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Drift is a custom spun yarn from New Zealand that's perfect for sock knitting! It's 80/20 Merino Superwash/Nylon and weighs in at 2,450 ypp. This 100-gram (3-1/2 oz.) cone has approximately 536 yards (490 meters).

It knits up beautifully on sock machines on every cylinder from the 54 on up to the 84. If you have wide foot, you can also knit it on the 96 and 100-slot cylinders at a loose tension. Hand knitters will use roughly American size needles 1 through 3.

What makes this yarn so special is that it's spun on a base of white wool and then naturally-colored wool is added, by hand, as the yarn is being spun, in the gently undulating pattern you see in the pictures. It's a perfectly balanced knitting yarn. It's soft and fluffy and doesn't kink or fall apart when you're working with it.

Drift has been Supwerwash treated in small batches in a local mill on the South Island of New Zealand. It sucks up dye beautifully, but retains the light and dark patterns.

DRIFT 80/20 Superwash Merino/Nylon Sock Yarn - Cocoa Brown - 100-gram skein


  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: merino wool, woolly nylon, nylon, wool, Superwash
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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