A lovely soft and squishy superwash Australian Merino wool. This yarn is perfect for sweaters, hats, socks and other garments. It is not itchy or scratchy and can even be used for baby blankets or baby clothing.
Fibres - 100% Australian Superwash Merino 19.5 micron
Texture - plied
Weight - DK (8 ply)
Meterage - 224 meters (244 yards)
Unit weight -100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Wraps per Inch - 11
Gauge - 5.5 sts = 1 inch
Needle size - 3.75 - 4.50mm (US 5-7) recommended
Care - Gentle machine wash or hand wash in cool water / dry flat
A message from the mill we buy this base from:
Extra fine (19.5 micron) merino is used for these yarns. It feels soft and gentle against the skin but is also strong and durable for good wearing properties. Its natural elasticity allows garments to stretch then return to their original shape. Merino is highly breathable, wicking away moisture from the body, helping you stay warm in cool weather and cool in warm weather. Naturally antimicrobial. These yarns are worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel.