Malabrigo Washted Merino Superwash
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Brand new from Malabrigo - WASHTED! What you get when you take their SUMPTUOUS worsted single ply and make it a superwash. Gorgeous, slinky, single ply, in amazing new colors and old classics as well, with a depth of color that is ENTIRELY different from the regular worsted. YOU WILL LOVE THIS scrunchy, fabulous yarn.
As with all artisan hand dyed yarns, be sure to order enough to complete your project as each bag is a different dye lot, and on some colors skeins may vary from bag to bag. The skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.
This yarn made in limited quantities—we order whenever it becomes available! If there is a color you are looking for, and it's not listed here, please email or chat with us and we can check whether it is available to order for you. This is a new yarn so it may be a tad difficult to restock in the beginning, but we'll do our best!
FIBER: 100% Merino Wool - Superwash Single Ply
WEIGHT/length: 100G / 210 Yards / 192 meters
GAUGE: 18.0 sts = 4 inches
NEEDLE SIZE: US 7 - 9 or 4.5 - 5.5mm
HOOK SIZE: US I-9 to K-10/12 or 5.5-6.5 mm
CARE: Machine Wash, Gentle, Dry Flat
What is merino yarn?
Merino wool yarn is a yarn spun from the fleece of the merino sheep. Merinos are regarded as having the finest and softest wool of any sheep.
The term merino is widely used in the textile industries with varied meanings. Originally it denoted the wool of Merino sheep reared in Spain, but due to the equivalent quality of wool spun from merino in many other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay and Peru, the term Merino wool now has broader use. In the dress-goods and knitting trades the term "Merino" means an article containing Merino wool.
Merino wool is finely crimped and soft. Basic Merino types include: strong (broad) wool 23 - 24.5 micron(µm), medium wool is 19.6 - 22.9 µm, fine 18.6 - 19.5 µm, superfine 15 - 18.5 µm and ultra fine 11.5 - 15 µm. Ultra fine wool is suitable for blending with other fibres such as silk and cashmere. Staples are commonly 65 mm (2.5 inches) to 100 mm (4 inches) long. Merino wool is generally less than 24 µm in diameter.