Fat Wool Merino is giant wool for extreme knitting and for 45-55mm needles (US100+). This wool is raw wool and it has the finest quality. You can use this wool for knitting interior textiles and accessories - blankets, throws, shawls, scarfs, pillows and cushions - almost anywhere where soft and luxurious touch is required. After knitting we recommend that you felt the knit gently in warm water as this delicate wool pills easily. You can also use it without felting too - without felting this wool needs very gentle care and it needs to be dry cleaned.
For example for a small blanket you need 2 kilos of Fat Wool (2 cones). For a medium blanket 3 kilos (3 cones) is good and for a kingsize throw you will need up to 8 kilos (8 cones).
Skein size: L-size (1000g = 2.2lbs)
Needles: 45-55mm (US 100+++)
Gauge: 2sts = 10 cm (4 inches)
1kg (1 cone) of wool equals about 50 meters (2.2lbs equals about 170 ft)
Washing: cold water, hand wash (if felted, otherwise dry clean)
NOTE! This wool is unspun raw wool so we don't call this yarn as it is not spun. Our other items are spun so they have went through spinning and washing process which means they are not so sensible and the knits knitted with them are not in need of felting. Our yarns or wools do not have a core of any kind so they are softer and more flexibile than the ones with the core. We sell the yarn by weight and it is handmade so the length might vary (+-5-20%) but the weight is weight.
|Gauge||2sts = 10 cm (4 inches)|