Soft Like Kittens yarn is hand dyed by Annette M. Russell in Auckland, New
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, Instagram and Plurk.
Don't see the combination of colourway, yarn base and quantity of skeins you want in stock?
I can custom dye any of my repeatable colourways for you, in any amount, from one skein to a sweater quantity!
There is no additional charge, just the regular price for the yarn base you select, and my turnaround time is usually approximately one week.
If you are interested please email me!
75% superwash merino wool
100g (423m / 463 yd)
This smooth, rounded sock (fingering, 4-ply) weight yarn has a firm twist and a soft matte finish.
80% superwash merino wool
100g (365m / 400yd)
This plump, springy sock (fingering, 4-ply) weight yarn has two plies forming a twisty spiral.
80% superwash Bluefaced Leicester
100g (399m / 437 yd)
This luxurious sock (fingering, 4-ply) weight yarn has a gentle fuzzy halo and a light sheen.
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.
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.
Bands of pale cool grey, minty green and buttercup yellow.
Lightly variegated shades of bright cherry red, magenta and violet-toned crimson.
Shades of petrel and mallard blue with flashes of aqua-green and white.
Semi-solid pale greyed beige.
Deep, dark shades of charcoal, roast coffee brown and purpled indigo.
Cheesy shades of cream, yellow and orange, with veins of greyed blue.
Heathered charcoal entwined with jeweled emerald, teal, blue and mauve.
Shades of dark blue and navy with washes of night-time black.
Shades of emerald green with splashes of spring green and mallard blue.
Swirled shades of blushing peach-pink, pale mustard yellow, caramel brown and cream.
Shades of deep plum and violet highlighted by beige and taupe.
A muted lilac base with flashes of grey, blue and tan.
Shades of golden biscuit-beige.
Warm grey, lilac and sage green; a hazy, misty interpretation of a lavender plant.
Shades of deep teal glazed with layers of black.
Tonal shades of dusty, musky antiqued rose pink.
Bands of jewel toned cranberry, purple and teal plus rich grey-brown.
Rich shades of purple dappled with charcoal and black.
Semi-solid pale peachy pink; the colour of my cat Otto's paw pads :)
Shades of an autumn bouquet; warm reds and plummy roses with lighter salmon pink.
Shades of dusty roses and reds streaked with pale green.
Short flashes of white in rich indigo blue, inspired by the Japanese textile embroidery art form.
Shades of cool, clear blues and greens.
Shades of grey, fawn and brown, inspired by the colours of river rocks.
Stormy shades of icy teal and cool slate grey.
Fresh green shades of lime, lettuce, grass and pea.
Shades of deep bluish green dappled with lighter flashes of jade, celadon and earthy olive.
Shades of muted mint, spring and lime greens with pale misty grey.
Shades of soft blue glazed with veils of green and lilac.
Shades of weathered blues and greys, like a favourite pair of worn-in jeans.
Shades of pale sage green, icy blue and foggy greys and taupes.
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