Noventa is made of 100% Superwash Merino wool and comes with our particular singly ply twist. This provides the yarn with a slightly irregular texture which, along with a hand-dyed technique, produce a very complete product. The palette is quite bright and traslucid due to our dyeing techniques and the superwash process. We present a color card containing our classic and well known colors along with eight new ones that make their debut with this yarn (shown on this page). Beware! If you knit too quickly, it may not last!
Great for: Quick knits, textured stitches, hats, cowls, scarves and outerwear.
Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. Skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.
When we dye our yarns, the same formula is used each time but every batch of yarn is assigned a different dye lot number. The differences from one dye lot to another can be very subtle, or extremely noticeable, specially on variegated yarns.
When we assign a dye lot number the main use is to identify which skeins can be labeled and packed together. After our quality control team checks the skeins, they go to the labeling section and then are put in bags of five or ten (depending on the yarn).
Once the bags get to the yarn stores, most skeins go to different shelves where they can get mixed. The dye lot code is really helpful when you try to find skeins that match.
Unfortunately, we don't have a record of which yarn store receives a specific dye lot and it's impossible for us to find out where you can find the same dye lot skeins.
The colors shown on photos are illustrated as reference, as mentioned above, they can differ on more or less of one tone, due to the hand-dyed process.
Yarn Weight: Heavy Bulky
Yarn Texture: Single ply
Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (82 meters)
Skein Weight: 125 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge: 9-11 sts = 4 inches
Needle Size: US 10-13 or 6-9 mm
Hook Size: US J-10 to M/N-13 or 6-9 mm
Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool