Studio special: Chunkette 100% extra fine Merino wool super chunky hand dyed yarn – ‘Dancing in the Dark’

Studio special £20.00 £18.00   / 100g skein

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Shade: Dancing in the Dark – Rich, dark purple shades, mottled with rust and plum tones. This batch is a ‘studio special’, part of a test of our repeatable shades on this new yarn base. This batch is a little less dark, more saturated and with paler areas than the same shade on our regular yarns.

About this yarn

  • 100% extra fine Merino superwash wool (19.5 micron)
  • Farmed in Australia (non-mulesed), spun in Italy
  • 100g skeins, approx. 100m (109 yards)
  • Super chunky/super bulky weight
  • 9-10mm needles recommended
  • Suggested tension: 10 stitches/16 rows to 10 cm (4 inches) using 10mm needles
  • Machine washable on wool programme at 30°C

Chunkette is a super-chunky with the finesse of a fluffy cloud. It’s noticeably softer than our Phlump yarn but also more resilient – you could say it’s a bit of a unicorn!

The secret is an unusual chain (or “chainette”) structure, which provides strength alongside airiness and warmth.

This yarn is perfect for cosy accessories and extra-warm garments, especially for those who want something super soft and luxurious against their skin. It gives a zingy, vibrant quality to our hand-dyed colours.

Chunkette has a round profile that gives beautiful definition to simple stitches. We also love it for jumbo cables and brioche. Extra fine merino has more drape than most types of wool fleece, and you will notice that stitches relax a little after blocking (don’t skip that swatch!) but keep their shape well with wear.

You can machine wash your projects if you wish, although garments will look better for longer if hand-washed with minimum agitation, the spun in the machine to remove excess water. We recommend that woollens are dried flat, which is especially important for super-chunky projects as they can easily distort with the weight of absorbed water.



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