"Harriet" Bluefaced Leicester/nylon
Named for another favorite book character, Harriet (of Harriet the Spy) is PIppi's gentler sibling. 75/25 superwash Merino and nylon, with a slightly softer twist, Harriet knits up in a less-crunchy fabric without sacrificing durability. I'm amazed at how it takes color, too.
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.
Approximately 465 yds/100 g
US size 1/2.25 mm
Gentle handwash in cool water and wool wash, then drying flat to preserve the beauty of the natural dye material. Please refer to the "Yarn Care & Knotty Problems" page for additional care information.
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