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

24 stashed

23 projects

9600 Evergreen

22 stashed

15 projects

Apricot

14 stashed

13 projects

Aubergine

15 stashed

16 projects

Azure

25 stashed

18 projects

Black

44 stashed

38 projects

Brown

21 stashed

21 projects

Cardinal

36 stashed

16 projects

Carribean Waters

13 stashed

13 projects

Clover Flower

22 stashed

15 projects

Ecru

22 stashed

14 projects

Forest

23 stashed

21 projects

Goldenrod

17 stashed

13 projects

Green Apple

54 stashed

34 projects

Ice Blue

11 stashed

12 projects

Iris

39 stashed

14 projects

Lilac

16 stashed

15 projects

Moss

14 stashed

15 projects

Natural

45 stashed

41 projects

Natural White

26 stashed

20 projects

Navy

37 stashed

23 projects

Nutmeg

14 stashed

12 projects

Peacock

44 stashed

24 projects

Plum

48 stashed

24 projects

Pumpkin

27 stashed

23 projects

Pussywillow

16 stashed

18 projects

Raspberry

38 stashed

30 projects

Robin S Egg

29 stashed

15 projects

Sage

13 stashed

10 projects

Storm

28 stashed

19 projects

Thistleflower

21 stashed

14 projects

Bubble Gum

13 stashed

9 projects