Duet Cotton / Linen Weaving Yarn ~ Santorini
$ 23.00 USD
Duet - GIST's first line of weaving yarn. Santorini is a bold, cobalt blue.
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’m only a beginner weaver w/ a rigid heddle loom, but I’ve fallen in love w/ Duet. I love its feel, ease of use & color selection. I’ve only woven towels, but want to try a simple top using it.
I have made the best towels with the Duet yarn. Color choice is great and the towels get softer with use and washing
I purchased this yarn in 3 colors, all beautiful! I used them to make the project Sarah had shared, the scarf with the skip dents. They all came out beautiful! I was able to make a few with each cone. Thank you!
I LOVE this yarn! It has the best characteristics of each of the fibers, the glossy sheen of the linen interspersed with the fluffy puff of the cotton. As a natural dyer and a tapestry weaver this yarn makes me incredibly happy. The only thing that could improve it is if it was organic, but I'm hoping that day will come!
I'd been intimidated by using a linen blend yarn on my rigid heddle loom. While definitely more challenging than straight cotton, the Duet worked into lovely kitchen towels. The heathered color is beautiful and the towels get softer and softer with use. Laid flat to dry while still damp, they don't require ironing. The colors are beautiful on the cone, and soften just a little after repeated washings.