Veil Nebula - Star Stuff Sock

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Wispy like a wedding veil but far more colorful, the Veil nebula (NGC 6960) is draped across the sky in the Cygnus Loop. Remnants of a supernova that happened over ten thousand years ago, this nebula is often photographed with hydrogen and oxygen emission line filters that make it look like someone spilled cans of turquoise and magenta paint across the sky. This western section of the Cygnus Loop is also sometimes referred to as the Witch's Broom, and there are other pieces of this cosmic formation with their own names as well.

Nebula colorways are inspired by the grand things going on far beyond our own planet and solar system. A mix of hand-painting and kettle dyeing, each batch comes out a little bit differently so these are considered Hypothesis colorways (see below) and while I do try to keep the gray consistent throughout all the Nebulae even that will vary slightly from batch to batch. If you want the best chance at skeins that play well together, please order all you need for your project at one time. I recommend alternating skeins for large projects.


Star Stuff Sock: 75% SW Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina
438 yards/100 grams
A 2-ply sock yarn with nylon and some sparkle that is great for shawls and tops, not just feet. The stellina isn't scratchy at all, and there's just enough of it to add some interest without overwhelming your finished object.
Colorway repeatability: Hypothesis


Mad science colorways are one of a kind (OOAK), unique, and may never appear again exactly as you see them now. Everything with Experiment or OOAK in the name is a non-repeatable Mad Science colorway.

Hypothesis colorways are somewhat repeatable but can vary quite a bit from batch to batch. Colorways I'm tweaking and refining are Hypothesis colorways, as are some colorways that have recipes but are too variable to be considered Theories, such as Nebula colorways.

Theory colorways are dialed-in recipes that are as repeatable as they come here at EFW. Most of the Elements Collection will end up as Theory colorways as they are developed and pass through testing.


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