I received three skeins of Zen Yarn Garden Magical Dye Pot Superfine Fingering for review. Magical Dye Pot Series are dyed to be complimentary sets, each set A-F has 6 different colorways. However, as you can see here you can also mix and match, I chose a skein from different sets – E-6, D-4 and B-3!
This yarn base is a medium twist superwash merino yarn with nylon, and would be great for socks, shawls, hats, mitts and sweaters – anything next to skin. Even though it has a more relaxed twist, I did not find it splitty at all while knitting. The yarn has a nice drape and feel and the stitches plumped up right next to each other after blocking. I used US 2 (3.0mm) to knit up a sample swatch and this made a lovely fabric for a shawl or sweater.
Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering
90% sw superfine merino/10% nylon
Approx. 400 yds (fingering weight)
US 1-3 needle recommended
Hand wash/air dry
The skeins within the sets are dyed to compliment each other and work very well for fades. With 6 different sets ranging the spectrum, there’s something for everyone!
I knit up a swatch trying out thick and thin stripes. The colors are rich and vibrant and have that wonderful artisan indie dyed look to them!
Here I have marked where the large stripes go from D-4 to B-3. Combining like colorways with stripes would also be a great way to avoid pooling and flashing in a larger garment, like a sweater.
Zen Yarn Garden’s dye studio is based is Ontario, Canada and run by full time husband and wife team Roxanne and Neville Yeun. They take pride in providing the most luxurious fibers available for their yarns and dyeing them in a range of beautiful semi-solid and one-of-a-kind colourways.