Great yarn for lightweight blankets and Shetland style sweaters. Harrisville Shetland is available in a wide color range makes it an easy choice for pattern weft for overshot coverlets.
Well coordinated color choices including subtle heathers are ideal for finer weight Turkish and Fair Isle knitting designs.
Weavers: For overshot use a warp of Homestead Cotton or our 10/2 Pearl Cotton at a sett of 15 epi. For all wool fabrics and blankets warp at a sett of 10 to 12 epi for a fabric with more drape after fulling.
I received Halcyon's "Yarn Store in a Box" yesterday. As a long time spinner and knitter, but a new weaver, I am just learning to choose yarns for projects on my new floor loom. There is no substitute for being able to hold the yarns in my hands and to combine colors and textures. I could not imagine planning weaving projects without yarn samples and all of the information provided about each yarn. Plus, the box of yarn samples is a lot of fun to play with.
” Margie Wetherald, Seattle, WA