Weld - Factory Seconds
70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale
- Fingering Weight
- 200 yards [183 meters] / 1.76 oz [50 g]
- 26 sts / 40 rows = 4” on US 3 [3.25 mm] needles
Every now and then, we get a few ugly ducklings in a batch of yarn that are ready to turn into swans with just a little TLC (namely, splicing around a few extra slubs). We’ve rounded up a few of these oddball skeins for a special seconds sale at a deep discount off our normal per-skein price, in hopes that they find their way into some great homes.
Like its big sibling, Forge, Weld is made from a heathered blend of 70% U.S. Merino (sourced in Colorado and New Mexico), and 30% U.S. Corriedale (sourced in New York) wool. Weld is a well-balanced three-ply yarn, with a slightly more energetic twist for strength and durability. It has a beautiful balance of stitch definition, bounce, and wooly, cohesive bloom that produces both beautiful stockinette fabrics and delicate lace, texture, and brioche, and is perfect for stranded colorwork. Weld blooms beautifully and easily knits up on larger needles; we like it on anywhere from a US 3 to a US 6 (3.25 to 4.00 mm), depending on the application.
Weld is spun at Battenkill Valley Fibers in Greenwich, New York, and dyed at Caledonian Dyeworks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read more about how Weld is made and sourced.
A quick note about color: we know there's nothing more frustrating than yarn that looks one color online and another when it shows up at your door. We've used a fine art reproduction camera and studio lighting to capture true-to-life colors; this means they're optimized for accuracy, not for "pop" on your screen. Still, for best results, you'll want to view them on a color-calibrated screen; a modern smartphone or tablet with the brightness turned up works great. Learn more about our 2020 color range.