Y E A R L I N G + C O L O R
worsted weight, 140 yards
Our lovely Yearling yarn, in naturally dyed colorways utilizing Saxon Blue, Himalayan Rhubarb, Cochineal, Lac, Madder, Cutch and Logwood.
Yearling is a 3-strand single ply worsted weight yarn; the 3 strands are gently twisted together to create the illusion of a single ply but with greater strength. Made from 85% wool and 15% alpaca, this is a soft and warm yarn with a bit of drape and a slight halo.
In designing this yarn we worked with the mill and requested that the multi-colored fleeces be only lightly carded in order to retain the individual colors rather than completely blending into a single neutral tone. Every stitch on your needle will reveal a different combination of the various shades of the Shetland flock: white, grey, musket, and moorit.
We offer a spectrum of skein-dyed colorways using plants and insects which have been part of traditional dye applications for centuries. Overdying the varying Shetland shades results in brighter color on the highlights and a deeper shade on the darker details lending much interest to the color of this yarn.
COLOR NAME - DYE MATERIAL :
Lake - saxon blue (from indigo) SOLD OUT
Seafoam - saxon blue and himalayan rhubarb SOLD OUT
Fog - natural/undyed white and grey wool SOLD OUT
Cocoa - natural/undyed rich brown wool
Magenta - lac, dark
Rose - cochineal, medium
Blush - cochineal, light
Violot - logwood, dark
Amethyst - logwood, light
Rust - madder SOLD OUT
Ginger - madder and/or cutch, light
Y E A R L I N G : worsted
worsted weight, 3-strand single ply
approx. 2 oz (60g) | 140 yards (128 meters)
suggested needle : US 6-11
fiber : 85% wool | 15% alpaca
breed : shetland | huacaya
clip : 2019 | 2020
fibershed : western massachusetts
mill : woolen-spun in southern vermont
color : skein dyed in western massachusetts
Hand wash in cool water with a gentle pH-balanced soap according to label directions. Squeeze gently and lay flat to dry out of direct sunlight. Shape to desired measurements; smooth stitches and align seams properly.