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DK Yarn - Hand-dyed variegated merino in Spicy Brown Mustard - 85/15 merino/nylon blend

DK Yarn - Hand-dyed variegated merino in Spicy Brown Mustard - 85/15 merino/nylon blend

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Spicy Brown Mustard DK is hand-dyed in bands of browns and yellows, which flow into one another along the length of the skein. The mix makes us want a nice plate of sausages accompanied by a winter lager. Perhaps in front of a raging fire. With our knitting, of course!  

The extra-fine merino wool (19.5 microns) is especially cushy and feels great on sensitive skin. It's blended with a bit of nylon for extra durability -- perfect for long-wearing projects like gloves, scarves, and hats.

Created by us in our home state of Washington using professional commercial dyes that won't fade or bleed, because we steam-set them and then wash and rinse each one thoroughly.


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  • Gather¬†-- Beanie, Toque and Cowl¬†knitting patterns¬†from Tin Can Knits on Ravelry
  • Jodi¬†-- Shawl / Wrap¬†knitting pattern¬†from Joji Locatelli on Ravelry
  • Goldberry¬†-- Shawl / Wrap¬†crochet pattern¬†from Michele DuNaier


  • 100 grams / 225m (246 yards)
  • 4-ply DK-Weight Yarn¬†¬†
  • 85% Superwash Extrafine Merino (19.5 micron)
  • 15% Nylon Yarn¬†
  • Hand Wash in cool water / Dry Flat¬†
  • Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm (US 4 - 7) needles and E-G Hook
  • Gauge (stockinette stitch): 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 4mm (US 6) needles

Note: The fibers used in our yarn base are produced and processed in ways that do not harm the animals or the environment. We only use yarn made from shorn or naturally shed wool that is certified as mulesing-free. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 82 reviews
Shannon R.
Chunky Love

This is my first time to use Global Backyard’s bulky yarn and I love it. The 100% Superwash Merino Wool is so soft and has a beautiful natural sheen. At first I thought the yarn would be slippery, like silk yarns; but to my delight it was not slippery and just so easy to work with. I will definitely continue to support Global Backyard. P.S. I have also used their sock yarn base and that is also a dream to use. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to my future yarn selections and projects with both yarn bases. Thank you Global Backyard!

Bonnie S.

Love it

Patricia F.
Gorgeous color

I will be pairing this skein with other skeins for a Stephen West shawl this spring. The base is wonderful and I will enjoy knitting with it again..