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Superwash Merino 4ply/Fingering

This yarn is a standard 4 Ply made from 100% Superwash Merino wool. The fibres have been specially treated before being spun to enable it to be machine washable, therefore it will not ‘felt’ when washed - but be gentle with your hand knits! It is a great easy-care yarn. It uses a fine 21-micron merino fibre so it is soft to touch and won't be itchy next to the skin. The wool has a natural elasticity which helps a merino garment to stretch yet return back to its original shape and the natural properties of wool provide great insulation which helps regulate the body temperature in hot or cold climates. 

Composition: 100% Superwash Merino (21 micron)
Count: 4/16nm
Meterage: 400m (437 yds) per 100g
Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles
Yarn Weight: 4 Ply/Fingering
Hank Size: 100g
Origin: Peru
Care Instructions: Machine washable on a wool program ideally using a wool detergent at 30⁰C or below. Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting.

 

Superwash Sock 4ply/Fingering 100g skein 

As with a standard sock yarn it is a blend of 75% Superwashed Merino wool and 25% Nylon, the merino fibres have been specially treated before being spun to enable it to be machine washable, therefore will not ‘felt’ when dyed or washed. The merino is combined with a smaller percentage of nylon giving the knitted fabric extra durability and strength making it harder wearing. The merino gives natural elasticity and is not itchy or scratchy on the skin.  The yarn is perfect for socks but can equally can be knitted into scarves, shawls or even baby garments which will feel soft next to the skin  If you hold the yarn double it knits to an Aran weight tension, if you hold two colours together it can be used to create interesting marled effects.  

Composition: 75% Superwash Merino (21 micron) 25% Nylon
Count: 4/16nm
Meterage: 400m (437 yds) per 100g
Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles
Yarn Weight: 4 Ply/Fingering
Hank Size: 100g
Origin: Peru
Care Instructions: Machine washable on a wool program ideally using a wool detergent at 30⁰C or below. Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting

 

Superwash Sock 4ply/Fingering Minis 

There is nothing better than a multi-colour project with the excitement of moving on from colour to colour, and these mini skeins are perfect for this. My mini skeins are dyed on this Superwash Sock base because mini-skeins are perfect for contrast heels, toes and cuffs on socks, which this super-soft yarn is ideal for, but can also be knitted into sweaters, shawls or even baby garments which will feel soft next to the skin due to the fine micron merino used. If you hold the yarn double it knits to an Aran weight tension, if you hold two colours together it can be used to create interesting marled effects. As with a standard sock yarn it is a blend of 75% Superwashed Merino wool and 25% Nylon, giving it elasticity essential for socks whilst ensuring they are durable and hardwearing. 

Composition: 75% Superwash Merino (21 micron) 25% Nylon
Count: 4/16nm
Meterage: 80m (87 yds) per 20g
Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles
Yarn Weight: 4 Ply/Fingering
Hank Size: 20g
Origin: Peru
Care Instructions: Machine washable on a wool program ideally using a wool detergent at 30⁰C or below. Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting

 

Alpaca Merino 4ply/Fingering

Alpaca  Merino 4 ply is a beautiful blend of baby alpaca and merino wool in a standard 4 ply weight and construction (4/16nm). Baby Alpaca is one of the most luxurious fabrics in the world. It is incredibly warm, light weight and strong. It has hypoallergenic properties, it contains no lanolin, which makes the fibre safe to wear if you have skin allergies.  Alpaca is said to be three times warmer than sheep’s wool, the fibres have excellent insulation properties whilst remaining light and breathable. The 21 micron merino fibre is extremely fine, it has natural elasticity which helps a garment stretch yet return back to its original shape and is also lovely and warm. 

Non Superwash

Composition: 50% Baby Alpaca, 50 % Merino (21 micron)

Count: 4/16nm

Meterage: 400m (437 yds) per 100g

Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles

Yarn Weight: 4 Ply

Hank Size: 100g

Origin: Peru

Care Instructions: Hand wash using a wool detergent ideally below 30⁰C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat, do not sun dry, spin or tumble dry.

Merino Silk 4ply/Fingering

Merino Silk 4 Ply is 4/17nm at 425m per 100g and a perfect blend of soft 21 micron merino wool and mulberry silk. Merino wool is soft to touch, whilst the silk adds a shiny smooth lustre and feels soft and luxurious to work with. This smooth yarn is perfect for wearing close to your skin so would suit a luxury shawl for those cooler summer evenings. With 425m (465 yds) per 100g there is a little more yarn to go that little bit further, you could make a decent-sized knitted shawl out of one skein. This yarn can be used for many projects including cardigans, tops and other garments.

Non Superwash

Composition: 60 % Merino (21 micron), 40% Silk
Count: 4/17nm
Meterage: 425m (465 yds) per 100g
Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles
Yarn Weight: 4 Ply/Fingering
Hank Size: 100g
Origin: Peru
Care Instructions: Hand wash using a wool detergent ideally below 30⁰C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat, do not sun dry, spin or tumble dry.

Supefine Merinio 4ply / Fingering

Superfine Merino 4 ply is a single ply construction which makes the yarn super soft and bouncy. The stich definition if much more subtle and creates a beautify warm fabric despite being a 4ply.  This is a non-superwash yarn so is 100% natural and untreated. Perfect for cosy shawls, hats and accessories also ideal for garments.

​The yarn is bright in colour and would dye up well in subtle light shades or bright and vibrant colours. For bright vibrant colours we recommend using acid or natural dyes. 

Non superwash

Composition: 100% Fine Merino (19.5 micron)

Count: 1/4nm

Meterage: 400m (425 yds) per 100g

Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles

Yarn Weight: 4 Ply

Hank Size: 100g

Origin: Peru

Care Instructions: Hand wash using a wool detergent ideally below 30⁰C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat, do not sun dry, spin or tumble dry.

Superwash Sock DK 

This is a very durable yarn due to the addition of the 25% Nylon but keeps it's soft touch and natural elasticity as it contains 75% Merino. This is a strong and hard-wearing yarn and is perfect for cosy bed socks and super warm walking or ski socks. It is a standard DK yarn perfect for any DK project including sweaters, scarves and hats. Superwash Sock DK has a standard construction of 4/9nm with 225m (246 yds) per 100g.  The merino fibres have been specially treated before being spun to enable it to be machine washable, therefore will not ‘felt’ when dyed or washed.

Composition: 75% Superwash Merino (21 micron) 25% Nylon
Count: 4/9nm
Meterage: 225m (246 yds) per 100g
Tension: 22 sts x 28 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 4mm needles
Yarn Weight: DK
Hank Size: 100g
Origin: Peru
Care Instructions: Machine washable on a wool program ideally using a wool detergent at 30⁰C or below. Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting.

Superwash Merino Aran/Worsted

This South American yarn is made from 100% Superwash Merino wool which is soft to touch and won't be itchy next to the skin. The fibres have been specially treated before being spun to enable it to be machine washable, therefore it will not ‘felt’ when washed, it is a great easy-care yarn - but please be gentle with your hand knits!  

Composition: 100% Superwash Merino (21 micron)
Count: 2/3.5nm
Meterage: 175m (191 yds) per 100g
Tension: 18 sts x 24 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 5mm needles
Yarn Weight: Aran/Worsted
Hank Size: 100g
Origin: Peru
Care Instructions: Machine washable on a wool program ideally using a wool detergent at 30⁰C or below. Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting.

Alpaca Merino Aran/Worsted 

Alpaca Merino Aran is a beautifully soft blend with 50% of the finest Peruvian baby alpaca and 50% merino wool. Baby Alpaca is one of the most luxurious fibres in the world and is incredibly warm, lightweight and strong. It has hypoallergenic properties as it doesn't contain lanolin, so its safe to wear if you have skin allergies. Alpaca is said to be three times warmer than sheep’s wool as the fibers have excellent insulation properties whilst remaining light and breathable. This is a 2 ply construction of yarn and has a loose twist which gives a bouncy textured finish. This is a non-superwash yarn so is 100% natural and untreated. This yarn is recommended for hats, shawls and mitts.


Composition: 50% Merino (21 micron), 50% Baby Alpaca
Count: 2/3.5nm
Meterage: 175m (191) yds) per 100g
Tension: 18 sts x 24 rows, in 10cm (4 in), over st st, using 5mm needles
Yarn Weight: Aran
Hank Size: 100g
Origin: Peru
Care Instructions: Hand wash using a wool detergent ideally below 30⁰C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat, do not sun dry, spin or tumble dry.