This is another of our curated high quality yarns from Adriafil.
WoolCot is mixed fibre DK with a very interesting spin (I've added a picture of a strand of it to show this construction). The ultrafine coloured merino core is surrounded by mesh of organic neutral coloured cotton. The finished fabric is quite dense but very lightweight. It is sold as a DK and does knit to tension using the correct needles but will also knit to a lightweight aran tension by just going up in size in needles so it doubles its potential. Because of its make-up, WoolCot has 150m on 50g so goes a long way making it more economical than the price would suggest. You can find the yarn here on our website.
56% extra merino/44% organic cotton polyamide sold in 50g/150m balls
Knits to DK tension of 21 stitches x 27 rows on 4mm needles OR Jenny achieved an Aran tension of 18 stitches x 24 rows on 5mm needles
Machine wash on 30° (wool wash)
This is a luxury yarn ideal for garments and accessories.
There is some pattern support in the latest Adriafil pattern book (available in our shop) but it will work for most DK and light Aran or Worsted patterns
Jenny has test-knitted this and found it gentle on the hands. It is soft to work with but quite ‘sticky’ – it might be difficult to use with bamboo or wooden needles so benefits from slippy metal or plastic ones instead.
Often natural fibres have around a third less metres/ball than synthetics but this one is very similar to Stylecraft Special DK (same metres per 100g) so it goes a long way. The finished fabric is very soft and when knitted as DK it produces quite a dense fabric while remaining very lightweight.
If you are willing to experiment and make test tension squares, you can use it for both DK and Aran patterns. Suitable for both knit and crochet with good stitch definition.
(0= not itchy at all 'I could wear this next to my skin' and 5 =very itchy 'I can't wear this'
Ruth's rating: 2
Jenny's rating: 3
This is a high quality mixed fibre yarn with a which feels soft when knitted up and has some pattern support from Adriafil. More accessible to all budgets than at first sight because of the metres/ball.
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