If you’re looking for special, this is it.
When Meg Anderson dyes yarn, it’s five skeins at a time. It varies from batch to batch, sometimes skein to skein, but in every skein we see her exquisite eye for color, and her unique way with plant dyes.
Hearth is 100% merino, in a puffy aran weight. It is the perfect yarn to pair with Amy Christoffers’s adorable baby-wrapper, the Cockleshell Cardigan, featured in Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 6: Transparency.
The Cockleshell Cardigan requires 2 skeins of Hearth for sizes 0-6 and 6-12 months, and 3 skeins for sizes 12-18 and 18-24 months.
Please note: pattern not included. The Cockleshell Cardigan pattern appears in Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 6: Transparency, available in both digital and print editions. Be sure to add a copy of Field Guide No. 6 to your basket at checkout!
Specs & Details
Chest: 22 (24, 26, 28)"
Length: 8.25 (10, 11.75, 13.5)"
Chest: 56 (61, 66, 71) cm
Length: 21 (25.5, 30, 34.5) cm
6 mm, 60 cm circular needle
Since 2012, Meg Anderson has been dyeing yarns in her studio in East Nashville. It’s very much a cottage enterprise, and when you talk with Meg, you quickly see her love for what she does.
And when you see her yarns, all created with dyes from plants and insect extracts, it’s pretty breathtaking to see. The colors are soft, and the color shifts in each skein make Meg’s yarns a special joy to knit.
Enjoy the surprise of what will come your way. We’re pretty good at matching skeins and finding the friends in a batch of hand-dyed yarn, so we hope you’ll understand that you’re getting something beautiful and rare.
The nature of natural dyes means that sometimes you’ll find a bit of color on your hands as you knit. This phenomenon, called crocking, has to do with the ability of natural dyes to adhere to the fibers. Meg talks about this in her blog post, “What Is Crocking? Why Does It Happen?”
Care: hand wash in cool water.