"Charlotte" Shetland

$18.00

Liverpool Yarns, who brings us this amazing fingering-weight Shetland, is run by Erika Flory and Colleen Puckett. They put real backbone behind "shopping local" and "shopping small" in how they source their fiber and have it processed into a wide range of yarn in an eye-pleasing range of natural colors. You can also find Erika's classic, sophisticated designs on Ravelry.

I have used my palette of natural dyes on the natural "Gossamer" base here (this natural color is available here, too), but if you visit www.liverpoolyarns.com, you'll find fingering, worsted, and chunky weights on several natural colors. And what better name for a fingering-weight base than "Charlotte," the well-spoken spider from E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"?

If you're a fan of Charlotte from last year, please note that the put-up has changed. Also, I'm happy to add two colors to the palette: Poppies! Poppies! Poppies! (a nice rustic orange), and Nest (undyed brown). I can't take credit for Nest-it's one of Liverpool's beautiful natural fibers. If you're interested in larger quantities of Gossamer or Nest (or other lovely natural colors), please contact www.liverpoolyarns.com directly.

Colors from left to right in main picture:
Wineglass, 12-Bar-Blues, Fiddlehead, Osage Can You See?, Poppies! Poppies! Poppies!, Gossamer, Nest.
(If you're looking for Sanguine, it's on the way! I ran out of lac and am waiting for the mail.)

Natural dye materials used may include (depending on the color) lac, madder, cochineal, logwood purple, weld, osage orange, quercitron, fustic, indigo, Saxon blue extract (indigo cooked with sulfuric acid), logwood grey, and chestnut. I mordant with alum and cream of tartar, and may also use chalk, ammonia, vinegar, or extremely small amounts of tin (only occasionally in red dyes).

Every effort is made to represent colors as accurately as possible. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

approx. 245 yds/1 oz (50 g)
23-28 sts/4"
US 1-5/2.75 mm-3.75 mm
100% non-superwash 2-ply worsted-spun Shetland

Gentle handwash in cool water; dry flat to preserve the beauty of the natural dye material. Please refer to the "Yarn Care & Knotty Problems" page for additional care information.

Availability

  • 12-Bar Blues - 4 in stock
  • Fiddlehead - 4 in stock
  • Osage Can You See - 3 in stock
  • Sanguine - 0 in stock Sold Out
  • Wineglass - 2 in stock
  • Poppies! Poppies! Poppies! - 2 in stock
  • Gossamer - 0 in stock Sold Out
  • Nest - 2 in stock
  • Enders hat kit - 0 in stock Sold Out
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