Add a little sparkle to your next dye pot! Three plies of merino/nylon are spun with a ply of lurex for a soft, durable yarn with sparkle. A lot of time was spent working with our spinners to get the blend just right for "Stardust". There is enough lurex to add sparkle, without the scratchiness often associated with lurex yarns, and extra-fine merino for a soft handle. Add nylon and you have durability too! The silver lurex retains its strength and shine through the dyeing process and is well plied with the wool, making it a pleasure to work with. Please note that Lurex is metal, so please don't use a microwave to dye this yarn.
Weight: 1 / Sock / Fingering
Unit weight: The mini skein is 0.7 oz (20 grams) and the full skein is 3.5 oz (100 grams).
Approximate yardage: The mini skein is 87 yards (80 meters) and the full skein is 437 yards (400 meters).
Fiber content: 75% Superwash Extrafine (19.5 micron), Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, and 5% Silver Lurex. Please note that Lurex is metal, so please don't use a microwave to dye this yarn.
Texture: 4-ply (3 wool /nylon plies with 1 lurex ply)
Put up: Twisted Hank
Recommended Needle Size: 1.5 - 4 (US) / 2.5 - 3.5 mm
Gauge (stocking stitch): 28 stitches by 36 rows over a 4" (10cm) square on size 3 (3.25mm) needles
Care: Machine wash on gentle cycle with gentle wool soap. Lay flat to dry. Hand wash to give your finished products a longer life.
Country of origin: U.K.
Browse 91 colors of our no-fuss Country Classics Dye here. This all-in-one dye can easily transform Wool, Silk, Nylon, and many other protein-based fibers into the color of your dreams with ease! This particular yarn contains Lurex, which is metal, so please do not dye this yarn in a microwave.
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