Content:100% Wool Yarn Group:B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK / worsted Weight/length:50 g = approx 105 m Recommended needle size:4 mm Knitting tension:10 x 10 cm = 21 sts x 28 rows Machine wash on gentle cycle 40°C / Don’t use fabric softener / Dry Flat
Made from 100% extra fine merino wool fibers, DROPS Merino Extra Fine is a warm and super soft yarn, that's gentle on the skin, and therefore great for baby and children garments.
Spun from fibers from free-range, mulesing free animals from South America, DROPS Merino Extra Fine is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.
Garments made in this yarn are very comfortable and have a great surface quality. Spun from multiple thin strands, DROPS Merino Extra Fine gives beautiful, even stitches, resulting in garments with extra elasticity. It is this special construction that makes it important to use the correct tension in your project, so use rather a tight tension than a loose one.
Ideal for textured patterns such as cables and seed stitch, this yarn is superwash treated, which means it's 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 Merino Extra Fine 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.