The distinctive characteristics of wool and cotton collide in this versatile medium-weight yarn. Zephyr DK balances the warmth and elasticity of Fine Texas Wool with the cool, durability of High Quality Californian Cotton.
Zephyr DK is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air, reminiscent of an ocean breeze. Its three plies are lightly twisted to preserve its buoyant quality, while maintaining a sprightly bounce. It was specifically designed for making garments that are comfortable to wear in temperate climates.
This woolen-spun yarn has an adaptable gauge, which can compress to a tight sport weight or grow into a light, drapey fabric when worked on large needles. Zephyr DK has a soft but dry hand and a slightly rustic nature; woolen spinning can result in small variations of thickness, and you’ll find the occasional speck of vegetable matter, which shows this yarn is never treated with harsh chemicals.
Comprised of a modern palette with 16 colors, Zephyr Dk has a lightly heathered appearance due to the wool and cotton taking the dye at different levels. This creates a muted, variagated colorway that will bring depth and visual interest to your finished garments.
Garments knit from Zephyr DK realize their full potential after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce an even, light, soft fabric.
Zephyr DK is designed to be a workhorse yarn with incredible stitch definition, perfect for textural patterns or plain old stockinette. We think it’s ideal for sweaters of every variety and warm weather accessories.
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