Soft Touch Ultra Solid Colors from Shelridge Yarns

Soft Touch Ultra Solid Colors

from Shelridge Yarns
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
185 yards
(169 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
28.0 to 30.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 0 - 2½ or 2 - 3mm
100% Wool - Merino
plied
yes
Care: Superwash
Color: Semi-solid
Dye: Hand dyed
Put up: Winding required

Soft Touch Ultra is our very popular, 3-ply fingering weight yarn. Spun from very fine Merino fibre, it is a nice combination of soft and smooth, but also strong so it wears well and resists pilling. The superwash fibre makes it very practical for socks, mittens and other garments that you wear regularly.

Hand-dyed in over 50 near-solid colours; this is the identical range of colours as our DKW 4-ply knitting yarn. Both fingering and DK yarns are wonderful for fair isle and other colourwork designs.

We also produce handpainted, multi-colour creations.

Ultra Fingering Yarn Specifications

  • 50 g Skeins – Approximately 185 yds per skein
  • 3-Ply Yarn
  • 100% Merino Wool
  • Superwash fibre - we recommend gentle machine wash in cold water; lay flat to dry
  • Stocking Stitch Gauge – 28 Stitches = 10 cm/4 inches using 3 mm/US3 needles

Recommended Uses

  • Ideal for fine scarves and shawls
  • Its tight twist resists wear in socks – knitting in some nylon thread or using our wool/nylon Heather yarn in the high-wear areas (heels, toes) will increase wear even further
  • Excellent for finely detailed vests, cardigans and sweaters

editor’s note: the Leftie Sets were merged into this entry in November 2017

popular colorways

401 Cornflower

28 stashed

13 projects

9600 Evergreen

24 stashed

5 projects

Aubergine

15 stashed

9 projects

Azure

30 stashed

12 projects

Black

48 stashed

26 projects

Brown

29 stashed

17 projects

Cardinal

47 stashed

12 projects

Carribean Waters

17 stashed

10 projects

Clover Flower

26 stashed

9 projects

Ecru

28 stashed

8 projects

Forest

28 stashed

13 projects

Goldenrod

19 stashed

10 projects

Green Apple

62 stashed

14 projects

Ice Blue

15 stashed

10 projects

Iris

45 stashed

7 projects

Lilac

21 stashed

10 projects

Mint

14 stashed

9 projects

Moss

16 stashed

8 projects

Natural

48 stashed

21 projects

Natural White

30 stashed

13 projects

Navy

40 stashed

11 projects

Nutmeg

19 stashed

8 projects

Peacock

49 stashed

11 projects

Plum

62 stashed

13 projects

Pumpkin

30 stashed

13 projects

Pussywillow

23 stashed

12 projects

Raspberry

50 stashed

24 projects

Robin S Egg

35 stashed

13 projects

Sage

20 stashed

8 projects

Storm

36 stashed

11 projects

Thistleflower

30 stashed

8 projects

Bubble Gum

17 stashed

5 projects