Double Dutch DK
Our pride and joy! We are so happy to have a 100% Dutch yarn in our collection, sustainably sourced from local Dutch farms and naturally hand-dyed in the Netherlands. The Texelaar is a breed that is valued as one of the only few Dutch heritage sheepbreeds. We have dyed it in a palette that reflects the Dutch seascape, the landscape and its people: unpretentious, yet explorative and artistic.
This yarn is excellent for textural knit-and-purl patterns and cabling and shows a very clear stitch definition. It will give your creating hands a lovely rustic and textural feel to work with whilst it is not itchy and free from kemp-hairs.
As one of our most rustic yarns, it is very durable and hard-wearing, especially suitable for jumpers, cardigans outerwear and textural knits. But when knit at a loose gauge it can also be used for interesting textural and lacy shawls. Let it's texture inspire you to play and create!
Texeler wool, especially when dyed with Indigo, is traditionally used to knit the Dutch Guernsey’s or Gansey’s (fishermen’s jumpers) that are being rediscoverd by the knitting-world and fashion industry. Nowadays this wool is mostly used to create blankets, but at The Dutch Yarn Barn we aim to get this authentic and characterful yarn back on the needles and hooks of the environmentally conscious crafter.
100% Texelaar, midfine 27μ -32μ, kemp-free
100 g ~ 200 m / 3,5 oz ~ 220 yards
Needles & gauge
3-4 mm / US 2- 5
10x10cm /4”x4” = 23st. 38r.
500g ~ 1 jumper size S/M
Handwash with ecowool detergent. Lay flat to dry. Max 30ºC/ 86ºF.
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