I’m sharing my review of King Cole Harvest DK yarn today, along with a collection of patterns using this yarn, and a giveaway for your chance to win a skein along with a bamboo crochet hook. Read on for details!
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King Cole Harvest DK Yarn Review
As a King Cole Brand Ambassador, I get the opportunity to play with many yarns. Recently, I was introduced to Harvest DK, a newish yarn that was introduced last fall.
I used just one skein of Harvest DK to design the Antonella Shawl, a long and lacy rectangular shawl pattern. (By the way, Harvest DK is available from your local yarn shop or online at Wool Warehouse UK.) Harvest DK was fun to work with, but before I get into my review, let me share some yarn facts.
King Cole Harvest DK is available in 5.3 ounce (150 gram) center-pull cakes. Currently, there are eight different colorways (with more on the way). The fiber content is 90% acrylic and 10% alpaca. Each skein includes a generous 585 yards (535 meters) of yarn. The colorways are very long color repeats that are shown to best effect in the yarn cake rather than while wound into a skein. As the name suggests, Harvest DK is a DK yarn (#3/light) weight category. Harvest DK projects can be machine washed at up to 30 degrees Celsius/86 degrees Fahrenheit and machine dried on low temperature. I would recommend washing on a cold, delicate cycle (such as woolens) and drying briefly on a delicate cycle and removing promptly. Watch Susan and Joanne from King Cole introduce Harvest DK in the video below. They also show off some of the crochet and knitting patterns using Harvest DK that you can get through your local yarn shop.
Harvest DK is very soft and the colors have a heathered look which I really like. I enjoyed watching the colors change while I was crocheting. It’s definitely a yarn you can wear next to the skin.
You can use Harvest DK for all the types of patterns you would make with soft, light weight (DK/#3) yarns in an acrylic and alpaca blend: shawls, scarves, blankets, garments, and so on. There are some lovely cardigans and pullover sweaters in the video above!
King Cole Harvest DK Pattern Roundup
If you’re looking for projects to make with Harvest DK, I’ve pulled together several I found online to get you started.
- Antonella Shawl by Underground Crafter (that’s me): Free, one-skein, crochet pattern
- Going Granny Scarf by Oombawka Design Crochet Free, one-skein, crochet pattern
- Cedar Mill Tunisian Poncho by Creations by Courtney: Free, 4-6 skeins (based on size), Tunisian crochet pattern
- Morning Breeze Tunisian Scarf by FluffyWoollyMammoth: Premium, 2 skeins, Tuniisan crochet
Check your local yarn shop for King Cole pattern leaflets featuring Harvest DK.
After reading my review of King Cole Harvest DK, you are probably ready to get your hands on this yarn! You can buy it now from your local yarn shop or online at Wool Warehouse UK, or enter the giveaway below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 7, 2022 for your chance to win one skein of King Cole Harvest DK yarn in 5203 Heather, a ChiaoGoo bamboo crochet hook in size US G-6/4 mm, and Knitty City measuring tape. This is just enough yarn to make the Antonella Shawl.