A heavy fingering weight of three plies of Australian 19.5 micron Merino/nylon are spun with a ply of lurex for a soft, durable yarn with sparkle. There is enough lurex to add sparkle, without the scratchiness often associated with lurex yarns, and the extra fine Merino makes this yarn soft, warm and suitable for many garments. With the added nylon content this yarn can also be used for some sparkly socks but is also a fantastic yarn for kids clothing as it is soft but durable and can be machine washed (see note below). The yarn has good memory and so shaped garments like fitted socks, sweaters and hats all work up beautifully.
The silver lurex retains its shine and lustre through the washing process and is well plied with the wool so it won't poke or pull out like some Stellina fibres can. It adds a gorgeous sparkle to an evening shawl.
Fibres - 75% Merino wool, 20% Nylon, 5% Lurex
Texture - Plied
Fingering / 4 ply
Wraps per inch - 14
Meterage- 400m (437yds)
Unit weight - 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 28.0 sts = 4 inches
Care - This is a superwash yarn and therefore can be washed on a gentle machine wash, however we recommend that all our hand dyed yarns are hand washed in cool water for best care.