• Image of Cuddly Sock - Flowering Desert
  • Image of Cuddly Sock - Flowering Desert
  • Image of Cuddly Sock - Flowering Desert

The flowering desert (Spanish: desierto florido) is a climatic phenomenon that occurs in the Atacama Desert, Chile. The phenomenon consists of the blossoming of a wide variety of flowers between the months of September and November in years when rainfall is unusually high. Normally the region receives less than 12 mm (0.47 in) of rain a year.

The blossoming occurs when the unusual level of rainfall reach the seeds and bulbs that have been in a latent or dormant state and causes them to germinate and flower in early spring. It is accompanied by the proliferation of insects, birds and small species of lizard. At its height, the phenomenon can be seen from just south of the city of Vallenar to just north of the city of Copiapó throughout the coastal valleys and Chilean Coast Range from September to November.

Climatically, the event is related to the El Niño phenomenon, a band of anomalously warm ocean water temperatures that occasionally develops off the western coast of South America, which can lead to an increase in evaporation and therefore precipitation.

Dyed up in the Cuddly Sock 85/15 Extrafine SW Merino/Nylon base which is an extremely soft, round and warm fingering yarn. This is an incredibly soft base, it feels a lot like MCN to the touch!!!

Each skein is dyed individually with professional acid dye so each skein is unique and different therefore don’t be surprised if the same color way looks different from base to base and even from one skein to the next!. Even though this is a superwash yarn and can be machine washed I recommend to use cool water with similar colors and then lie flat to dry.

Please note that sometimes colors in the images might vary depending on monitors although I do my best to photograph the yarns accurately.


Teñida en la base Cuddly Sock 85%/15% Extrafine SuperWash Merino/Nylon, es una lana muy suave, redondeada y calentita a pesar de ser delgada. Es tan suave que pareciera que tiene cachemira!

Cada madeja es teñida individualmente con tinturas al ácido profesionales, por lo tanto cada madeja es especial y única. No se sorprendan si el mismo color se ve diferente en otro tipo de base (una lana con otra mezcla de fibras) ya que los colores varían según como la fibra los toma.

A pesar que esta es una lana superwash y puede ser lavada en lavadoras convencionales yo recomiendo lavarlas a mano con agua fría y dejarlas secar en plano.

Por favor considerar que los colores pueden variar dependiendo del monitor de cada computadora; yo hago todo lo posible para que las fotos sean lo mas fidedignas al producto.

Cuddly Sock 85/15 SW Merino/Nylon
4 ply fingering
100 gr skein / 438 yards aprox.

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