House Blend no. 2 is a yarn that feels like coming home, full-hearted, soft as a puppy, and gently dyed by hand. It's my perfect yarn for shawls, cowls, and lightweight sweaters.
It's a plump fingering weight with a blend of 70% extrafine Merino wool and a luxurious 20% cashmere (plus 10% nylon) for drape and next-to-skin softness.
Little Skein House Blend no. 2
70% superwash extrafine Merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
400 yards | 115 grams
Colorway: Hundred Acre Wood gradient
5 half skeins: This set contains five colorways, each in a half-skein size of 50 to 60g or approx. 200 yards.
Originally created for Helen Stewart’s Hundred Acre Wood shawl, this set will be beautiful for most 2 or 3 skein autumnal shawls.
More yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above).
House Blend no. 2 leans toward heavy fingering weight. It creates a soft, plush yet still drapey fabric, and has a lovely firm twist.
• Blend no. 2 is composed of 70% superwash fine Merino wool, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon.
• Use for next-to-skin accessories like shawls, cowls, fingering weight hats and mitts.
• Not ideal for socks because of the fine wool and cashmere content (the regular wear and tear of socks will cause pilling, so they won't last as long).
• For shawls, aim for a gauge of 18 to 24 stitches per 4 inches, which is usually achieved with a needle size of US 5 to 6 (3.75 to 4.0 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.
Care for your Little Skein yarn as you would a fine garment.
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.