Harvest Hues Minis Worsted / Light Aran
Harvest Hues is one of our most favourite yarns. We love its dramatic subtle colour palette and wonderful heirloom feel, what better way to celebrate the arrival of autumn than by adding mini skeins to this range? This is a Mill Member preview an will launch proper on the 19th November. We hope you’ll enjoy all the colour posibilities that these mini skeins create!
Our 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.
These Worsted / Light Aran minis are 50m per 25g
|Meterage||50 meters per 25 grams|
|Composition||65% organically farmed Falklands Merino / 35% Devon Zwartbles|
|Gauge||16 - 20 sts = 10 cm / 4 inches|
|Needle||4.5 - 6 mm needles or hook|
Hand wash at low temperature with mild detergent
Please be aware that our mini skeins do not have batch numbers. Rest assured, however, that we do do our very best to ensure that each and every batch of yarn is as identical as possible.
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 three 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.