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Description

WHAT’S HER STORY?

An exciting “blow yarn” made from soft baby alpaca and cozy and warm merino wool. As implied in blow yarn, this quality has an unique construction where instead of spinning, the fibres of baby alpaca and merino wool are air blown into a tube together. This makes the garments made in this yarn about 30-35% lighter than those made with conventional spun yarns of the same thickness.

 

Made in Peru / EU

FAMOUS FOR…

DROPS Air is a light, airy yarn that feels beautiful against the skin, which makes it perfect for accessories, shawls, sweaters and jackets in both textured and cable patterns. Garments made in DROPS Air are totally itch-free, which means everyone can wear them!

 

YARN FACTS

  COMPOSITION

          65% SuperFine Alpaca, 28% Polyamide, 7% Merino

  SUGGESTED KNITTING NEEDLE SIZE

           5 mm (US 8)

  SUGGESTED CROCHET HOOK SIZE

               5 MM (US H)

   YARN WEIGHT

            10 ply / aran

            50 grams = 150 metres (164 yards)

  TENSION SWATCH

             10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows

  HOW TO WASH

            Hand wash with wool detergent, max 30°C, once done, roll in a clean towel to remove excess water and dry flat. Feltable

YARN COMBINATIONS

For warm and light garments that feel wonderful on your skin, try combining DROPS Air with DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk.

 

Suggested knitting needle / crochet hook size: 9 mm

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 24 Reviews
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LB
05/14/2021
Livia B.
GB GB
Gorgeous yarn

I only used the yarn for a swatch to see what can I make of it..A cardigan..Very soft, knits up well

KH
04/09/2021
Karen H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
As soft as it looks

This yarn is sooooooo soft. When it knits up, it feels so similar to an item I spent a fortune on using cashmere. Will be buying more as soon as I find a pattern for it - but this time it will be for me!

JS
03/24/2021
Julie S.
GB GB
Drops Air

Excellent, as a new knitter I found this wool really easy to work with and I was

JW
03/18/2021
Jean W.
GB GB
Beautiful soft wool

This is so soft and light, as advertised and lovely when knitted. I have knitted one side of a Drops jumper in Denim Blue and it has come up very well. The Drops pattern is knitted in two strands, on circular needles, which I am not a fan of, and I have to keep checking that I have not caught only one strand in the stitch, because the wool being so light it is easy to do. I find the tension puzzling though. I checked it, as I usually do when knitting and adapt accordingly rather than change needles, and found I was doing 2 less stitches to 10cm etc, so I should have gone to larger sized needles but chose not to because the finished side actually measured 6 cm less than it shows on the pattern chart, although I was knitting the correct amount of stitches the pattern said. I don’t mind as I wanted it less baggy. When I had finished one side I had the correct amount of wool left for the rest of the jumper. I am an experienced knitter so this is not beginner’s problem. So, if you use the Drops pattern adjust the tension/sizing to your needs.

HC
03/17/2021
Hazel C.
GB GB
Like little clouds

Such a beautiful yarn to work with, the finish is so soft and cosy! I made a vest and I’ve hardly taken it off since I finished it!