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.
As a former Bath, Maine, resident who discovered both knitting and weaving after I moved away, a visit to Halcyon (virtually or in person) is always wonderful. I find everyone who works there to be very helpful and well-versed in all aspects of the fiber arts. The selection, online and in the store, is impressive and thoughtfully assembled. I have found everything I needed as well as some tools and gadgets that have made my weaving much better and more consistent. I always recommend Halcyon to my fellow fiber fans and will be a customer for years to come!
” A. S., Moseley, VA