Harvest Hues 4ply
Harvest Hues yarn is a blend of local Devon farmed Zwartbles with organically farmed Falklands Merino. The Zwartbles sheep is naturally dark brown and when blended with our pre-dyed Merino colours transforms into deep, mottled shades reminiscent of Exmoor where we live. Like all our yarns, Harvest Hues is worsted spun at our Mill – this preparation method combs the fibres in one direction, accentuating a blend’s softness, shine and strength. The elegant Merino and bouncy Zwartbles complement each other perfectly, giving the yarn and tops a delicate woolly halo and full-bodied texture.
We also offer a Worsted / Light Aran version which you can find here.
|Meterage||400 meters per 100 grams|
|Composition||65% organically farmed Falklands Merino / 35% Devon Zwartbles|
|Gauge||28 sts x 42 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches|
|Needle||3.25 mm needles or hook|
Hand wash at low temperature with mild detergent
Our Mill is situated just outside Exmoor, in the heart of Devon. Autumn here is awash with gently fading splendour: all the punchy, bright shades of summer soften and become more muted. This changing of the seasons is the inspiration for our Harvest Hues yarn range. Inspired by these subtle tones in our surrounding landscape, we set out to achieve a similar effect by blending the super saturated tones of our dyed organically farmed Merino with the naturally dark fibre of the Devon Zwartbles. When blended together, the two breeds create a sublime depth of colour; transforming the resulting yarn and tops into complex, mottled shades reminiscent of our local autumnal landscape.
Harvest Hues halo and two ply nature means it can be worked at both a tight and looser gauge, as the halo of fibres will simply expand to fill in any gaps around the stitches. Whether you’re after the yarn or tops, our Harvest Hues is a delightful blend with an unpretentious air. It’s the ideal blend to wear when rambling about the countryside on a crisp autumnal day. With thirteen sumptuous shades inspired by autumn’s striking palette, you’re sure to find a combination which makes your heart glad.