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  • Wardrobe Essentials | Harvest Sport | PREORDER

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    Here's the spot to preorder a sweater's worth of yarn in Harvest Sport. I'll dye your skeins at the same time (4 to a pot) and make sure they are well-matched for your project. Choose any of my 9 essential colorways.

    Harvest Sport yarn:

    Has a small footprint: The wool is a 100% non-superwash merino-rambouillet blend that's grown in the western part of the US. The spinning happens in my home state of North Carolina in one of the few remaining domestic spinning mills that create yarn for hand-knitters.

    Is Bouncy and squishy: The knitted fabric you make with Harvest Sport has body and squish. Its tight twist and 3-ply structure helps it resist pilling for a tiny bit longer than other very soft wools, and cables and texture simply pop in this yarn.

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

    Next to skin soft at 21 microns

    Layered and complex color, hand-dyed in my outdoor San Francisco dye studio


    Try Harvest Sport with this free-with-purchase hat pattern

    Your purchase includes a download of my shop-exclusive edition of Hunter Hammersen's Penchant hat pattern, generously licensed to me by Hunter. It has:

    • Line-by-line written instructions
    • Charts, for the chart-readers among us; and
    • 3 sizes to fit all hair textures and head sizes

    (You don't need to do anything to get the pattern. You'll get an email link automatically after checking out!)

    Sweater & accessory patterns for Harvest Sport

    3 perfect sweaters designed for Harvest Sport:

    3 perfect accessories designed for Harvest Sport:

    & my top 30 pattern recommendations for this yarn in a helpful Ravelry bundle.

    Yarn specifications

    100% non-superwash Merino-Rambouillet wool
    312 yards | 100 grams
    3-ply construction

    Harvest Sport is sportweight yarn that can be used for any pattern with a gauge between 22 and 25 sts to 4 inches (10 cm), which I usually achieve with a US size 4 or 5 needle (3.5 to 3.75 mm).

    Harvest Sport is my favorite yarn for lighter weight sweaters.

    American grown and spun

    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.