Nightshades from Harrisville Designs has quickly become one of our favorite yarns at Ewe.
Nightshades comes in twelve delicate shades of black, created for every mood and marbled with a dusting of color. This 3-ply American Cormo and wool combine to form a light and airy DK weight yarn that is soft and distinct.
Woolen-spun yarns are also more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense sport weight or bloom to cohere as a gauzy fabric when worked on large needles. They have a faintly rustic nature; woolen spinning sometimes results in slightly thinner or thicker sections, and you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that proves the wool is never treated with harsh chemicals.
Colors are described as follows:
1257 marbled with brown
CINDER marbled with orange
DASHBOARD marbled with medium blue
FEVER DREAM marbled with red
INSOMNIA marbled with olive
LAST CALL marbled with light blue
STATIC marbled with white
STILETTO marbled with pink
STREET LIGHT marbled with yellow
TALK RADIO marbled with purple
VCR marbled with green
VINYL marbled with black
- approx. 250 yards | 100 grams | dk weight
- grown in Montana, American Cormo & Wool
- Spun in New Hampshire.
- 22 stitches to 4" | Suggested Needle: 3.75mm (US 5)
- 20 stitches to 4" | Suggested Needle: 4mm (US 6)
- 18 stitches to 4" | Suggested Needle: 4.5mm (US 7)
Fill a sink or basin with warm water and submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there. Soak work for 20-30 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.
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