Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1
Blend no.1

Blend no.1

An undyed blend of Merino (50%), Polwarth (40%) & Zwartbles (10%).

Worsted spun with 3 plies, Blend no.1 has a smooth, rounded structure that creates squishy, 3-dimensional cables and textured stitches. The subtle tonal variation and halo make minimalist garments equally beautiful.

100g and 315 metres per skein.

3.53oz and 344 yards per skein.

6½ = 1" on US 3, 3.25mm needles.

5½ = 1" on US 5, 3.75mm needles.

100% wool
(50% merino, 40% polwarth, 10% zwartbles)

Spun by John Arbon Textiles

More information...

  • The Blend

    White Merino and Polwarth are organically farmed in the Falkland Islands where mulesing is not an issue. Zwartbles is a Dutch breed with unusually dark fibre, long legs and a distinctive white blaze, ours is grown close to the John Arbon mill in Exmoor.

    Blend no.1 blooms when wet into a cohesive fabric with a slight halo. The white and dark fibres blend into a subtly uneven grey with an appearance that's closer to a marled sweatshirt fabric than a traditional heathered yarn.

  • Care

    Soak your finished project in lukewarm water with a gentle, no rinse wool wash. Leave for several minutes until the yarn is fully saturated. Scoop the project out and roll in towels to gently squeeze out extra moisture. Dry flat, shaping while wet.
  • Number of skeins:

    For the Polwarth pullover:

    4[4, 4, 5] (5, 5, 6, 6) [6, 7, 7, 7] skeins for sizes 35(37½, 40, 42½) [45, 47½, 49¾, 52¼] (54¾, 57¼, 59¾, 62¼)” finished chest circumference with 5-6" of positive ease. For full gauge information and schematic download the information pdf.

    For Willowbank:
    3 skeins

    For the Inglis mitts:
    1 skein

    For Newhaven:
    1 skein