An unbelievably soft and luxurious blend of Fine Merino and Italian Cashmere, Merino Cloud is unlike any other yarn!
This Fingering Weight yarn contains an exceptionally high quality cashmere which makes it super soft and as light as a cloud, but with tons of loft and body, and exquisite drape and stitch definition.
And since Artyarns are masters of colours and dyeing, and this yarn takes pigment so well, expect to be wowed! We think this yarn is perfect for socks, hats, shawls, light garments and even baby stuff!
We get new colours every 2 months, and they are never usually repeated. If you see an older colourway which is sold out, let us know and we will see if we can get it for you (minimum order 3 skeins).
[PS - Merino Cloud has a great deal of loft. It is soft enough to be worked as a fingering weight on 3.75mm needles (yielding 5.5 sts per inch) or as a heavy fingering on 4mm needles (yielding 5 sts per inch), or as a dk weight on 4.5mm needles (yielding 4.5 sts per inch).
Because of the loft in the yarn in fills in nicely and does not result in too-holey fabric. Because of the softness in the yarn, it can actually be knitted even on 2mm (size 0) needles, and would still not be too stiff!]
Ingredients: 80% Fine Merino 20% Italian Cashmere
Length: 400m (440yd)
Gauge: Fingering 3.75 mm - 4 mm (US 5 - 6) 22 st = 10cm (4")
Artyarns was founded in 2002 by Iris Schreier, a celebrated knitwear author whose work appears in major knitting media outlets.
Artyarns fibers are manufactured in the United States. We strongly believe in local sourcing of materials and equipment. We utilize energy efficient systems and sustainable materials. Artyarns collaborates only with countries who follow International Labor Organization Standards.
I love knitting with this yarn. The colours are rich (BlackBerry sorbet is divine), and the yarn glides on the needles without being too slippy. It relaxes beautifully when blocked...view more, and produces warm but not too thick FOs. I’m already planning my next jumper in this. view less