Undyed yarn review, Merino, Highland wool

Undyed yarn review by Ivana

Superwash Merino DK
100% Superwash Merino ECRU – 210m per 100g

undyed yarn review

First impression: Clouds on a spring day
Exploring new yarns makes me happy. I love to imagine where the yarn came from, who worked on it whether machine or a human. As soon as I got my hands on this yarn, I knew this is going to be good. It feels so soft and light. Perfect for a soft and cosy baby knit.

Hand knitting: Gorgeous
I was sooo looking forward to getting my hands on this one and I can tell you – I was not disappointed. The yarn is airy and light. The yarn very easy to work with and really important, the yarn does not split when knitting. It creates beautiful even stitches that even I, as a complete beginner in hand knitting could obtain.

Wearing: Warmth of a summers day
After asking a few people to feel the swatch, it was clear that anything you make from this yarn will become your favourite – soft, warm, durable.

 

Conclusion: Not Disappointed
To conclude, it was like working with fluffy cotton buds. I loved every bit of it. The finished product was super soft and did not stretch to silly shapes. It was very easy to maintain a steady tension so all my stitches appeared pretty and even.

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ECO 4 Ply
100% Peruvian Highland Wool – 350m per 100g

undyed yarn review

First impression: Tough and durable
There is nothing better for a knitter, than trying out new yarns and passing the experience onto others. I fell in love with this yarn. First because it is from Peru (I love anything that helps local communities) and second, nothing beats natural colours of wool.

Hand knitting: All rounder
This wool is really really lovely. It is a wee bit splitty but with careful knitting, this can be avoided. I was astonished at how soft my swatch was when I was finished. The wool seems a bit scratchy when in a ball but in fact, the actual product was amazing when finished.
I can totally see this on a very nice and warm hat and a pair of gloves, or a cosy blanket for the living room. The wool more stretchy than I would have liked, however once I got the hang of it, I had no issues in achieving beautiful even stitching. The Peruvian Highland wool can be used on pretty much anything. So give it a try.

Wearing: Fireplace, sheepskin and a book
Products from this wool are perfect for snuggling up with. The strength of the wool means, that you will be able to wear your favourite jumper for a very long time. It will keep you warm and toasty on a cold winters day. Then all you need is a book and a nice steaming cup of hot tea.

 

Conclusion: Will outlive you
If you would like to make something that will last forever, this wool is for you. Durable yet soft – just what you need when making something that needs to last ages.

Xenaknits undyed yarn review