Julie Asselin Hektos
We’re fussy about yarns that are worn next to the skin. Apparently, so is Norah Gaughan, who picked Julie Asselin’s suave, sophisticated Hektos as the yarn of choice for Elaine’s Capelet.
Please note: pattern not included. The Elaine’s Capelet pattern appears in Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 9: Revolution, available in both digital and print editions. Be sure to add a copy of MDK Field Guide No. 9 to your cart at checkout!
Specs & Details
15% Cashmere - Goat
4 - 5 mm
Hektos is a worsted-weight blend of merino, cashmere, and a touch of silk. It’s plied, with a nice twist. But the main event here, as with all of this Canadian hand-dyer’s yarns, is color. The Hektos palette makes neutrals deep and interesting, and more colorful colors easily wearable. There is a layered, almost glazed quality to Julie Asselin’s application of dye to fiber.
Hektos is a great choice for a sweater, and for any accessory that needs to be soft, elegant, and long wearing.
A Note on Yardage Requirements
The cardigan, pullover and capelet in Field Guide No. 9 are all knitted to the same gauge, and all three of the yarns used for those projects knit to that gauge, so it’s the knitter’s choice of yarn, depending on your preference for color and fabric.
Need help figuring out yardage requirements? Start at the Ravelry page for Field Guide No. 9, and click through to the individual patterns for all the details on sizes, finished garment measurements, and yarn requirements. (Of course, all this information is also in the Field Guide!)