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yarns > Shelridge Yarns > Soft Touch Ultra Standard Handpaints

Soft Touch Ultra Standard Handpaints discontinued
Shelridge Yarns
Fingering / 4 ply (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% Merino

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 practical for socks and other garments that you wear regularly.

Shown here are the standard handpainted colours. Please stash Shelridge Ultra Solids with the other solids. Ultra Solid is available in more than 50 near-solid shades, making it ideal for fair isle and other colourwork.

Ultra Knitting 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

107 Su A

21 stashed

10 projects

208 Su

30 stashed

16 projects

209 Su

7 stashed

1 project

903 Su

21 stashed

3 projects

Arcade Fire

11 stashed

5 projects


5 stashed

2 projects

Painted Desert

7 stashed

1 project


6 stashed

4 projects

Unique Handpaint

6 stashed

1 project

Winter Forest

8 stashed

5 projects