Core | 1050
80% Extrafine Superwash Merino 20% Nylon
440 yards | 400 meters
Needle: US 1-3 | 2.25-3.25 mm
Hook: B-1 to D-3 | 2.25-3.25 mm
Gauge: 28-32 stitches per 4" or 10 cm
Hand dyed in Turkey
A little extra care will ensure you prolong the life of your projects. Our yarns are machine-washable on a cool, delicate cycle, however hand-washing in cold water with a small amount of wool wash is highly recommended. Lay flat to dry, never use a dryer. Washing your gauge swatch is advised, especially if using contrasted, dark, or saturated colors.
If you are having trouble winding…
Most of our yarn comes in hank form since it’s more suitable for transport and storage. They can get a bit twisted, or ’tangled’-looking in the process for several reasons, the main one being wool fibres are structured in tiny hooks, so it’s their nature to easily get caught on each other when handled. Another contributing factor might be a small residual amount of fine dyestuff particles, especially with naturally-dyed Harvest line.
A few practical tips to make the winding easier:
When you untwist the hank of yarn, before cutting the ends knotted together, gently shake the hank to loosen the strands, then lay it on a flat surface, making sure all the strands are straight, not twisting.
Carefully cut the knotted ends apart without cutting the working yarn strands and remove the contrasting pieces holding the hank together.
If you have a yarn swift, place the hank around it and adjust it so that the tension of the yarn is taut. Otherwise, two dining room chairs placed back-to-back work just as well, with the yarn tight enough that you can realign any strands as needed.
Choose the end closest to the outside of the hank and wind it around your fingers loosely, slowly winding then removing your fingers so that the ball is not too tight. This can be a great upper body workout, but the trick is to not let the hank slack up enough to tangle. Sometimes it’s best to work both ends, and toward the middle of the hank, it will become much faster to wind.
Our yarns are dyed in small batches, so there likely will be some dye lot variance. Always make sure to buy enough yarn for your project with the same dye lot numbers as noted on our labels.