue and mauve.

Noodle Sock
Burnished Sport
Plump DK


DEEP SLEEP

Shades of dark blue and navy with washes of night-time black.

Nestling Lace
Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock


DRIFTWOOD

Nearly Solid Series:
Soft fawn-toned taupe.

Double Helix Sock
Burnished Sport
 


EARLY CHEER

Nearly Solid Series:
Warm, buttery pale yellow.

Double Helix Sock
Marshmallow DK
 


EGG BASKET

Bands of robin's egg blue, duck's egg green, hen's egg brown and eggshell white.

Noodle Sock
Unicorn Sock
Plump DK


EMERALD POND

Shades of emerald green with splashes of spring green and mallard blue.

Double Helix Sock
Unicorn Sock
Plump DK


EQUINOX

Swirled shades of blushing peach-pink, pale mustard yellow, caramel brown and cream.

Noodle Sock
Marshmallow DK
 


FOLKLORE

Shades of deep plum and violet highlighted by beige and taupe.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
 


GOSSAMER

A muted lilac base with flashes of grey, blue and tan.

Double Helix Sock
Unicorn Sock
 


HONEYED OAK

Shades of golden biscuit-beige.

Noodle Sock
Burnished Sport
Marshmallow DK


MAELSTROM

Shades of deep teal glazed with layers of black.

Nestling Lace
Marshmallow DK
 


MAGNOLIA

Tonal shades of dusty, musky antiqued rose pink.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Unicorn Sock


MIDNIGHT REVELS

Bands of jewel toned cranberry, purple and teal plus rich grey-brown.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Plump DK


MILKY RASPBERRY

Nearly Solid Series:
Zingy mauve-toned pink.

Double Helix Sock
Burnished Sport
Marshmallow DK


MIRROR WORLD

Shades of vibrant aqua and blue with rich berried purples.

Double Helix Sock
 
 


MOSSY BRANCHES

Shades of bright leaf green and bark brown with peeking hints of blue sky.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
 


MUSCAT

Rich shades of purple dappled with charcoal and black.

Double Helix Sock
Burnished Sport
Marshmallow DK


NORTH WINDOWS

Nearly Solid Series:
Sweet cornflower blue.

Double Helix Sock
Unicorn Sock
Marshmallow DK


PAW PADS

Tones of pale peachy pink; the colour of my cat Otto's paw pads :)

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Plump DK


PERENNIAL

Shades of an autumn bouquet; warm reds and plummy roses with lighter salmon pink.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
 


PINK LEMONADE

Bands of pale lemon and golden yellows, soft pink and mint green.

Unicorn Sock
 
 


POOL TILE

Nearly Solid Series:
Vibrant turquoise green.

Double Helix Sock
Burnished Sport
Marshmallow DK


RHUBARB STALKS

Shades of dusty roses and reds streaked with pale green.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
 


ROASTED TEA

Nearly Solid Series:
Deep blackened brown.

Double Helix Sock
Marshmallow DK
 


ROYAL BUTTERFLY

Shades of rich purple streaked with cobalt blue, teal and yellow-green.

Double Helix Sock
Unicorn Sock
 


SASHIKO

Short flashes of white in rich indigo blue, inspired by the Japanese textile embroidery art form.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
 


SELTZER FIZZ

Nearly Solid Series:
Soft minted seafoam green.

Double Helix Sock
Marshmallow DK
 


SKY GLASS

Shades of cool, clear blues and greens.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Burnished Sport


SPRING SEA

Shades of pale, frothy blues.

Double Helix Sock
 
 


STONE CAIRN

Shades of grey, fawn and brown, inspired by the colours of river rocks.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Marshmallow DK


SUNDAY PICNIC

Bands of joyful teal, seafoam aqua, plum red, spring green and taupe.

Double Helix Sock
Unicorn Sock
 


TEMPEST

Stormy shades of icy teal and cool slate grey.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Unicorn Sock


TENDRIL

Fresh green shades of lime, lettuce, grass and pea.

Nestling Lace
Noodle Sock
Marshmallow DK


THICKET

Shades of deep bluish green dappled with lighter flashes of jade, celadon and earthy olive.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
 


UNSEEN MOUNTAINS

Shades of muted mint, spring and lime greens with pale misty grey.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Marshmallow DK


WARM HEART

Nearly Solid Series:
Lush berry red.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
Marshmallow DK


WATERCOLOUR

Shades of soft blue glazed with veils of green and lilac.

Double Helix Sock
Unicorn Sock
Burnished Sport


WEATHERED DENIM

Shades of weathered blues and greys, like a favourite pair of worn-in jeans.

Double Helix Sock
Noodle Sock
Burnished Sport


WINTER BEACH

Shades of pale sage green, icy blue and foggy greys and taupes.

Noodle Sock
Double Helix Sock
 


ZEST

Bands of juicy citrus colours: orange, tangerine, lemon and lime, with a hint of white pith.

Double Helix Sock
 
 




Contact: annette@softlikekittens.com
PO Box 7222, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141, New Zealand