NFA Lux Sock

A very soft yarn from 19.5 micron Australian grown Merino wool and spun in Italy. The yarn is superwash so can be washed in the machine on a gentle wool cycle however we always recommend that all our yarns are gently hand washed for best results and care.

Due to the softness of this yarn it is just lovely for garments worn next to the skin such as tops, baby items, socks, shawls, scarves, gloves and hats. In fact it is a very versatile yarn and one of our main bases we carry here at Natural Fibre Arts. Most of our new colourways are created on this yarn base first before offering them on other bases so there is always a large range of colourways available.

Fibre - 85% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon
Weight - Fingering / 4 ply
Wraps per inch - 14 - 16
Meterage - 400m (437yds)
Unit weight - 100 gram skeins (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 28.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size - 2.25 - 3.25mm (US 1 - 3)
Hook size - 2mm - 3.25mm (D)

Texture - plied

Care - Although this is a superwash yarn, we recommend that all our hand-dyed yarns are hand washed in cool water and dried flat for best care.

A message from the mill where we buy this yarn base:

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.

None of our types have been sourced from farms that employ the Mulesing system