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Dutchess OOAK dye lot | Targhee Sweater

Receive 20% off Targhee Sweater during Rhinebeck weekend. I wish you could squish it in person, and this is my next-best way of showing you my perfect worsted-weight sweater yarn. Use code RHINEBECK.

I adore Targhee wool: it's next-to-skin soft, color loving, and incredibly soft and cushy.  It's hard-wearing and prone to less pilling than merino. In short: my perfect sweater yarn.

This particular colorway was one of my in-development tests for Dutchess, but it ended up wonderfully variegated with my regular Dutchess colorway threaded with mustard yellow. It's hard to reproduce (and involves a full dry between layers), so I'm offering these only as OOAK skeins.

Targhee Sweater

100% non-superwash American Targhee wool
220 yards per 100g
3 ply construction

Happiest at 18 to 20 sts per inch, which is usually achieved on a US size 7 or 8 needle (4.5mm or 5mm)

(Full disclosure: I took one to knit the Hatdana I'll be wearing at Rhinebeck!)

Watercolor speckles, dyed by hand in San Francisco

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.