Porphyra is a rich blue-purple with tonal shifts from light to dark. Porphyra is named for an ancient, rare and valuable dyestuff that was reserved for royalty among the ancient Phoenecians.
Hand dyed in Intercourse, Pennsylvania, Kettle Dyed Sock is a fingering weight yarn: 75% washable wool with 25% nylon added for durability. These skeins are a generous 4 ounces/113 grams/484 yards. One skein is plenty for a great pair of socks or for a scarf or shawl, and each hand dyed skein is a little bit different.