These skeins are 100g and 250m. As these skeins are hand dyed, we recommend alternating skeins if making a larger project, to ensure an even colour.
These limited edition specials are a part of the John Arbon Textiles Mill Open Weekend celebrations
This yarn is two fold DK, with a distinctive rustic halo (the handle is a little reminiscent of a Shetland yarn). The resulting fabric has wonderfully warm woolly halo and a full-bodied texture. Because of this halo and its two-ply nature, the resulting yarn can be worked at both a tight and looser gauge, as the halo of fibres will simply expand to fill in any gaps around the stitches. With Appledore we have created a durable workhorse yarn which is pill resistant and ideally suited for everyday wear - be that in garments or accessories.
Although all worsted spun yarns have a lot of drape, this blend has slightly less than the majority of our yarns, giving it a cosy heirloom feel. For spinners (or new cable and knitters) this composition also has the added bonus of increased grip and texture from the more rustic breeds, making it one of our grippiest bases. It is a perfect Tops blend to try, if you’re still gaining in confidence and refining your craft.
Whether you’re after the Yarn or Tops, our Appledore is a lively blend with an unpretentious air. It’s the ideal fibre to wear whilst rambling out and about scrumping apples. With twenty unusual heathered shades to choose from, you’re sure to find a colour combination which makes your heart glad.