An unbelievably soft and luxurious blend of Fine Merino and Italian Cashmere, Merino Cloud is unlike any other yarn!
This Fingering/Sport 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!
Every skein is individually hand-painted by artisans, and yet colourways are exceptionally repeatable across dye lots. You normally won't have to worry about alternating 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.
Worth cross checking colours with the artyarns website - I know it’s hand dyed, but the colours really vary. Beautiful, soft yarn, really inspirational. When I get five mins I’ll w... view moreind it on and start a shawl ? view less
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