Note: Dapple colors vary within each dye lot and 10 skein bag. They go from light to dark with a marled affect in between. They are meant to be used in such a way, swapping skeins as you go, so that your project will have a subtle gradation of color. Please let us know in your order notes how you would like your skeins and we will try our best to accomodate!
We fell in love with the idea of woolen-spun cotton, a less-common blending and carding process that preserves the loft and softness of cotton, while maintaining a downy, natural look to knitted fabrics. We sourced organic Texas cotton from Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative to combine with the finest US Merino we could find — with a goal of creating a yarn that “knits like wool and wears like cotton”. Our sweet spot was a 60/40 blend that balances cotton’s breathability and softness with Merino’s memory and bounce. Dapple creates sweatshirt-soft fabrics that are perfect for next-to-skin wear while preserving the natural look of heathered wool.
Dapple’s unique blend of wool and cotton transcends traditional solid colors. Dyed in the skein with traditional wool dyes, Merino absorbs the majority of the color, leaving desaturated dots of organic cotton throughout. This nuanced result evokes the dimensionality of a good tweed and engages the knitter with rich tonality. Experiment with the greater variability of dark tones or paint your project with a lighter, less variegated colorway.
Fibers: 60% Merino Wool / 40% Organic Cotton
Weight: DK 2-ply woolen spun
Yardage: 165 yards (150 meters)
Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Needle size: US 5 -7 (3.75 - 4.5mm)
Gauge: 5.25 - 6.0 sts = 4 inches
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold