"Charlotte" Shetland

$20.00

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 interested in larger quantities of Gossamer, Nest, Faun, or Pebble, please contact www.liverpoolyarns.com directly.

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Quantities and photos may not reflect what's actually available at the moment; please contact me for specifics.

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.

approx. 245 yds/1 oz (50 g)
23-28 sts/4"
US 1-5/2.75 mm-3.75 mm
100% 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

  • Cinnamon Heart - 2 in stock
  • Bleeding Heart - 7 in stock
  • Poppies! Poppies! Poppies! - 10 in stock
  • Midas Touch - 14 in stock
  • Fiddlehead - 8 in stock
  • Sea & Sky - 5 in stock
  • Wineglass - 16 in stock
  • Penny Auntie - 3 in stock
  • Gossamer - 0 in stock Sold Out
  • Faun - 2 in stock
  • Nest - 9 in stock
  • Pebble - 8 in stock
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