Brand: Hedgehog Fibres
Weight / ply: 8 ply / double knit / dk
Ball size: 100 grams
Metres (yards): 230 m (252 yards)
Fibre: 50% Falkland Merino Wool, 37.5% Recycled wool, 12.5% our Thread waste
Colour type: semi solid with flecks
Care: gentle machine wash; hand wash recommended
Place of manufacture: dyed in Ireland
Ravelry link: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/hedgehog-fibres-tweedy
Tweedy yarn is made from Tweed DK yarn and scrap yarn: the coloured bits are Hedgehog Fibres’ own hand-dyed waste, the ties taken off the hand dyed skeins. They are saved very diligently for reuse.
Tweedy is a total labour of love for the Hedgehog Fibres team. They have been collecting the ties for a while until they finally found a mill that could process these, which means re-carding them, blending and spinning into yarn again. There are two colours available, the original Tweedy which is a taupe-y neutral, and Tweedy Noir, which is unsurprisingly, black.
Hedgehog Fibres are always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly and to minimise waste. To really make this yarn a treat in sustainability, in addition to the thread waste they are using recycled wool, making 50% of the total content recycled. We love the result! It’s soft, yet wooly. Not superwash and it blooms beautifully after washing. Check out this free shawl pattern designed for Tweedy, and it also makes amazing sweaters and cardigans.
Colour Variation Information
Dyelots may vary and colours may vary from skein to skein, even within the same dyelot. If you buy more than one, we will do our best to match them up. Please ensure you buy enough to finish your project as future dyelots may vary. Please note, although we take great care in photographing our yarns, colours may vary slightly from monitor to monitor.
Gentle washing will keep your project beautiful for longer. For best results, hand-wash your finished project with a drop of detergent or wool wash. If combining light and dark colours, please swatch as the yarns may bleed. To minimise bleeding, hand-washing in cold water is the safest option.