Halcyon Geo Rug Wool Bulky Yarn∼
Yarn line #003
Halcyon Geo Rug Wool Bulky Yarn details:
• Fiber content: 100% Wool
• Gauge is K: 3 to 3.5 stitches/in on sz 10 to 10.5 • C: 2-1.38 stitches/in on sz K-10.5 to M-13
• Wraps/inch (wpi) 9-10
• Weaving tabby sett 5-7
• Weaving twill sett 6-9
• Yardage: 460 yards/lb
- • 115 yards/4 oz hank
Halcyon Geo Rug Wool Bulky Yarn description:
Halcyon Yarn's Signature Geo Rug Wool is a rug yarn spun from two slivers or rovings as they come out of the carding machine. This "double rove" construction creates a strong "singles" yarn without the need for excessive twist, just the right amount for weaving or knitting.
Geo rug wool is a lighter weight than our standard rug wool yarn, but still sturdy 100% wool. Our Geo and Deco rug yarns are dyed in the same colors, with the difference between the two being that Geo is dyed on a natural heather grey fiber for softer, muted colors.
The classic beauty and durability of Halcyon's Rug Wool in smaller sizes make both Geo and Deco (item #002) rug wools extremely versatile yarns for everything from woven rugs and tapestries to knitted bags, outerwear and punched or hooked pieces. The Deco/Geo color range is ideal for mixing and matching, blending and shading. Try double stranding two similar colors to create distinctive tonal effects and custom colors. Deco and Geo are essentially the same size yarn so you can play with both color and surface appearance by using both in the same project.
Geo rug yarn is a perfect yarn for rug hooking or punching. We recommend two skeins (8 oz) per square foot. Great for woven or knitted outerwear, Geo rug wool softens after washing and is excellent for felting because of the looser roving style twist. Geo Rug Wool is mothproofed for longevity.
Weavers: Recommended sett for balanced weave: Tabby: 6 ends per inch. Twill: 8 ends per inch. Recommended sett for weft faced: Use 4 - 6 epi (single or doubled) in 3 or 4-ply wool or linen warp.
Recommended weft allowances for weft faced:
Plain weave: 4-6 ounces per square foot. Twill & Boundweave: 5-8 ounces/square foot
Knitters & Crocheters: Deco knits nicely at 3 to 3.5 stitches per inch on a size 10 or 10.5 knitting needle. Crocheters will want to use a size K - M crochet hook.
Rug Hooking & Punching: We recommend approximately 2 skeins (8 oz) per square foot.
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