The Wand Chooses the Wizard | House Blend no. 2

  • When your letter to Hogwarts arrives...

    My Harry Potter-inspired yarns and project bags are up-priced by $1. This extra dollar from you is matched by $1 from me, and together, they are donated to The Trevor Project, an organization that provides a critical mental health safety net to LGBTQ+ youth.

    This up-pricing and donation is in response to the author's anti-trans politics and is done with recognition of and appreciation for the many trans and queer individuals who have found solace in the world of Harry Potter. I am currently opting to continue making this particular collection to raise awareness of the critical importance of caring for and supporting trans youth and adults. (updated March 21, 2020)

    Little Skein House Blend no. 2
    70% superwash fine Merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
    400 yards | 115 grams
    3-ply construction

    Colorway: The Wand Chooses the Wizard

    Inspiration: The Harry Potter series

    Color notes: The gentlest wood-brown taupe, neither warm nor cool and somehow both at once.

    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.

    Learn more about how water affects color in this article in the June 2018 issue of Spin Off magazine.

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