Product Code: 49170
Composition: 75% Superwash Merino (21 micron) 25% Nylon
Meterage: 400m (437 yds) per 100g
Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles
Yarn Weight: 4 Ply
Hank Size: 100g
Care Instructions: Machine washable on a wool program ideally using a wool detergent at 30⁰C or below. Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting.
The Merino used in this yarn is from South America where mulesing is not practiced.
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Description: One of our best sellers.... Superwash Sock has a standard construction of 4/16nm with 400m (437 yds) per 100g. Made with 75% Superwashed Merino wool and 25% Nylon, the merino fibres have been specially treated before being spun to enable it to be machine washable, therefore will not ‘felt’ when dyed or washed. The merino is combined with a smaller percentage of nylon giving the knitted fabric extra durability and strength making it harder wearing. The merino gives natural elasticity and we deliberately use 21 micron merino fibres which are not itchy or scratchy on the skin. The yarn is perfect for socks but can equally can be knitted into scarves, shawls or even baby garments which will feel soft next to the skin due to the fine micron merino used.
Both merino wool and nylon accept acid dyes so the yarn is perfect for dyeing and readily takes up the dye.
"The superwash sock is my most popular base. It takes color so fast that I am surprised every time I dye it. This makes it perfect for speckling. It’s durable but also very soft. My customers are never unhappy with this yarn and I am guilty of making myself and my family socks with it as well!"
Amanda from Geektastic Fibres