Barnacle Quince & Company Tern
75% American wool, 25% silk
Spun & dyed in the USA
221yd — 50g
7-9 sts/inch on size US 1-3 needles
Soft and skinny is our wispy Tern, a blend of wool and tussah silk. The yarn’s muted palette–think vintage painted photographs–results from the way in which the different fibers absorb dye. The wool portion colors thoroughly, but the silk is barely tinted. It’s good for socks, scarves, mitts, hats and any sweater that loves a little drape.
Use Tern in socks; its silk component has great tensile strength and the wool therein contributes elasticity and warmth. Use the yarn in open, swingy cardigan–you won’t believe the drape. Use it for mitts and hats and anything you want next to the skin. Tern is great year round; it’s warm and pretty in winter, but light and flowing worked into a summer cardi.