Content:100% Wool Yarn Group:C (16 - 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted Weight/length:50 g = approx 75 m Recommended needle size:5 mm Knitting tension:10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows Machine wash on gentle cycle 40°C / Don’t use fabric softener / Dry Flat
DROPS Big Merino is wonderful, 100% extra fine merino wool yarn. Main characteristics to DROPS Big Merino are its softness, volume, elasticity and even result, which makes it ideal for knitting structured patterns such as cables.
The yarn is spun from fibers from free-range, mulesing free animals from South America and is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.
DROPS Big Merino is spun from multiple thin strands, which gives the yarn extra elasticity. It is this special construction that makes it extra important to use the correct tension in your project, so use rather a tight tension than a loose one.
The yarn is also superwash treated and therefore machine washable and suitable for everyday use; but when washing your garments you must take extra care and follow the instructions detailed under "More info" below.
Made in EU
This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 25.3.0110), Standard 100, Class I. This means that it has been tested and found completely free from harmful chemicals and that it is safe for human use. Class I is the highest level, and it means the yarn is suitable for baby articles (ages 0-3).
Machine wash on gentle cycle 40°C / Don’t use fabric softener / Dry Flat
DROPS Big Merino is a Superwash treated yarn, which means it should be washed in the machine, using a gentle cycle program. That being said, there are a few more tips that are extremely relevant when it comes to caring for this yarn:
Follow the washing instructions provided on the yarn label and in the shade card for the yarn.
Wash merino wool in a 40 degrees / gentle cycle program.
Wash separately, using lots of water.
Use a small amount of wool detergent (without enzymes and optical brighteners).
NEVER use fabric softener (the wool fibers become too soft and can slide apart).
NEVER leave to soak!
NEVER leave garments wet in the washing machine for a long period of time!
NEVER hang to dry, instead dry the garments shaped on a flat surface.