Yarn Review: Speck-tacular Yarns “Wild Rose” Hand-Dyed Fingering

by | Sep 28, 2019

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This hand-dyed yarn colorway is so unique! I love how the muted rose color is spattered with a subtle speckling of bright neons.

I love hand-dyed yarn.

The beautiful colorways that hand-dyers come up with are often very different from what you might find in an ordinary craft store.  A hand-dyed yarn colorway can give an otherwise simple project a very luxurious look.

So I was thrilled when Jennifer from Speck-tacular Yarns asked if she could send me a skein of her hand-dyed yarn to try!  Jennifer owns a small-batch, hand-dyed yarn business in Colorado Springs, and sells her yarn online in her shop.

yarn review - one skein of hand dyed wild rose yarn from specktacular yarns

The yarn I received is a colorway called “Wild Rose”, on her Everyday Fingering yarn base.  The base is a blend of Superwash Merino Wool and nylon, and it’s super squishy!  Because it has some nylon in it, this yarn would also be great for socks.

specktacular yarns wild rose on everyday fingering

This is a mix of colors I would never have thought of, but I love it!  It’s a tonal blend of pale pink and a deep, soft rose, but with tiny neon speckles.  I am a huge fan of speckles in hand-dyed yarn, but I have never seen speckles this small before.  They add tiny, subtle pops of cobalt blue, neon pink, lime green, and teal.

hand dyed speckled yarn

She also sent a few stitch markers to match the yarn, and a tiny bottle of lavender oil.

I don’t normally take photos of skeins as I take them apart for winding, but it really shows all of the colors and speckles in the yarn.

a puddle of hand dyed merino wool sock yarn in pink, rose, and neon speckles

I can’t wait to see how this yarn will look as knitted fabric.  I’ll definitely be designing a pattern with it, so stay tuned to see what I make!

Thanks so much to Jennifer at Speck-tacular Yarns for sending me this yarn to review!

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  1. Renette Jeanes

    Can one buy from South Africa?

    • Yay for Yarn

      Hi! You can read the shipping info from their shop here. They do ship internationally, but the buyer is responsible for any customs fees. I hope this helps!

      • Angie 978

        I’m curious, what did you end up making with this beautiful yarn?

        About 10 years ago I made a hat with half cream colored cotton acrylic worsted weight blend and half fall colors Merino superwash sock yarn. It was an experiment and it turned out to be my favorite hat. It’s very warm. I’d like to experiment again with making hats with different weights of yarns. I’m going to go check out speck-tacular’s site and see what else they have.

        • Yay for Yarn

          Hi Angie! I have my project all planned out for this yarn, but from the swatch, I think it looks perfect for spring. So I will be creating and posting my project when it gets a bit closer to spring. 🙂


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