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point five building dams

£18.50

point five building dams

£18.50

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Yarn fibre type Material: 100% wool
Weight in grams per skein Skein size: 100g
Number of metres per skein of yarn m/yrd per Skein: 50m/55yrd
Thickness of yarn and gauge of yarn Yarn gauge: Super Chunky
Knitting needle sizeNeedle Size: 12mm
Knitted tension square 10cm x 10cm Tension: NA
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Description

Freezing fingers, and squidgy squelching shoes, just a few of the things that come with dam building on the local stream. For this hand dyed yarn project, I take you back to those messy days; little did I think that they would imprint the way they did. As the canvas we have used the Colinette Point five super chunky yarn, which on its own reminds me of the woven, interlaced twigs that were the key components of a successful dam. Point Five is a fantastic 100% woollen yarn, and the yarn dyes very well and is extremely rewarding to work with. Whether knitting, weaving, or felting, this yarn can do it all. So, to Building Dams, it was always about interlocking all the elements, twigs, leaves etc and the creation of this colour follows the same mantra. I remember lichen covered branches, fallen leaves, gurgling water and the sky’s reflection, these hues were fresh on my mind as they fond their way onto the yarn. 

There are preciously few of these super chunky skeins so enjoy. 

 

What can I use this super chunky for?

How far does a skein of point five super chunky yarn go? Well, we suggest 2 skeins for a scarf and three for a shawl. If you are thinking of knitting a sweater then amounts vary from 8 -11 skeins on a 12mm knitting needle. If you buy 2 or more skeins, then you will receive a free downloadable snood pattern to get you started.  This snood is really easy to knit, so no need to sweat it. Also, the lovely thing about this hand dyed yarn is that the varied and vibrant colours do all the work for you. So, by keeping it simple you end up looking like you have made something quite stunning.

Additional information

Weight0.11 kg
Thickness

Super Chunky

Needle size

12mm

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Fiona
Fiona
Reviewer
5/5

Gorgeous yarn

3 weeks ago
Margaret M.
Margaret M.
Reviewer
5/5

Beautiful wool as usual. Great service. Thank you

2 weeks ago
Gayle W.
Gayle W.
Reviewer
5/5

Sam I was delighted to be able to purchase the classic undyed AbFab throw kit. I hope you will consider producing these again. Love these beautiful throws!

4 months ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
Reviewer
5/5

Bought a big armful of lovely colours of Hullabaloo in the sale. So far they are knitting up beautifully - one or two of the colours weren't quite as expected, but monitors can differ and most of the ones I chose are lovely. Knitting with them is satisfying. Just wish I could afford some of the pricier ones!

4 months ago
Vida BEWLEY
Vida BEWLEY
Reviewer
5/5

Because knitting is so enjoyable for me,I knit with wool that is special and I discovered Colinette many years ago and I now combine the yarns I have recently bought with Colinette yarns I have stored away here.I used to teach knitting to the junior school where my children went and I traveled to Wales and bought all sorts!Colinette is inspiring and I am so very pleased I have found you again.The packaging is excellent and the colours and texture beautiful and a pleasure to work.Thank you Sam and all at Colinette Kind regards
Vida Bewley PS I wear a coat I knitted from vogue international 31 years ago in yarn Chicago It still looks fab.

4 weeks ago
Pennie
Pennie
Reviewer
5/5

Fabulous wool in colours that will lift me up whenever I wear it

1 month ago
Carole Khayat
Carole Khayat
Reviewer
5/5
6 months ago
Michele N.
Michele N.
Reviewer
3/5

Your yarn is absolutely gorgeous. However, the wool I ordered was not the colour I received. I emailed your customer service and was told to send it back. I did so and some days later the correct colour was sent to me. But, and this does matter, at no point did the person apologise to me or acknowledge the hassle and time spent for me having to return the wrong wool. When I received a new email with a tracking number from the delivery service, I had no idea what was happening, I just guessed it was the correct colour being sent. So I emailed the office to ask if this was the case: no reply.
I work with the public, and the easiest most effective thing one can do is be polite and keep people informed. I felt somewhat disappointed on both these scores.

2 days ago
Amelia
Amelia
Reviewer
5/5

Love Colinette yarns and soooo happy that you are back.

8 months ago
Chris
Chris
Reviewer
5/5

Great service and love the stunning yarn colors.

8 months ago

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Colinette Yarns Point Five raw materials

The Raw Fibre for a Perfect Yarn

It is often said that the key to great cooking starts with the ingredients, and I think the mediterranean diet is testament to this fact. Well, the same is true for creating great hand dyed yarn. Choosing exquisite fibres form the start will make for a genuinely knock out skein of yarn. We have been working with spinners for close to 40 years and in that time, we have learnt a thing or two about getting the magic exactly right. Soft, creamy, 100% wool are the key ingredients for success to our point five yarn. Every time I hold a freshly spun hank of this super chunky yarn I wonder at the feel, smell, and purity of the fibres. I know it is our passion to add colour but sometimes I am compelled to wait a little, a moment just before I start.

Colinette Yarns Point Five yarn colours

Dying the most beautiful Skeins of Yarn

I have sung the importance of the ingredients and rightly so, but without love and passion colour runs flat and dull. We have all watched the TV shows rolling through the mountains to find a little restaurant, one that has cooked up wonders through the years until the dishes become a ‘thing’. Well, it is true, and I like to think that over the years Point Five is our ‘thing’. We know it, play the transitions from raw materials to colour seeping into the strands, to finally allowing it to rest slowly, now on the path to becoming the soft patisserie like woollen twist that you hold in your hand. Love is in this cookery and so is pride, so when you hold these jewels think of it as a ‘thing’ of tradition if you like.

Colinette Yarns Point Five hand dyed yarn packaging

Colinette Yarns Packed with colour

Anticipation, wonder and joy, how can these things be gathered up and sent by land, sea, and air? Well, with care and pride we parcel up your goodies in neat boxes, sealing in all these feelings, knowing that you receive more than the yarn you have ordered.

Testimonials

My yarn parcel has just arrived . I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely presentation in it’s box and with the pink tissue . It feels so special . I love making my hats with the fabulous yarn.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Point Five Yarn?

Point Five is Colinette Yarns signature dish made of 100% pure wool and spun to a thick and thin (slub) style yarn. It is classed as a super chunky and can be knitted using a 12mm or more knitting needle.

Will Colinette Yarns Point Five felt?

Yes is the short answer, people over the years have used this teased out and overlaid on to other materials then felted. If however, you do not want to felt this yarn then some care is needed when washing it.

Can you use a washing machine to wash the Point Five yarn?

We do not advise machine washing for this yarn. As the fibre is very open, it will felt if overly agitated and or subject to big changes in temperature. A washing machine both heats up and agitates the items so the warning bells are ringing. So better to threat this hand dyded product with some good old fashioned hand washing in cold water using very little soap. Gently rinse and squeeze out some of the excess water. Lay the project flat on a towel to dry. Do not forget to turn once in a while and take away the towel once most of the moisture has been collected by it.

What size knitting needles and crochet needle do you recommend?

We suggest a 12mm upwards depending on the effect you are after. Colinette like the loose style and we have been know to go up to 20mm.

Will Point Five pill?

Pilling happens to most woolen yarns as a matter of course, over time the outer parts of the fibre rub and join to make little ball of fluff. But wait, with a bit of patience and maybe a combination of carefully pulling the balls off and things like sellotape even Velcro you can bring back a garment from looking tired to feeling fresh and new. Just go carefully when de-pilling and if you are pulling too much off then you are using the wrong technique.

Are these Yarns all hand dyed?

At Colinette we only hand dye our yarns, that is the way we have always done it. And the largest amount dyed in a single pot is a kilo. So we really are the artisan alchemist we say we are.

Is Colinette a real person?

As her son I can most definitely vouch for her. I do remember a conversation once at a TNNA show in the USA where the people at the table were discussing this very question. Finally a knitter joined the table and said that Colinette was real, and that she had taken one of her courses in the UK and even stayed overnight at her house. I was pleased I did not have to resolve this debate myself, and left the table with a small smile on my face.

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