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TURBINE from Harrisville Designs
TURBINE
Harrisville Designs
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
110 yards
(101 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
13.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 10½ - 13 or 6.5 - 9mm
100% Wool
Soft-Spun 2 End Mock Twist-3 Plied
  • Milled: United States

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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. To add strength and durability we aggressively combined three ends together on the twister to create a ropy and more durable yarn. This balance of strength and softness is challenging to achieve. If you add too much twist, the yarn becomes kinky and heavy. 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 result and hope you will enjoy this yarn and turn it into a favorite accessory or thoughtful (and quick) gift.

A portion of the proceeds for every skein of TURBINE sold will go towards Historic Harrisville’s hydro-power project. You can read more about the organization and the project, here: http://www.historicharrisville.org/