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Whims Cascadia - Limited Edition Hand Dyed Crochet Yarn by Katy Petersen

crochet yarn to improve stitches for crocheters, in 4 beautiful colorways gorgeous hand dyed crochet yarn by Furls Z Twist yarn for crocheters KAty Petersen dyed these skeins of crochet yarn special crochet yarn better for crocheters, hand dyed

Whims Merino

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Cascadia: Summer limited edition Whims Merino

Hand-Dyed by Katy Petersen

Katy is the crochet designer and yarn dyer behind KT and the Squid. She taught herself to knit and crochet in high school and started designing in 2011. Her favorite things to make include garments and shawls for women. Her style is contemporary, lightweight and simple.

Katy is normally a quiet person but if you get her talking about yarn, knit or crochet you’ll never get her to stop. You can see what Katy’s up to by visiting

4 Cascadia Tank Patterns - Free with 4 Hanks

Cascadia is a pattern compilation of four modern and stylish tanks designed specially for Cascadia, the limited edition hand-painted Whims Merino palette inspired by gorgeous summertime in the Pacific Northwest.

Easy and breezy, fun and flattering, you can whip up these additions to your warm weather wardrobe in no time!

All patterns are written for sizes S-5X. US terms.

Tanks Require [S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)]:

TILLEY: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins - sample below shown in Bloom

YEW: 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 ) skeins in - sample below shown in Watering Can

MADRONA: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8 ) skeins - sample below shown in Herb

RHOBINA: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins - sample below shown in Puddle

Bonus PDF eBook

included with a purchase of 4+ hanks of Cascadia Whims Merino

From the Maker

Winding the Hanks

Katy Petersen Describes the Yarn

The Colors of Cascadia


gorgeous light mauve reminiscent of flowers and blossom


beautiful soft sage color inspired by fresh growth in the garden


a light brown splash with hints of orange + peach undertone

Watering Can

playful denim to sea blue

Z-Twist Yarn Made For Crocheters

The Problem with Normal Yarn

Furls has championed crocheters from day one. For our first yarn, Whims Merino and its limited edition colorways, we dove deep into the mechanics of crocheting to discover that the ply, or twist, of your yarn affects the way you crochet, the way your stitches are formed, and the way your final projects come out.

Conventional yarns with an "S-Twist" lead to split stitches. Why?

How To Stop Split Stitches

Every time you yarn over, you produce a clockwise motion around the axis of the working yarn. The counterclockwise ply of conventional S-Twist yarns goes under an inverse twist during the YO and that yarn will slowly begin to de-ply (strands separate).

This is why we've plyed our yarn in the same direction that you move your hook - rather than separating as your work, our Z-Twist Whims Merino yarn will maintain ply and firmness. This IMPROVES your stitch defintion, drape, and structure.

Better Stitches - Better Drape

At first glance, I noticed the soft sheen and rich color of the yarn, but once I started to work the real magic happened.

The stitch definition is unreal and it works up effortlessly with my Streamline hook. This yarn is the crocheter's dream and is perfect for so many projects!

Melissa Fisher, Woods and Wool

Further Reading:

Crochetville interview with Designers about twist: Crochetville

Blogger CrochetKitten explores twist for crochet: Crochet Kitten

Excellent video explanation of counteracting S-Twist yarns as a crocheter: YarnSub

Fine Superwash Merino & Nylon Yarn for Crocheters

About this yarn

Each hank of Whims Merino is 196 yards (180m) of 50% Superwash Merino (20 - 20.5 microns) and 50% Nylon and is packaged in a black Furls bag. A light yarn best used with 4mm - 5.5mm hooks, Whims Merino works up into a beautiful, bouyant, and superbly structured texture.

Fiber information

Available in 4 beautiful colors and as undyed hanks.

3.5oz (100g) - 196 yards (180m)/hank

Light (3) weight yarn, 4 - 5.5mm hooks suggested

16 sc across X 20 rows = 4x4in (10x10cm)

Hand wash cold, Cool Iron, Do not bleach

Do not tumble dry, Dry clean (except trichloroethylene)

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If for any reason this Furls product does not live up to your wildest crochet dreams, please return it with the original packaging within 90 days for a full, no-questions-asked refund.

Questions? Call us at (866) 693-8757

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