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 am so happy I finally ordered Yarn Store in a Box. It's wonderful! The difference between being able to see the yarn colors and textures live rather than on a computer screen can't be overstated. There are just so many yarns that I had overlooked because a photograph just doesn't do them justice. This is going to be an invaluable resource for me. And as always I appreciate Halcyon's detailed information about sett and yarn behavior in weaving.
” L. S., San Diego, CA