Washed cotton added at 15% by weight to wool to produce a 2-ply, DK weight yarn yarn. The result is a little lighter and has a different appearance from our 100% wool yarns. There are white cotton flecks interspersed throughout the coloured wool, to give a tweed effect. The loftier nature of this yarn produces a gauge with slightly fewer stitches (21-22 stitches over 4 inches using stocking stitch and 4 mm (US6) needles) than our worsted spun 100% wool DKW yarn. Although it can be used with DKW in a project, you need to keep in mind that the W/C is not produced from superwash fibre, and so needs to be hand-washed. Any garment knit with W/C should also be hand-washed, even if it also has machine-washable yarn as well. The W/C comes in 100 g skeins (Approximately 300 yds) and is available in 14 hand-dyed colours and Natural White.
W/C Knitting Yarn Specifications
* 100 g Skeins – Approximately 300 yds
- 2-Ply Yarn
- 85% Wool/15% Cotton – Medium fine fibre
- Standard (non-Superwash) fibre - we recommend gentle hand-washing in cold water; lay flat to dry
- Stocking Stitch Gauge – 22 Stitches = 10 cm/4 inches using 4 mm/US6 needles
Ideal for lofty, traditional sweaters, vests and cardigans – very warm and light