Duet Cotton / Linen Weaving Yarn ~ Storm
$ 23.00 USD
Duet - GIST's first line of weaving yarn. Storm is a rich, complex gray. *Out of Stock - ships late March *
2 slubby plies of US grown cotton + 1 ply of European tow linen. A beautiful, textured yarn designed especially for weavers. Strong enough for warp, soft enough to wear next to skin, and hardy enough for kitchen towels. Truly a versatile yarn that we hope will become a beloved staple on your loom for many kinds of projects. Comes on ¼ lb. (4 oz) cones with 600 yards per cone.
55% linen / 45% cotton. 2,390 ypp. Suitable for warp and weft, on rigid heddle, table, and floor looms. Recommended sett of 12-16 epi. Machine wash on cool. Air dry or machine dry (air drying preserves the life of linen longer). Linen gets a softer and lovelier hand with each washing.
Spun and dyed in North Carolina.
I bought 3 colors of the Duet yarn snd I love them! Lovely colors and a great texture for my planned dishtowels. Thank you Gist Yarn & Fiber for great service and high quality products.
I used this yarn to make the Skip Dent scarf and I loved how the scarf turned out. I was able to use the yarn as both warp and weft in a rigid heddle loom. I did advance my warp more frequently because of the yarn’s slubby texture to avoid shredding the warp threads. But otherwise, the yarn was easy to use and the color is a lovely, deep pink.
This fiber is so gorgeous! I want to weave everything with it. :)
I am not a complete fan of this yarn. Unless you use a looser warp and spritz the yarn as you weave, it tends to shred and break. Unfortunately Gist doesn't warn you about this when you buy it.
I used Duet for the Rigid Heddle Playbox. I loved it, and have purchased more to make a scarf.