Product description

DK weight Dapple balances the spring and bounce of fine American Merino wool with the airy softness of Texas organic cotton, with a lofty 2-ply woolen-spun construction for that “favorite sweatshirt” feel in baby sweaters, lightweight shawls, and garments. Dapple’s unique dye process creates heathered tonal colorways that shift throughout each skein and vary from skein to skein for one-of-a-kind projects every time.

Learn more about Dapple’s unique colorways: Tips For Tonals.

If you have specific color preferences, please leave a note in the "Special Instructions" box on the cart page before checking out. For more information please visit our FAQ.

3% of profits from Dapple help to support the National Black Farmers Association in perpetuity, to aid farmers who have historically been excluded from land ownership and to recognize the complex history of American cotton.

For more information, view the Dapple Lookbook

Shop patterns in Dapple.

Read our color descriptions.

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Dapple

2-ply Woolen-Spun DK Weight

  • Merino Wool & Organic Cotton
  • Colorado, Montana, Texas
Color
$15.25 / 165 yards ($0.09/yd) Regular price
  • Product description

    DK weight Dapple balances the spring and bounce of fine American Merino wool with the airy softness of Texas organic cotton, with a lofty 2-ply woolen-spun construction for that “favorite sweatshirt” feel in baby sweaters, lightweight shawls, and garments. Dapple’s unique dye process creates heathered tonal colorways that shift throughout each skein and vary from skein to skein for one-of-a-kind projects every time.

    Learn more about Dapple’s unique colorways: Tips For Tonals.

    If you have specific color preferences, please leave a note in the "Special Instructions" box on the cart page before checking out. For more information please visit our FAQ.

    3% of profits from Dapple help to support the National Black Farmers Association in perpetuity, to aid farmers who have historically been excluded from land ownership and to recognize the complex history of American cotton.

    For more information, view the Dapple Lookbook

    Shop patterns in Dapple.

    Read our color descriptions.

    Download a digital shade card.

    Share on social #DappleYarn

     

  • Specs

    • 165 yards (150 meters) | 50 grams | DK weight
    • 2-ply woolen-spun construction
    • 60% 20 micron Merino wool from Colorado & Montana
    • 40% organic cotton from Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative, Lubbock, TX
    • Wool scoured at Chargeurs Wool USA, Jamestown, SC
    • Cotton ginned at Woolam Gin, O’Donnell, TX
    • Spun at Crescent Woolen Mills Co., Two Rivers, WI
    • Skein dyed at Caledonian Dye Works, Philadelphia, PA
    • Finished at Clemson Winding, Philadelphia, PA
    100% developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed in the USA.


    Fiber Characteristics

    We source fluffy organic cotton from Texas and fine Merino wool from Utah & Nevada to create a yarn that knits like wool and wears like cotton. Our sweet spot – a 60/40 wool-cotton blend that balances Merino wool’s elasticity and bounce with cotton’s breathability and softness. Dapple’s woolen-spun construction creates sweatshirt-soft fabrics that are perfect for next-to-skin wear, with the heathered look of our favorite wool yarns.

    Learn more about our woolen-spun yarns.

    Dye Process

    Dapple’s blend of Merino wool and organic cotton is dyed in the skein with traditional wool dyes. Only the wool in the yarn absorbs color, leaving speckles of undyed organic cotton scattered throughout each skein to create gently heathered hues with an engaging tonal effect. Experiment with fades, ombres and nuanced colorwork in your knitting – Dapple’s darker colorways tend to display greater variability of tone, while lighter colorways are more softly shaded.

    Learn more about Dapple’s unique colorways: Tips For Tonals.

    If you have specific color preferences, please leave a note in the "Special Instructions" box on the cart page before checking out. For more information please visit our FAQ.


  • Gauges

    Dapple’s lofty woolen-spun construction is wonderful for a wide range of gauges and can be used interchangeably with Arbor and Re-Ply Rambouillet:

    • 5¼ – 6 stitches to 1"
    • Suggested Needle: 3.75 - 4.5 mm (US 5-7)
    • Suggested Hook: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - I-9)
  • Care

    Dapple is a handcrafted product. For best results, we recommend alternating skeins when joining in a new skein for even color distribution.

    Learn more about working with Dapple’s unique tonal colorways.

    Wet-Blocking

    1. Fill a sink or basin with cold water.
    2. Submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there.
    3. Soak work for 15 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated.
    4. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure.
    5. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.

    For more detailed instructions, visit our Blocking 101 tutorial.

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