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Block Island Blend
Halcyon Yarn
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
175 yards (160 meters)
56 grams (1.98 ounces)
28.0 sts = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
35% Cotton
30% Manufactured Fibers - Rayon/Viscose
17% Cellulose - Hemp
17% Cellulose - Linen

Spun and dyed in Maine exclusively for Halcyon Yarn, this stylish 3-ply yarn is a fun and unique fiber combination. One ply of a gentle slub cotton lends a rustic homespun look, a ply of rayon adds sheen, while a third ply of a linen/hemp blend provides extra body and strength.

Each fiber takes the dye color just a little differently so the yarn has rich tonal and textural dimension. Block Island Blend yarn is both rustic and elegant making it terrific for a broad range of projects from sweaters to woven yardage.

The care given the spinning of this yarn in Springvale, Maine, by Jagger Brothers, is a testament to New England’s best textile traditions. The same is true of the dyeing, which takes place at the Saco River Dyehouse, in Saco, Maine.

Block Island Blend makes beautiful, light weight, warm weather clothes. Knit a dressy accessory or a comfy weekend pullover. Single stranded, Block Island Blend knits as a sport weight yarn; when doubled it is a worsted weight. A great yarn for machine knitters, try a tension of 7-8 on standard machines.

For weaving, Block Island Blend is well suited as both warp and weft. Be creative and consider combining it with many of our other wonderful cottons and linens to play with color and texture. It is an excellent choice for drapery, table linens, and yardage for clothing or upholstery.