Product description

The bigger sibling to fingering weight Tones Light yarn, Tones is a versatile worsted weight, woolen-spun from fleece-dyed American Columbia wool into light and dark shades of round and bouncy 3-ply yarn that we overdye to create a harmonious palette of coordinated “tone pairs”.

Choose your favorite color’s light, bright Overtone, or the deeper, more subdued Undertone. Craft vibrant combinations using Overtones and Undertones of different hues, or choose a more subtle approach by pairing an Overtone and Undertone from the same colorway. Create colorwork, stripes, crisp cables and bold texture in sweaters, accessories, and blankets with this soft and sturdy yarn.

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Tones

3-ply Woolen-Spun Worsted Weight

  • Columbia Wool
  • Wyoming
Color
$16.75 / 140 yards ($0.12/yd) Regular price
  • Product description

    The bigger sibling to fingering weight Tones Light yarn, Tones is a versatile worsted weight, woolen-spun from fleece-dyed American Columbia wool into light and dark shades of round and bouncy 3-ply yarn that we overdye to create a harmonious palette of coordinated “tone pairs”.

    Choose your favorite color’s light, bright Overtone, or the deeper, more subdued Undertone. Craft vibrant combinations using Overtones and Undertones of different hues, or choose a more subtle approach by pairing an Overtone and Undertone from the same colorway. Create colorwork, stripes, crisp cables and bold texture in sweaters, accessories, and blankets with this soft and sturdy yarn.

    View the Tones Lookbook.

    Shop patterns in Tones.

    Read our color descriptions.

    Purchase a shade card.

    Share on social #TonesYarn

     

  • Specs

    • 140 yards (128 meters) | 50 grams | Worsted weight
    • 3-ply woolen-spun construction
    • 24 micron Columbia wool from Wyoming
    • Wool scoured at Bollman Industries, San Angelo, TX
    • Stock dyed at Tintoria Piana U.S., Cartersville, GA
    • 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

    Columbia sheep raised in Wyoming provide the wool for Tones. One of the first sheep breeds developed in the United States, this large, friendly mediumwool breed began in 1912 in Laramie, Wyoming, as a cross between longwool Lincoln rams and finewool Rambouillet ewes. They produce thick white fleeces with robust substance, wonderful for warm and durable sweaters, accessories, and blankets.

    Learn more about the woolen-spun process and get tips for working with woolen-spun yarns.

    Dye Process

    We begin with natural white wool, then dye a portion black, blending and spinning it into light and dark heathered base yarns. These are overdyed in brilliant hues using traditional skein dyeing methods, creating harmonious "tone pairs" to mix and match in colorwork, stripes, and solids.

  • Gauges

    As a result of its lofty woolen-spun construction, Tones knits wonderfully at a variety of gauges and can be used interchangeably with Imbue Worsted and Shelter:

    • 4¼ - 5 stitches to 1"
    • Suggested Needle: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - 9)
    • Suggested Hook: 5.5 - 6.5 mm (US I-9 - K-10½)
  • Care

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

    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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