Fiber Content: 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tencel
Care: May be machine washed in cool water, but for best results all hand knits should be hand washed
Tinsel Toes pills less than any other yarn I’ve ever put on my feet. I have a pair of socks that I have worn a billion times and run through the washer and dryer with my regular laundry and still can’t get them to pill! Tinsel Toes shows off complicated stitch patterns very well because of the non-pill factor and because it's a smooth, shiny yarn.
When used for lacey shawls, Tinsel Toes has excellent stitch definition and blocks like iron. We carry shawl samples in Tinsel Toes to shows and they just keep looking like the day they came off the blocking board.
When dyed in bright colors, Tinsel Toes sometimes comes out a bit more muted than other bases. We also see more blending of colors on the skein with Tinsel Toes which makes it harder to get crisp, bright contrasts with this yarn.
Warning: We have received reports from a few customers that Tinsel Toes in dark or very concentrated colorways can bleed a bit. This is due to the tencel component which "stains" rather than actually absorbing the dye. This does not seem to be a problem with most colorways, only those that we have to really drench with dry in order to get an especially dark color- for example anything with black or deep red as a main colorway.