Knit Picks – Handmade is Love
At Knit Picks, we believe in the power of handmade—the ability to transform a humble skein of yarn into countless possibilities, the sense of self we impart onto what we create. Handmade is a choice. It is time and effort set aside; it is willingness to slow down; it is a universal way of saying “You are loved”.
We go right to the source and work directly with trusted mills and manufacturers around the world. Our hands-on approach from start to finish gives us the freedom to make the yarns and tools you want at lower prices without ever sacrificing quality.
Wool of the Andes
This value pack contains 10 full-sized balls of Wool of the Andes (1 each in Dove Heather, White, Oyster Heather, Mink Heather, Cloud, Marble Heather, Briar Heather, Pumice Heather, Bittersweet Heather, and Coal), 1100 yards (~1000 m) total:
- 100% Peruvian Highland wool
- US: worsted weight, CYC #4/medium, UK: Aran, AUS: 10 ply
- 110 yards (~100 m)/50g (~1.75 oz) ball
- Recommended for US 6 (4 mm) to US 9 (5.5 mm) size needles and US I (5.5 mm) to US K (6.5 mm) hooks
- Care instructions: hand wash and dry flat
Our classic worsted wool yarn is spun and plied carefully to achieve a wonderfully balanced twist. A sturdy yet soft yarn with excellent stitch definition and heirloom durability. Peruvian sheep are a cross between Corriedale (for sturdiness) and Merino (for softness), producing a strong fiber with an excellent softness quotient for a wide variety of uses. For the sweater you’ll wear a thousand times or the blanket you’ll use every night, this Peruvian wooly wonder will never let you down.