Royal Ruby was named after a classic soda fountain drink from the Dispenser's Formulary or Soda Water Guide (c1915). See recipe below the fiber description. This colorway is available on multiple sock yarn bases:
1, 100 gram skein of my DK Sock yarn
-75% super wash merino wool
1, 100 gram skein of Simple Syrup fingering
-80% super wash merino wool
What makes this sock yarn? The inclusion of nylon helps to make a more robust yarn to keep hand knit socks from wearing through as easily.
This yarn is hand-dyed and requires a little extra care. It should be hand washed by soaking your item in tepid water with a soap for wool. Gently squeeze the water from your handmade item, never wringing it, and place in a towel and roll up to remove the excess. Lay flat to dry.
Some colors may bleed, depending upon the ph balance of your water. To be cautious, you could add a color catcher sheet to your wash water.
*~.~* Royal Ruby Recipe *~.~*
2 ounces grape juice, 1 ounce strawberry syrup, 6 rose leaves and 6 mint leaves crushed well against the side of glass with 1/2 glassful cracked ice.
Stir thoroughly, then add carbonated water, coarse stream, and serve in a tall lemonade glass. Decorate with cherries and a slice of lemon.