Collection: 4 ply/fingering

4 ply, or fingering weight is such a useful, versatile weight of yarn, equally great for light sweaters, shawls and socks.

Currently I have two fingering weight yarns available; a high twist superwash Merino and an untreated NZ Polwarth/Alpaca.

The Merino has a perfect amount of bounce, while still having enough drape for a shawl when knitted on larger needles.  I've tested to see if it is robust enough for socks, and it's performed as well as most other sock yarns I've tried.  I can also highly recommend it for sweaters, as well as shawls and baby clothes. It is 100% superwash Merino and comes in 100g/365m skeins.

The Polwarth/Alpaca was grown in New Zealand and spun by Wild Earth Yarns, in the South Island.   It is light, and delightfully soft, and has a tiny amount of fluff, which makes colourwork easy.  I do NOT recommmend it for socks, but shawls or scarves and sweaters are a treat to wear.  Fair warning - it has pilled for me, although I found the pills have been easy to remove.  As it is untreated, I recommend only washing gently by hand, to prevent felting.  It is 80% Polwarth and 20% Alpaca and comes in 100g/400m skeins.

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  • Merino 4 ply high twist - Antique rose
    Merino 4 ply high twist - Antique rose
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  • Merino 4 ply high twist - Greenspace
    Merino 4 ply high twist - Greenspace
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  • Merino 4 ply high twist - Smoky blues
    Merino 4 ply high twist - Smoky blues
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  • Merino 4ply high twist - Midnight blues
    Merino 4ply high twist - Midnight blues
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  • Merino 4 ply high twist -Tawny
    Merino 4 ply high twist -Tawny
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  • Merino 4 ply high twist - Cave depths
    Merino 4 ply high twist - Cave depths
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  • Merino 4 ply high twist - Dragonscales
    Merino 4 ply high twist - Dragonscales
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  • Merino 4 ply high twist - Old gold
    Merino 4 ply high twist - Old gold
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