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  • Blue Christmas | Harvest Bulky

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    Harvest is my most versatile, sustainable and squishy line of yarn. It's non-superwash, but with a firm twist that helps me achieve deep and complex colors, without sacrificing one bit of responsible, traceable production.

    The wool is Shaniko Wool, a merino-rambouillet blend that's grown ethically and responsibly in the western part of the US. The spinning happens in my home state of North Carolina in one of the few remaining spinning mills in the U.S. that specialize in creating yarn for the hand-knitting industry.

    Harvest colors are slightly matte (rather than shiny), and the fabric you create with hand-knitting has body and squish (rather than drape). The firm twist and 3-ply structure helps it resist pilling for a bit longer than other soft yarns, and cables and texture simply pop.

    Gentle on the earth, non-superwash, grown and spun domestically.

    Next to skin soft

    Layered and complex color, with intentional dark blips to mimic low-contrast speckles when knit.

    Colorway: Blue Christmas
    : Harvest Bulky
    Weight: Bulky
    Yardage: 125 yards (114m) per 100g skein

    Two skeins will make the Birch Path cowl, which was designed especially for this yarn!

    Pattern recommendations

    Harvest Bulky
    recommended gauge of 11.5 to 16 sts to 4 inches:

    Birch Path cowl by Karalee Harding

    Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak

    Ravelry list of suitable projects

    Yarn specifications

    Harvest Bulky (offered seasonally)
    100% non-superwash Merino-Rambouillet wool
    125 yards (114 m) | 100g skein
    3-ply construction

    American grown and spun

    Harvest Bulky is an airy, light and bulky weight yarn that can be used for any pattern with a gauge between 11.5 and 16 sts to 4 inches (10 cm), which I usually achieve with a US size 8 to 11 needle (5.0 to 8.0 mm).

    While bulky weight sweaters are too warm for my climate, I adore this yarn for accessories like the Birch Path cowl and chunky cabled mittens!

    Do you need to alternate skeins?

    Yes. All of my yarn is dyed by hand in small batches of four skeins. There will be variations in color intensity and placement. I think that’s part of what makes each skein perfect – they’re not identical. If you will be using more than 1 skein in your project, alternate skeins to blend any color differences.

    Caring for your finished item

    My wool yarns should always be hand-washed with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse.

    Depending on the difference in chemistry between your local water and mine, there may be some color residue in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this.

    Always let your knitted item air dry to prevent shrinking or felting and to keep your item looking its best.