Haley is one of our very favorite yarns because it is so incredibly soft and lofty, knitting with it feels like coming home. Named for our founder’s sweet little Shiba Inu, Haley is a chunky, loosely spun, single ply yarn made from a unique blend of alpaca, merino, and mohair goats raised on her farm. This yarn is as soft as a cloud, making it perfect for close to the skin accessories, or home-goods that you’ll be touching all the time. Haley get’s its beautiful range of colors from the natural colors of the alpaca blended in to each colorway (with the exception of Black Diamond, where the wool has been dyed black).
We’ve created two knit kits featuring Haley, the Wooly Handwarmer, and the Sheepskin Rug.
Content and Fiber Origin: 65% Merino (USA), 25% Alpaca (USA), 10% Mohair (USA, Echoview Farm)
Weight: 115 grams (4oz), #5, Chunky
Length: 150 yards
Gauge: 16 sts & 20 rows in a 4 x 4” square knit on size US 10 (4 mm) needles. (4 sts & 5 rows in 1”).
Suggested Needle Size: US 9 to 11 (5.5 to 8 mm)
Suggested Hook Size: US k-10.5 to M-13 (6.5 to 9 mm)
Care: Hand wash gently in cold water using a mild (bleach free) detergent.
Projects to try with Hayley:
Ewin by Melody Hoffmann featuring Haley
We are so inspired by this shawl pattern just released by Melody Hoffmann, and so grateful that she was inspired to use Haley to make it. Haley really is one of our softest yarns, so we can see why it inspired such a blanket like shawl pattern. The carefully placed colorwork details would work well in many colors, but if you follow Melody’s work, you know that neutrals, like the natural alpaca colorways of Haley, take up a big part of her design work. We are so thrilled to be sharing this pattern here on our site - you can find a link below to Melody’s ravelry page where you can find the pattern.
This shawl calls for 4 Skeins of Haley in the MC, and 1 Skein in the CC, as well as size US 10 knitting needles.
Photos courtesy of Melody Hoffmann
The Sunday Sweater by PetiteKnits
This top-down sweater knits up like a breeze in Hayley and with its lovely design with lots of positive ease it will feel like you’re swimming in a wool, alpaca, and mohair dream. The mohair gives the sweater a beautiful halo, true to the original design. We love the eye catching yoke and slight bishop sleeve.