Homestead Worsted

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Primrose Yarn Co. (Pennsylvania), Homestead Worsted

  • 4.5-5 stitches/inch
  • 150 yards
  • Worsted
  • 100 percent superwash Merino

This hand-dyed three-ply from Pennsylvania, spun at a local mill from 100 percent US wool, behaves just like its BFF, Homestead Sport. It’s perfect for colorwork, alone or in combination with another worsted- or heavy-DK-weight yarn, its shifting marls doing all the hard work for you. Make sweaters, shawls, scarves, hats, mittens—anything that needs a pop of color and life.

Please note that when you order Homestead Worsted, you will receive a skein from a given colorway, but you will not receive the exact skein you see pictured here. While skeins in a particular Homestead colorway all resonate with each other, they are all hand-dyed, and each skein is unique. When ordering, please note in the comments field at checkout if you have any color preferences. If you are making a project that requires multiple skeins, we recommend buying them all at once so that we can select skeins that will work well together. We will, as always, do our best to accommodate.

For high-contrast colorwork, please consider steam blocking to avoid color transfer, especially if you are combining hand-dyed yarn with a light-colored yarn. If you are using a very color-saturated skein together with a light color, please consider soaking your darker skeins before using them in a water bath with a little white vinegar added as a mordant. To wash knitwear made with Homestead Worsted, please use cold water and a no-rinse wool wash (such as Eucalan or Soak).

Spun pattern suggestions for Homestead Worsted: