This luxe DK yarn looks as good as it sounds. It is two-thirds rich custard color mixed with one-third caramelized sugar. The custard is lightly speckled with the burnt sugar hue. This design makes assigned pooling projects easy or will knit or crochet up with little hits of color throughout. Super fun and super pretty. It pairs nicely with several of our other colorways, too.
The extra-fine merino wool (19.5 microns) is especially cushy and feels great on sensitive skin. It's blended with a bit of nylon for extra durability -- perfect for long-wearing projects like fingerless gloves, scarves, and socks (yay -- DK sock yarn!).
Created by us in our home state of Washington using professional commercial dyes that won't fade or bleed, because we steam-set them and then wash and rinse each one thoroughly.
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- Laid Edges -- FREE Sock knitting pattern from by Kellie Macpherson on Ravelry
- Amplitude Beanie -- a knitting pattern by Blue Daffodil Crafts
- Happy Clusters hat - a knitting pattern by A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co.
- How to Crochet the "Assigned Pooling" method -- a video overview explaining the concept by J. Hook Crochet (helpful for knitters as well as crocheters)
ABOUT THE YARN:
- 100 grams / 225m (246 yards)
- 4-ply DK-Weight Yarn
- 85% Superwash Extrafine Merino (19.5 micron)
- 15% Nylon Yarn
- Hand Wash in cool water / Dry Flat
- Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm (US 4 - 7) needles and E-G Hook
- Gauge (stockinette stitch): 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 4mm (US 6) needles
Note: The fibers used in our yarn base are produced and processed in ways that do not harm the animals or the environment. We only use yarn made from shorn or naturally shed wool that is certified as mulesing-free.
This is my first time to use Global Backyard’s bulky yarn and I love it. The 100% Superwash Merino Wool is so soft and has a beautiful natural sheen. At first I thought the yarn would be slippery, like silk yarns; but to my delight it was not slippery and just so easy to work with. I will definitely continue to support Global Backyard. P.S. I have also used their sock yarn base and that is also a dream to use. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to my future yarn selections and projects with both yarn bases. Thank you Global Backyard!
I will be pairing this skein with other skeins for a Stephen West shawl this spring. The base is wonderful and I will enjoy knitting with it again..