Minikins shrink down your favorite Freia Fine Handpaints ombre colorways with a single ply, fingering weight base. The 100% cruelty-free merino wool is sourced in the USA for a Made in the USA product from sheep to skein.
The smaller yardage means a quicker gradient, perfect for smaller projects like hats, cowls, and mitts. And for colorwork accents! We particularly love to combine it with a simple pattern so the beautiful colorway can take center stage. We're seeing customers use Minikins in colorwork accessories like Camille Descoteaux's Alaska Hat, Erica Heusser's Passerine Hat, and the 2-color version of Jared Flood's Lucerne Hat.
Need a longer color repeat? Check out full-sized balls of this same yarn in the Freia Fingering Shawl Balls.
Interested in pre-selected color combos? Peep the Freia Minikins Palette Packs.
Balls come with the colors wound both ways - that is, some are A>B>C and some are C>B>A. We've checked (we're nerds), and it's the same yardage of each color regardless of which color is in the middle vs on the outside of the ball. If you have a preference about which color is on the inside/outside of the ball let us know in the notes section at checkout. We'll do our best to accommodate if possible, though we don't always have both options in stock. :)
We order these in random assortments to get and pass along to you the best pricing. If there is a certain colorway that you need, drop us a line! The price will likely be higher than shown here, but we'll be happy to see if we can get the color you need from Freia. :)
Cakes come ready to knit with. They do not need to be wound.
This yarn is dyed by hand and will vary from skein to skein and batch to batch. Each one is an unique work of art full of subtle variation and beauty, so your skein will differ from the one pictured. To achieve the most even possible color distribution, consider alternating skeins while working your project.
Please buy enough for your entire project all at once. We will do our best to select skeins from the same dye lot or, if there is no dye lot, skeins that visually match. If you add multiple skeins of the same yarn to your cart you'll be prompted at checkout to select how to proceed if we have concerns about skeins matching.
While colors shown are accurate to the best of our ability, computer monitors and dye lots both vary so the skeins you receive may differ from what is shown.