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£18.50

Point Five Dali Shade – Whirley Fig

£18.50

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

We dye our yarns in small batches in our dye workshop in Wiltshire, UK. Colours may vary from skein to skein, even within the same dye-lot. This is part of the charm of a hand painted yarn. If you buy more than one then we will do our best to match them as closely as possible. We take great care in photographing our yarns, but some colours may vary slightly.

Additional information

Weight0.11 kg
Thickness

Super Chunky

Needle size

12mm

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Margaret R.
Margaret R.
Reviewer
5/5

Why would I order my yarn from Britain when I’m in Canada. The main reason, of course is top quality wools. The other many reasons can be seen on one of the best websites I go to regularly - breathtaking colour, succinct info and, lately, marvellously written, funny and quirky emails and blogs from the company’s new HQ in Wiltshire. Got a missive today from ‘Sam’ about entanglement and using expressions like ‘Bazinga,’ ‘Whammo’ and ‘like a plate of spaghetti arrabiata’. Makes one want to run to the chesterfield and turn out a bunny hug or a toque. Nothing dull about these yarn spinners. Brightens up a Canuck winter with “Vibrancy, Love, Passion, Yarn, Wool and Fibre.” Thanks, Colinette.

2 weeks ago
Audrey
Audrey
Reviewer
5/5

Just love point five. The colours are gorgeous and on large needles it grows so quickly. Pity it is so expensive or I would be knitting with it all the time. It’s definitely my favourite

2 weeks ago
Marjory
Marjory
Reviewer
5/5

Fabulous yarns and fabulous service. Love the beautiful
colours and only wish my favourite (Skye) could be reinstated. I'm living in hope ...

3 weeks ago
Ellen K.
Ellen K.
Reviewer
5/5

Several years ago I found a Colette knitting booklet at a thrift store. At the time I couldn't find your yarn and was told the company had closed. I was so thrilled to find you again. I love the chunky colors!

3 weeks ago
Janet
Janet
Reviewer
5/5

Sam lovely to deal with. Red Panda beautiful, knitting with it a pleasure.

1 month ago
Karen C.
Karen C.
Reviewer
5/5

Excellent as always and very helpful in dyeing some black on request.

3 months ago
Jeanie P.
Jeanie P.
Reviewer
5/5

Sam was able to locate a skein of Jitterbug yarn that I needed to complete a project. I was thrilled to receive it before the holidays and was able to finish the shawlette in time for gift-giving. A big thank you to Sam for the great service and getting the yarn to me in the U.S. so quickly.

2 months ago
Sandra
Sandra
Reviewer
5/5

Gorgeous yarn, arrived beautifully packed.

2 months ago
Janina
Janina
Reviewer
5/5

Beautiful wool, beautifully packaged and easy to use website ….

4 months ago
Ruth Parker
Ruth Parker
Reviewer
5/5

Love point five. I use it on my embellishing machine. I made a cushion cover and the colours are gorgeous.

4 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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