Meet Haynes Creek Heather DK
Haynes Creek Heathers DK is the yarn you never knew you needed-but once you try it, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.
This versatile, lightweight wool is a relatively new addition to our shop. We’ve been carrying the Aran weight version, Haynes Creek Heathers, for some time now. It’s a wool that comes from a Canadian company and has a well-deserved reputation for being a workhorse of a yarn that’s incredibly affordable and good for multiple projects.
The DK version continues that tradition. But there’s a lot more we love about these sweet little skeins.
HCH DK comes from the Highlands of Peru. It’s 100% wool, soft and pliant to the touch. It sits nicely on the needles and has a sticky ruggedness to it.
That stickiness is what makes HCH DK a fantastic choice for colour work projects. Stitches grasp on to each other like old friends, with strands of fibre filling in any gaps between colours. It makes stranded colourwork knitting a breeze.
Skeins also come in a gorgeous array of colours. We’re carrying no fewer than 18 different shades at the store in a variety of earthy, heathered tones.
Not only is HCH DK easy on the eyes, it’s also easy on the wallet. Skeins are only $8 each.
If you’re doing a project that requires a few different shades (Fiddlehead mitts, anyone?), you can buy multiple colours at a cost that won’t break the bank.
The skeins are relatively small compared to some of the other DK skeins in our collection.
Each one is 50g and 130 meters, or about 142 yards. Smaller skeins means very little waste or leftover yarn once you’ve done your project.
It also means you won’t have to spend a lot of money if you only need just a bit of one colour-as often happens when we’re making colourful mittens and hats!
And finally, HCH DK fits in nicely with the goals and values we hold dear at Needles in the Hay. We work hard to offer our customers natural fibres that come from ethical, sustainable companies.
HCH DK comes from a mill that is widely recognized not only for producing high quality fibre, but also for treating its employees and their families well. The facility recently attained its Fair Trade Certification. We’re happy to see it on our shelves.
The sample I’ve done is Vagabond fingerless gloves
Fiddlehead mittens by Adrian Bizilia
Halibut Hat By Caitlin Hunter
Poetry Pullover by Sari Nordlund