***A note on colors: as much as possible, colors are shown on Meadow Lace or Meadow Sport. Please note that the following colors are currently shown on Eco Merino Light: High Desert Sunset, Midnight Fairy Dust, Cloudlight, Ghosts in the Fog, Astral, Pondside, Sunlight on the Riverbed, and Magnetite.
Variation is normal in hand dyed yarn and a part of its beauty, and the same color will appear different on different fibers, different monitors, and in different light. When possible we recommend buying yarn in person, but if your local yarn shop doesn't carry our yarn rest assured - we offer free returns within 30 days of delivery, so there's no risk to trying something new!***
A round 4-ply yarn with quite a bit of drape and a subtle sheen, Meadow Sport combines the lightness of silk with the airiness of linen. This yarn starts out delightfully soft and only gets softer with use. Only the silk content in the yarn fully takes up the dye, giving it a soft and almost tweedy appearance.
65% silk / 35% linen
Yardage and Weight
325 yds (297 m) / 100 g (3.5 oz)
Hand wash cold, dry flat
Warm weather and year-round items
Shawls, scarves, cowls, and breathable tops
Simple stitch patterns, lace, texture, simple colorwork
About This Base's Sustainability
Linen is among the most sustainable of fibers. Derived from the flax plant, this crop needs very little pesticides, herbicides, or watering. Like all fibers we offer, it is compostable and biodegradable.
Data on silk is mixed and complex, but compared to similar fibers (rayon, Tencel, lyocell, polyester, etc.) silk tends to use more water and slightly more energy to produce. On the other hand, silk comes out significantly ahead in land use (using marginal land not fit for other crops), toxic chemical use, circularity of production (the byproducts from silk production are useful, and end up reintegrated into the local ecosystem), and (specifically as compared to petroleum-derived products like polyester and nylon) its ability to biodegrade/compost. Silk also offers a superior level of performance if looking for breathability, strength, sheen, thermoregulation, hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, stain and odor resistance, and (especially important for our purposes) the ability to hold a block like nothing else, all in one fiber.
Like all of our yarns, it is dyed sustainably in our studio with organic-standards-compliant dyes and minimal waste, and is biodegradable and compostable.