If you follow us on Facebook, you may have noticed that we just got in a new product that we are beyond ecstatic about: Harrisville Designs brand new WATERshed. WATERshed is a 100% wool, worsted weight yarn that comes in 16 of the most incredible heathered colours you can imagine. Yardage is 110 yards/50 grams.
Above, left to right: Penstock, Stonewall, Granite, Birchbark
From their website: “The inspiration for this yarn came from canoeing through the watershed in Harrisville, New Hampshire. The water bubbles up from natural springs, flowing from the top at Spoonwood Pond down to the bottom at Lake Skatutakee. The names for each color were derived from various things I observed along the rivers, lakes, and stream as I paddled along. The color blends were designed to replicate the essence of the objects for which they are named. Water is the reason our village was established here. Every day the river brings more water, power, and life through our mill. Our watershed is an endless source of life and natural beauty. I hope you enjoy the yarn as much as we enjoyed spinning it.”
Above, left to right: Gatehouse, Elm, Barn Door, Monarch, Eastview
This yarn has an incredible degree of loft and the colours are beautiful and warm (and, as I love to see in a well-designed collection, all of the colours look great together. Seriously, it’s impossible to put together a single bad combination).
Most excitingly, we are currently the only yarn store in Canada that is carrying WATERshed, as this is a limited-scale production.
Above, left to right: Nelson, Cheshire, Bancroft, Silver Lake
Above, left to right: Canal, Mallard, Spoonwood
Most of us at the store are already swatching. I’ve chosen Cheshire (911) and Eastview (931) to play around with some new colourwork ideas, and it is a dream to work with.
We also have the full collection of WATERshed designs from Harrisville: Ambit, Antrim, Brando, Henniker, Hillsboro, Stoddard, and Surry. Patterns are available in store, and the yarn is available instore and online.