A good DK yarn needs purpose and structure, and Beacons by Garthenor Organic has that in abundance. This reimagined blend is softer than ever, so perfect for next to the skin projects.
This round 3-fold, worsted spun yarn shows clear stitch definition and loves texture and cabled stitches. The large palette includes bold and punchy solids, subtle heathers and magical marls.
Garthenor sources their Polwarth wool comes from Dunbar Island, part of the Falkland Islands, famed for the snow white superfine fleece. These sheep produce a long, smooth fibre that has excellent stitch definition and soaks up dye like a sponge. Adding some depth and texture to the Polwarth is some long and lustrous Romney and stunningly rich Hebridean in Cinder, our grey base.
From sheep to skein, each and every step in the making of Beacons is certified organic. Kind to the planet, people and animals: what's not to love? Each and every skein of yarn Garthenor makes is certified to GOTS, climate positive and totally traceable. They'll even plant a tree for every skein you buy.
Ecru base: 75% Polwarth, 25% Romney
Grey base: 75% Polwarth, 15% Romney, 10% Hebridean
Polwarth from Dunbar Island, Falklands
Romney from Wiltshire, England
Hebridean from The Black Isle, Scotland and Gwent, Wales
Yardage: 148 yds / 135 m per ~50 g skein
Suggested needles: 3.75–4.5 mm / US #5–7
Scoured, spun and dyed in West Yorkshire
Plied and skeined at Garthenor Farm, West Wales