"Deluxe" Fingering Weight yarn with 2 plies and a high twist
85% Superwash Extrafine Merino (19.5 micron) 15% Nylon Yarn (2/7.2Nm)
Approx. 360m per 100gm hank
Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needle
Gauge (stocking stitch): 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles
Two plies are twisted tightly together to produce a very soft and springy yarn. This yarn is slightly plumper than our original Deluxe sock yarn (which has 4 plies) and just as soft. The 2 plies make the yarn slightly bumpy which helps the strands of yarn hold together against each other making it great for colourwork and lace work. The thicker strands also help speckles pop even more.
The extrafine merino wool makes this yarn luxuriously soft and bouncy for next to skin comfort. A little nylon is added for extra durabilty.
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 for hand dyers. This results in a supersoft yarn that feels gentle against the skin.
This yarn is so versatile and can be used for any next to skin project (scarves, jumpers etc) as well as items where a little more durability is required such as socks and gloves.
Please note - we have changed our spinner for this base due to supply issues with our previous spinner (due to Covid restrictions). As from February 2021, stocks of this base are from the new spinner. Consequently, you may notice a slight change in the look of the yarn but it will dye and perform just as well.
Care Instructions: To keep your finished objects looking their best, we recommend hand washing in cold water and laying flat to dry.
Hypnotic Yarn is hand dyed with high-quality, professional grade dyes by Cheryl in her New Hampshire studio. Studio is smoke free and pet friendly.