Superwash Merino DK is a lovely standard DK weight yarn made from 100% superwashed merino meaning that the fibres have been specially treated before being spun to enable it to be machine washable, therefore will not ‘felt’ when dyed or washed. It is a great yarn for an easy-care garment. The merino is 21 micron and therefore very soft and not at all itchy or scratchy next to the skin. With a 4/9nm construction the yarn has lovely stitch definition and can be readily used in any pattern using a standard DK weight yarn.
The merino is mulesing free and comes from South America. The yarn is 100% animal fibre and perfect for dyeing. The yarn is a good bright colour and would dye up well in subtle light shades or bright and vibrant colours. For bright vibrant colours we recommend using acid or natural dyes.
Superwash Merino DK
Product Code: 49226
Composition: 100% Superwash Merino (21 micron)
Meterage: 225m (246 yds) per 100g
Tension: 22 sts x 28 rows, in 10cm (4 in), over st st using 4mm needles
Yarn Weight: DK
Hank Size: 100g
Origin: South American Merino (mulesing free) spun in Peru
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.
Italian Superwash Merino DK
The superwash merino DK is my personal favourite base. It plumps up so well and looks so lovely after being dyed. It’s the type of yarn you want to squish and hold against your face. It is a little slower to take colour, which makes it perfect for glazing and using several layers of colour.