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Soft Touch Ultra Solid Colors
Shelridge Yarns
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
185 yards (169 meters)
50 grams (1.76 ounces)
28.0 to 30.0 sts = 4 inches
US 0 - 2½ or 2 - 3mm
100% Merino
plied
yes

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

popular colorways

401 Cornflower

19 stashed

11 projects

9600 Evergreen

17 stashed

2 projects

Apricot

9 stashed

5 projects

Aubergine

10 stashed

8 projects

Azure

15 stashed

13 projects

Black

34 stashed

16 projects

Brown

20 stashed

15 projects

Cardinal

27 stashed

12 projects

Caribbean Waters

14 stashed

6 projects

Clover Flower

17 stashed

9 projects

Goldenrod

9 stashed

5 projects

Green Apple

45 stashed

16 projects

Iris

26 stashed

7 projects

Natural White

18 stashed

12 projects

Nutmeg

11 stashed

6 projects

Plum

37 stashed

12 projects

Pumpkin

20 stashed

14 projects

Pussywillow

13 stashed

9 projects

Raspberry

25 stashed

19 projects

Robin S Egg

22 stashed

12 projects

Sage

10 stashed

12 projects

Storm

18 stashed

12 projects

Thistleflower

11 stashed

10 projects

Bubble Gum

10 stashed

7 projects

Ecru

20 stashed

4 projects

Forest

17 stashed

12 projects

Heath

10 stashed

5 projects

Lilac

11 stashed

9 projects

Mint

10 stashed

6 projects

Natural

34 stashed

16 projects

Navy

24 stashed

6 projects

Peacock

26 stashed

8 projects