Willet

colors
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flare

A classic soft red -- think lipstick on the tissue after blotting. Neither cool nor warm. Mid-range and lively

dory

Like a large chunk of amber or a glass of good sherry -- deep, rich, and warm

hawser

Mustard, of the whole-grain variety. A strong clear harvest gold that tilts oh so slightly toward green

keel

Think soft green olive, without the pimento

dinghy

A soft, soft aqua which leans toward green, medium-light and very pretty

quay

Vintage surfboard blue, serene and summer-ready, slightly leaning green

wake

Clean, clear, light blue on the icy side

leeward

A tidy, medium blue like the one on Delft china. Softer than royal, but just as spritely

starboard

A good, classic navy

polaris

Sunlit sand beige

oar

A dusty peach, soft and pretty

rudder

Paprika, warm and spicy

mast

A mellow, medium brown. Picture a spoonful of cocoa before you add the milk

schooner

Like Fair Trade chocolate or a Brazilian coffee bean, Willet's brown is smooth, dark, and rich. Sumptuous

regatta

Regal burgundy

bowsprit

Pinky, sophisticated mauve

haze

Pale, ballet pink, bright and fresh

sail

Unfettered cream on the white side, cotton without dye

windlass

Soft and silvery, with a warm cast

squall

Mellow gray, like a burnished nickel

Willet

specifications
100% California Cleaner Cotton™ / Grown, Spun, dyed in USA
Sport / DK weight
160yd [146m] / 50g
6 sts / inch on size US 5 [3.75 mm] needles

Willet is our light, summery bird, sourced from high-quality, responsibly grown Cleaner Cotton™. (Visit our blog to get the full scoop on this amazing fiber!) The fiber's long staple length yields a deliciously soft yarn with a hint of pretty sheen. At 6 sts / inch, it works both as a sport and dk weight. In Willet's neat little stitches, we see potential for sweet baby things, cool tanks and tees, pillow covers and summer throws, shawls, and more. Try it in a pretty lace pattern or a well-defined knit/purl texture. 

All-natural, colorgrown heathers: Almond, Cashew, Pistachio, and Lentil. Rarer than white cotton varieties, colorgrown cotton contains natural green, brown, and red pigments. Almond and Cashew are made from white Cleaner Cotton™ and USA-grown brown colorgrown cotton. Pistachio and Lentil are made from white and colorgrown green Cleaner Cotton™.

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