An Explanation of Broad Band Handpainted Yarn

Samples of all Broad Band handpainted colorways are in and we have 50 skeins, which is two hanks of each color in our Labor Day Sale. This yarn is due out late this fall from Cherry Tree Hill and will be available to stores next spring. Be the first to experience this yarn!

Broad Band is a unique and time consuming handpaint process which offers amazing gradient shading when knit.


If you’re familiar with Freia or Kauni, you’ve seen yarns with similar shade shifting patterns. This one is different in a number of ways.

Cherry Tree Hill dyer and founder Cheryl Potter developed this technique last spring, reconfiguring her her favorite Cherry Tree Hill Colorways to dye hanks vertically rather than horizontally. Out of the 33 Cherry Tree Hill Colorways, she found that Broad Band works well for all but eight, so there will be 25 colors in the line.


Broad Bands have dye lots, meaning that you can get several hanks in the same colorway in which the colors stack exactly the same way with the same width of Broad Band repeat. The base yarn is a luxury silk and merino blend and you get over 400 yards per hank, plenty for a luxury item.

Try this fingering weight yarn with any pattern that looks great with large blocks of color. Projects knit from the center out, on the diagonal, or with miters and multi directional knitting looks especially nice.

New photos from JoAnne Turcotte, she just completed this shawl using Broadband.


Broadband Shawl

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