This fabulous yarn has been added to our line up by popular request from our lovely customers! We are thrilled with it!
Supersoft by Holst Garn is one of those special yarns that hasn't been orverworked or processed and has a classic charm about it.
It's a non-superwash, pure new wool blend of 50% Merino wool and 50% Shetland wool which works really well for colourwork, knitting and crochet. This yarn has bags of character, and that beautiful sheepy scent that so many of us love!
More importantly, Supersoft is a Shetland-type yarn which is sold unwashed (i.e. it contains spinning oil) and which “blooms” and softens considerably when washed. We recommend washing and drying your gauge/tension swatch before measuring it!
And although it's called "Supersoft", some very sensitive people might find it not-soft-enough right next to the skin. For a "real wool" in the Shetland bracket, this one is definitely one of the softest, and it really does soften with washing.
Try it held together with a Silk Mohair - it's spectacular! And because it's on the thinner end of "4Ply-Fingering", the combo might give you the perfect gauge.
Per Holst - you can use a washing machine - on a cold delicate wool program, but we (at Tribe) would always recommend hand washing your precious knits.
Holst Garn was created by Helle Holst in Denmark. Helle has had a passion for yarn and knitting for as long as she can remember! She is the creator of a wonderful range of wholesome yarns as well as a successful Local Yarn Shop in Denmark.
Very happy that Tribe Yarns now stocks this versatile and affordable yarn in the UK. The variety of colours is great (although a few are snatched away already). Planning to use thi... view mores for the "Academic" colour work vest by Skeindeer, together with some other Holst Supersoft colours from stash :) view less