Introducing Hamelton No. 1
By BC Garn
Hamelton No. 1 by BC Garn is a lustrous 100% wool yarn with a classic 2-ply construction.
Soft and squishy with a slightly rustic hand-feel, the lustrous fibres of Hamelton No. 1 absorb dye well for a palette of bold saturated hues.
In the knitted fabric the 2-ply construction will impart a slightly textured surface and given time the fibres will halo adding softness to the resulting fabric. Together these elements make this yarn a great choice for chunky lace motives and colourwork details.
We recommend Hamelton No. 1 for knit and crochet pieces intended for outerwear - we’re thinking jumpers, cardigans, vests and hats - making for a wardrobe of versatile pieces the whole family can enjoy.
FIBRE CONTENT: 100% pure wool
NET WEIGHT: 50g (1.75oz) per ball
APPROX. YARDAGE: 100m (110yd)
YARN WEIGHT EQUIVALENT: Aran / 10 Ply
CONSTRUCTION: Worsted spun, 2 plies, moderate twist
ORIGIN: Fibre sourced in Argentina, dyed and milled in Italy
CARE: Cold hand wash
WORKING THE YARN
Hamelton No. 1 is suitable for a range of knit and crochet projects. We’ve included gauge suggestions for these crafts below. You may also like to check out our project suggestions on RAVELRY.
This yarn is spun with an intended soft and squishy hand-feel. This is achieved by using a short staple fibre and milling with a looser twist, both elements that can contribute to pilling. We recommend working the yarn at the firmer end of the gauge spectrum to help minimise pilling.
This yarn does have a rustic hand-feel. Some may sense a slight pique when worn against the skin, particularly around delicate areas such as the neck. When planning a project, it may be useful to wear a swatch of the intended fabric for a short time to gauge your sensitivity.
The gauge information below can be used as guidance when planning your projects. We always recommend that you swatch to determine a configuration that results in the ideal fabric and hand feel for your project.
18-20 stitches over 10cm, using 4.5 - 5.5mm needles (4.5 – 5.5 stitches per inch, US size 7-9 needles)
11-14 stitches over 10cm, 5.5mm - 6mm hook (2.75-3.5 stitches per inch, US size I–9 to K–10 ½ hook)
ABOUT BC GARN
BC Garn is a family run business based in Germany. They are known for their selection of natural fibres and extensive colour palettes. They produce a collection of GOTS certified and eco-friendly yarns.