Olive's sock yarn in a (new to The Lucky Ewe) dk/8ply weight.
This a great option for heavier socks or that special cardigan or jumper.
Made from 85% Superwash Extrafine Merino (19.5 micron) 15% Nylon Yarn
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.
Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm (US 4 - 7) needles Gauge (stocking stitch): 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 4mm (US 6) needles