Our merino based yarns are created using extra fine (19.5 micron) superwash fibres that are mulesing free. The animals are not harmed during the sheering process and in fact are pretty happy to give up their heavy coats.
The yarns feels soft and gentle against to 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. These yarns are worsted spun from long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel.
Our 85/15 % Merino Nylon Fingering weight yarns measure approximately 400m (437yds) per 100g
Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needle
Gauge (stocking stitch): 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles
Recommended Crochet Hook Size: 2.25 - 3.5mm (US B1 - E4)
Suggested gauge: 21 to 32 crochet stitches over 10cm/4 inches
Our 85/15% Merino Nylon DK weight yarns measure approximately 225m (246yds) per 100g
Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm (US 4 - 7) needles
Gauge (stocking stitch): 22 sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 4mm (US 6) needles
Recommended Crochet Hook Size: 4.5-5.5mm (US 7 - I-9) Suggested gauge: 12-17 sc = 10cm/4 inches
Our 100% Aran/Worsted weight yarns measure approximately 166m (181yds) per 100g
Recommended Needle Size: 4.5 - 5.5mm (US 7 - 9) needles Suggested gauge (stocking stitch): 18sts x 24 rows over 10cm (4 inches) on 5mm (US 8) needles
5.5 to 6.5 mm, (US I–9 to K–10 1⁄2) Suggested gauge 11-14 sc = 10cm/4in