Hebridean 2 Ply Yarn Palette


The Hebridean 2 Ply Yarn Palette contains one 25g skein of each of the 34 shades of Hebridean 2 Ply.

Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply Yarn is made from premium quality pure new British wool, dyed in the fleece and skillfully blended into unique shades. It is hand-washed and dried in the Hebridean air which means that skeins vary slightly in weight. It is supplied in hand-made skeins and is priced per 25g at standard conditions. All yarn is weighed to order on balances which are checked daily. Click here for a digital shadecard of all Hebridean 2 Ply colours.


Alice created her incomparable range of Hebridean 2 Ply yarn to express the great visual aspects of her native Hebridean island. She has distilled the colours and textures of the natural world around her into 34 subtle shades which she uses to create all of her fabulous colour designs.

Here is what she says about using her Hebridean 2 Ply –

“Design for color knitting is like alchemy. When working with flat colours of yarn the designer needs a massive palette – of maybe 100 shades or more – in order to obtain pure gold. This is not the case with Hebridean 2  Ply, which I created in such a way that infinite effects can be achieved with a palette of 34 shades. The secret lies in their subtle blends which play against each other in a shimmer of exciting and surprising ways.

I could use ten of its shades in one swatch, and then – by varying juxtapositions and proportions – use the same ten in another swatch to completely different effect. Such is the magical alchemy of Hebridean 2 Ply.”



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