DK Weight 100% Merino skein measures 200m (217yds) for 100g. Extra fine (19.5 micron) merino is used for these yarns. It feels soft and gentle against the skin. These yarns are worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel. A very versatile yarn, it can be used for shawls, wraps, mittens, socks and light jumpers. Washable in cold water on a gentle cycle, it is also suitable for children's and baby clothes. Very soft and springy. Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm (US 4 - 7) needles Gauge (stocking stitch): 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 4mm (US 6) needles
The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. We use extrafine merino (19.5 microns) which is some of the finest commercially available, This results in a supersoft yarn that feels gentle against the skin.