INDIGO + HIMALAYAN RHUBARB Indigo tree is a shrub that grows in warm regions whose leaves are used to prepare a purplish-blue dye. The rhubarb of the Himalayas is a plant from which we obtain a yellow-orange pigment. When you mix the color of indigo with the rhubarb of the Himalayas, you get a stunning blue green! -Louise
If you love to knit with Biscotte Yarns, you will fall head over heels with this artisanal, hand-dyed SUPER SOCK yarn by Louise Robert Design. Whether you are knitting a scarf, a shawl or a sweater, there's nothing better than a beautifully crafted yarn designed by a passionate knitter for knitting enthusiasts.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT NATURAL DYES
Due to their artisanal nature, hand-dyed wool skeins can be different from each other even if they both come from the same dye bath. By adding to the equation the use of vegetable dyes, you must know that there can be a great variation of the colors between the different lots. Since plant dyes are highly dependent on mother nature, variations can come from the plants themselves, the season, where the plant was grown and harvested and how tannins are stored. That said, natural colors are living colors that, once knit, magically develop and blend well together.
Color is much lighter than expected. Otherwise, I love it.
I wanted a blue and got a green.
Hello Dorothy! Sorry to hear that. The NATURE colours from Louise Robert Design are dyed with vegetable dyes. Therefore (and as specified in the product description) there can be a great variation of the colors between the different lots since plant dyes are highly dependent on mother nature...
In addition to that, as you can read in the product description, the colour you ordered is a mix of two vegetable dyes : blue (indigo) and yellow (himalayan rhubarb)... so yes, the colour you ordered tends to be greener than blue.
If you are looking for a naturally dyed clear blue, may I suggest you order the indigo color alone (without the himalayan rhubarb addition) instead. You may contact us by using our contact form from our website menu and we will be happy to assist you.