Four skeins of John Arbon Appledore DK in shades of green, black, red, and cream on a table near a pile of more skeins
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Hoary Morning, a heathered light grey
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Dabinett, a mid-tone heathered grey
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Payhembury, a dark grey
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Dufflin, a mottled green with blue, red, and yellow
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Tom Putt, a deep petrol teal
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Billy Down Pippin, a cool green with grey
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Yeovil Sour, a petrol teal with grey and cream heathering
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Winter Stubbard, a warm mid-tone brown with teal heathering
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Sheeps Nose, a natural with heathering of teal and brown
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Quench, a warm pink with yellow and burgundy heathering
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Slack Ma Girdle, a rich red with yellow and blue heathering
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Pig Snout, a bright red with yellow and blue heathering
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Sweet Coppin, a burgundry red with green heathering
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Ellis Bitter, a dark fuschia with teal and blue heathering
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Foxwhelp, a chocolate brown with yellow and burgundy heathering
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Whimple Wonder, a grey with yellow and brown heathering
John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Fair Maid, undyed cream
John Arbon Appledore DK Yarn

John Arbon Appledore DK Yarn

Regular price$ 22.95
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Here at The Woolly Thistle we know and love John Arbon Yarn. Now available in our offerings from John Arbon is Appledore DK. Appledore Yarn is a durable pill-resistant yarn that's perfect for garments and accessories that will see a lot of wear. 

  • BREEDS: 40% Devon Closewool, 40% Romney, 20% Exmoor Blueface
  • PACKAGE: Approx 273 yds/100g skein
  • WEIGHT: DK
  • GAUGE: 24 sts = 4" 
  • NEEDLES: US 4-8
  • Sourced and Made in the UK 

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    To learn more from John Arbon about the story of this beautiful yarn, click the Description button below. 

    From John Arbon about Appledore:

    All the fiber in our new Appledore range is sourced from within 20 miles of our North Devon Mill, and, with a palette of unusual heathered shades, perfectly encapsulates our ethos. Like all our yarns, Appledore is steeped in our fibre heritage (all hail those vintage machines of ours). We have blended together Devon Closewool, a moorland breed with rustic and grippy fibre, with lustrous and characterful Romney and our old favorite, the gloriously bouncy Exmoor Blueface. The resulting blend is packed full of woolly bounce and a smattering of luster, the perfect canvas for Appledore’s range of playful modern shades.

    When creating Appledore’s palette we were drawn to the depth of tone found in traditional tweed textiles. Many of the shades in Appledore’s orchard of delights have been blended using four or five different base shades, creating a sublime richness to the colors. The shades are all named after different varieties (or cultivars, if you want to get all fancy) of apples that we have here in the West Country. Some of them are rather puntastic as we love a good chuckle round here…

    This yarn is a loosely spun DK, with a distinctive rustic halo (the handle is a little reminiscent of a Shetland yarn). The resulting fabric has wonderfully warm woolly halo and a full-bodied texture. Because of this halo and it’s two ply nature, the resulting Yarn can be worked at both a tight and looser gauge, as the halo of fibers will simply expand to fill in any gaps around the stitches. With Appledore we have created a durable workhorse yarn which is pill resistant and ideally suited for everyday wear – be that in garments or accessories.

    Although all worsted spun yarns have a lot of drape, this blend has slightly less than the majority of our yarns, giving it a cosy heirloom feel. For spinners (or new cable and knitters) this composition also has the added bonus of increased grip and texture from the more rustic breeds, making it one of our grippiest bases. It is a perfect Tops blend to try, if you’re still gaining in confidence and refining your craft.

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    Color: Fair Maid (undyed)
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Fair Maid, undyed cream
    Color: Hoary Morning
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Hoary Morning, a heathered light grey
    Color: Dabinett
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Dabinett, a mid-tone heathered grey
    Color: Payhembury
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Payhembury, a dark grey
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Dufflin, a mottled green with blue, red, and yellow
    Color: Billy Down Pippin
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Billy Down Pippin, a cool green with grey
    Color: Tom Putt
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Tom Putt, a deep petrol teal
    Color: Yeovil Sour
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Yeovil Sour, a petrol teal with grey and cream heathering
    Color: Winter Stubbard
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Winter Stubbard, a warm mid-tone brown with teal heathering
    Color: Sheeps Nose
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Sheeps Nose, a natural with heathering of teal and brown
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Quench, a warm pink with yellow and burgundy heathering
    Color: Slack Ma Girdle
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Slack Ma Girdle, a rich red with yellow and blue heathering
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Pig Snout, a bright red with yellow and blue heathering
    Color: Sweet Coppin
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Sweet Coppin, a burgundry red with green heathering
    Color: Ellis Bitter
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Ellis Bitter, a dark fuschia with teal and blue heathering
    Color: Foxwhelp
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Foxwhelp, a chocolate brown with yellow and burgundy heathering
    John Arbon Appledore DK, a DK weight British yarn, in color Whimple Wonder, a grey with yellow and brown heathering
    John Arbon Appledore DK Yarn
    John Arbon Appledore DK Yarn
    John Arbon Appledore DK Yarn
    John Arbon Appledore DK Yarn

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