Tu Meke = too much. Common usage = awesome.
You can never have too much awesome yarn!
When looking around for a local dyer, I found a diamond! Carissa is the indie-dyer at Tu Meke yarns and her work is amazing. Her colour-ways are inspired by places back home in her native New Zealand.
Hang on!! Why are there two prices?? Clarissa has recently gone to a new yarn base and this now gives you more length (250m).
I still have a small stock of the old base which was a slightly plumper, shorter yarn at 225m. For this reason you will find the old base at a slightly reduced price.
Aoraki is inspired by New Zealand's highest mountain (Aoraki/Mt Cook) in the South Island. It is a neutral of beige and grey with speckles of grey, purple, and yellow/gold.
Manuka Honey is a semi-solid tonal designed to complement Aoraki. It is a deep aubergine (purple/brown).
No. 8 Wire is a semi-solid tonal designed to complement Tarawera. It is a grey with a hint of purple.
Swannie is a semi-solid tonal designed to complement Waikoropupu. It is a deep dark blue.
Tarawera is inspired by the pink and white terraces which were once described as the Eighth Wonder of the World but are thought to have been destroyed by the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. They were located in the North Island of New Zealand.
Waikoropupu is inspired by the clear spring waters of the Waikoropupu springs in the South Island of New Zealand (one of the clearest freshwater springs in the world).
Old Base - Limited Left
Hokitika is inspired by the pounamu (greenstone) found on the moody west coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Punakaiki is inspired by the 'pancake' rocks at sunset on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Tamatea (Dusky Sound) is inspired by the dark waters on a grey moody day in Fiordland in the South Island of New Zealand.
Waitaki is inspired by the pinot noir vineyards in autumn along the Waitaki Valley in the South Island of New Zealand.
Recommended needle/hook size : 4mm - 4.5mm
100 grams (3.53 ounces)
273 yards (250 meters)
100% Superwash Merino - Can be machine washed at 30°C on a wool cycle. Dry flat. Some bleeding of colour may occur initially.
Please note: This yarn is supplied in a hank which requires winding or balling before use.