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Approx. 110 yards per 100 gram skein Bulky Weight. Soft-spun, minimally processed, cushy super-heathered woolen yarn!
100% Pure Virgin Wool
Bulky but surprisingly light and airy
US 10.5 - 12 stitches = 4"
US 11.0 - 11 stitches = 4"
US 13.0 - 11 stitches = 4"
TURBINE was created by combining two ends of flyWHEEL on the spinning frames. This technique is known as ‘mock-twisting’. By doing this, the yarn comes off of the frames more puffy and soft, but also more delicate than tightly spun singles. Because the base construction was designed to be soft, we needed to give the yarn some structure and strength. To add strength and durability we aggressively combined three plies together on the twister to create a ropy and more durable yarn. This balance is challenging to achieve. If you add too much twist, the yarn becomes kinky and heavy. We wanted to engineer this bulky to be light and relaxed without compromising strength. In addition, we developed TURBINE to create exceptional textures and stitch definition in the knitting. If you look at the yarn closely, you’ll see the effect that the three ends plied gives the yarn. It reminded us of water spiraling through a pipe, thus inspiring the name. We were very excited with the results and hope you will enjoy this yarn and turn it into a favorite accessory or thoughtful (but quick) gift.
A portion of the proceeds for every skein of TURBINE sold will go towards Historic Harrisville’s hydro-power project.