John Arbon – Yarnadelic
John is not only a spinner of yarn, but also of records and Yarndelic is a yarn range inspired by his eclectic record colletion – everything from punk to funk.
“We had a cracking evening when John played us Mill folk a few of his favourites and, whilst sipping a few glasses of chilled wine, we all wrote down the colour each song evoked. Then the hand carders came out and we began creating shades to illustrate the sentiment of each song – and thus the palette for Yarnadelic was born.” Each of the shades in this range is named after a specific track, you can listen to the Spotify playlist that inspired this range by, Clicking here
Yarnadelic is 100% Falklands corriedale. The breed is around 100 years old and was derived by crossing the merino and lincoln longwool. These two breeds are a perfect combination, with the softness and bounce of the merino complimenting the slight lustre and long staple length of the lincoln longwool.
This yarn has a rounded 3 fold structure, enhancing the fibres natural stitch definition and drape – the ideal all round yarn for everything from cables to lace, garments to accessories.
John Arbon’s corriedale is farmed in the Falkland Islands – ensuring that the animals have been treated with the utmost care and are free from mulesing. The fibre has then been dyed in the UK and lovingly prepared, blended and spun at their North Devon Mill.
Weight: sport / heavy 4 ply (fingering)
Fibre: 100% Falklands corriedale
Skein: 100 g = 333 m (364 yds)
Needle size: 3.00 mm – 4.50 mm (US 2½-7)
Gauge: 22 – 28 stitches = 10 cm
Spin: worsted spun
Fibre origin: Falkland Islands
Processed: dyed in the UK, blended and spun in North Devon (UK)
Care: hand wash