House Blend is the 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 is a plump fingering weight with a luxurious 20% cashmere content for drape and next-to-skin softness.
Little Skein House Blend no. 2
70% superwash fine Merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
400 yards | 115 grams
Colorway: Great Highway
Inspiration: The flat, long stretch of highway in San Francisco that runs parallel to Ocean Beach.
Color notes: The perfect, cool mid-tone grey.
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).
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.
Learn more about how water affects color in this article in the June 2018 issue of Spin Off magazine.
I love this yarn - this base has been coming in my subscription box for a year and I've just been admiring it. Only just started knitting with it in the Bibliophile pattern. It's pretty in the skein, this beautiful wound up . . . but when you start knitting with it - it's puppy butt soft. I knew I had to have a sweaters quantity - and this is my 2nd sweaters quantity in this lovely color. Thank you Anne! If it wasn't for the Bibliophile pattern who know how long it would have taken me to realize what a treasure this yarn is!
I love all the yarn from Little Skein. I am using this yarn in my Little Women Shawl and it blends perfectly with the primary color I previously purchased. Thank you, Anne, for another beautiful skein of yarn!
Beautiful yarn, arrived so quickly and just as described. Love it! I will be ordering more in the future! :)
I bought House Blend No. 2 in the Pickwick Papers Colourway, Part of the Little Women theme. The color variation in the yarn is so beautiful and the softness of the yarn is lovely in my hands as I knit. Also, the yarn smells AMAZING! I asked Anne and found out it is from the yarn wash she uses. Keep using it Anne! It made my already favorite hobby ten times more pleasurable!
Thank you for your prompt delivery. The yarn is just as beautiful as I hoped it would be.