Melon: Harrisville Shetland Cone
Dyed and spun in Harrisville, New Hampshire, this yarn was engineered to wear well with every wash. Shetland refers to the size of the yarn and not the fiber content. The wool is a blend of an Australian fine wool and a hearty New Zealand wool that gives the yarn it’s luster.
This yarn is spun more tightly on the spinning frames (higher turns per inch) so it is highly durable and will wear well year after year. Great for weaving lighter weight scarves and fabrics. An excellent choice for tapestry weft. Makes for cozy, lightweight sweaters and hand-knit accessories.
For knitters and crocheters, we recommend making and wet blocking a gauge swatch, especially because the coned yarns are unwashed and the yarn will bloom a bit after washing.
2-ply, fingering weight
100% Virgin Wool.
Approximately 900 yds. per 1/2 lb. cone (unwashed)
Recommended sett for weaving: 8-12 e.p.i.
Needle Size: 2-4 US; 6.5 st. per inch (26 sts = 4 inches)