- 140 yards (128 meters) | 50 grams | Worsted weight
- 3-ply woolen-spun construction
- 24 micron Columbia wool from Wyoming
- Wool scoured at Bollman Industries in Texas
- Stock dyed at G.J. Littlewood & Son in Pennsylvania
- Spun at Crescent Woolen Mills Co. in Wisconsin
- Skein dyed at Caledonian Dye Works in Pennsylvania
- Finished at Clemson Winding in Pennsylvania
As a result of its lofty woolen-spun construction, Tones knits wonderfully at a variety of gauges and can be used interchangeably with Shelter.
- 4¼ - 5 stitches to 1"
- Suggested Needle: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - 9)
- Suggested Hook: 5.5 - 6.5 mm (US I-9 - K-10½)
Tones is a versatile worsted weight, woolen-spun from fleece-dyed American Columbia wool into light and dark shades of round and bouncy 3-ply yarn that has been overdyed to create a harmonious palette of coordinated “tone pairs”.
Choose your favorite color’s light, bright Overtone, or the deeper, more subdued Undertone. Craft vibrant combinations using Overtones and Undertones of different hues, or choose a more subtle approach by pairing an Overtone and Undertone from the same colorway. Create colorwork, stripes, crisp cables and bold texture in sweaters, accessories, and blankets with this soft and sturdy yarn.
Columbia sheep raised in Wyoming provide the wool for Tones. One of the first sheep breeds developed in the United States, this large, friendly mediumwool breed began in 1912 in Laramie, Wyoming, as a cross between longwool Lincoln rams and finewool Rambouillet ewes. They produce thick white fleeces with robust substance, wonderful for warm and durable sweaters, accessories, and blankets.
Dyeing begins with natural white wool, then dye a portion black, blending and spinning it into light and dark heathered base yarns. These are overdyed in brilliant hues using traditional skein dyeing methods, creating harmonious Tone Pairs to mix and match in colorwork, stripes, and solids.
Tones is a handcrafted product. For best results, it is recommended to alternate skeins when joining in a new skein for even color distribution.
- Fill a sink or basin with cold water.
- 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 15 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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