yarns I have loved :: Sundara Aran Silky Merino (plus a destash and a giveaway)

updated to add: the yarn and the sweater are both spoken for, thanks!


I think we all know that Sundara dyes gorgeous yarn. Her yarn was the first independently-dyed yarn I ever fell in love with. A pair of my favorite handknit socks are made in her sock yarn:

knitted :: Embossed Leaves
“Embossed Leaves” in “Midnight Meadows.” Love that rich, dark, layered green.

The crazy thing is that I have stashed more of her yarn than I have knit with. And I’ve decided it’s time to part with one little bit of it. It’s very hard to uncurl my death grip from some of the beautiful yarn in my stash, but I’m trying (trying!!) to be a little sensible about how much time there is in a day versus how much yarn and fiber there is in my house. Also, I’m still trying to repay my rainy day fund for the spinning wheel splurge I made earlier this year.

So without further ado, I’d like to destash this gorgeosity:

Sundara Aran Silky Merino, "Charcoal Over Lagoon"

Sundara Aran Silky Merino, “Charcoal Over Lagoon”

Oh, my heart catches a bit looking at that glowing blue. How can I let such beautiful yarn go? It helps to know that someone else might actually make something with it. I bought this five years ago. My kids were still in preschool when I bought this yarn:

Little Buddha, 4 years old

Little Buddha, 4 years old

I originally bought the yarn to make a Shetland Triangle, but the yarn really could become almost anything. It would be more than enough to make this Textured Shawl, for instance:
knitted: Textured Shawl
(I made this shawl with 300 yards of a similar yarn)

I’m selling two skeins (400 yards) – together only – for $60 (PayPal only), including shipping within the U.S. If you’re interested, leave a comment or message me, and it’ll be yours. I can ship it only Friday. The yarn is in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home, and has been stored in plastic in a fiber drawer.

Also! I’m giving away some Sundara Aran Silky Merino, in already knit form. I made this Liesl with two skeins of ASM in “Tulip” four years ago:
for Rav: Liesl

I liked the sweater well enough but I’ve never gotten much wear out of it. I guess I liked it but didn’t love it. (The sweater itself is cute, so maybe it was the color I wasn’t crazy about, I don’t know). Also, I made a mistake in one of the sleeves (the lace pattern is off) – I didn’t notice it until I’d worn it a time or two, and then after that I couldn’t *not* notice it.

Anyway! I’d love for someone else to have this sweater – either to wear or to unknit and have about 400 yards of ASM to make something else. I’m giving it away (*without* the copper clasp) – if you’d like it and if you’ll cover shipping (let’s say $5, PayPal), I’ll send it your way. Again, let me know either in the comments or via direct message, and we’ll work it out.

YIP.7.31 - Liesl

I’m trying to let go of things that I don’t really use, so if you would use this sweater (either in sweater form or in yarn form), I would love for you to have it!

I still have other Sundara Aran Silky Merino in my stash that’s roughly five years old, and I’m debating whether to knit it or let it go. For now, though, I’m doing well to offer up these two skeins and this sweater.


updated to add: the yarn and the sweater are both spoken for, thanks!


6 thoughts on “yarns I have loved :: Sundara Aran Silky Merino (plus a destash and a giveaway)

    • Hi Stephanie, I’m so sorry but I already sold the yarn to Kathy (I updated the original post to reflect that, as soon as we’d worked it out). Thanks for your interest!

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