The perfect lightweight, non-superwash sweater yarn.
I am delighted to debut my new Harvest base. Harvest makes a perfect lightweight sweater, with bounce and a slight sheen and drape.
I firmly believe that color applied to yarn by hand, as I do, takes on a vibrancy and life that can’t be mass-produced. Each skein is full of kindness, beauty, and an authentic connection to a story you love.
100% non-superwash domestic Merino & Rambouillet wool blend
312 yards | 100 grams
Color notes:First Kiss is a pure, true pink: the color of anticipation and sweetness.
Harvest is my perfect yarn for lighter-weight sweaters and accessories and it has the added bonus of being gentle on the earth: it's non-superwash and grown domestically in the United States. It is a round 3-ply yarn with a tight twist. The twist helps it take color a bit more dramatically than other non-superwash yarns. It holds its shape and does not grow too much when blocking.
• Use for next-to-skin sweaters and accessories.
• Not ideal for socks because of the fine wool content (the regular wear and tear of socks will cause pilling, so they won't last as long).
• Looks best at a gauge of 20 to 22 per 4 inches, which is usually achieved with a needle size of US 4 to 6 (3.5 to 4 mm).
Beauty in difference. Each skein is dyed by hand in small batches of just 4 or 5 skeins. There will be variations in color intensity and placement. We 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.
Your finished shawl or other item should be hand-washed in cold water 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 bleeding in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this.
Learn more about how water affects color in this article in the June 2018 issue of Spin Off magazine.
I call my style of hand-dyeing watercolor speckles. Each skein has multiple layers of color that blend, shift and merge, with intentional wee tiny random dots of intense color. When dyeing, I focus on what the final fabric will look like. My goal is a fabric that may look semi-solid from a distance but, when viewed closely, shows a depth of subtle color differences.
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.