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VIYS


Very Important Yarn Specifications aka VIYS

In the studio I'm always listening to customers and what their wants are. With that being said, this page will be updated as new yarn bases get added. If you would want to see something added please contact me at christine@uniquesapphire.com

Fingering 

Merino Wool Characteristics - soft and extremely fine fibers they are breathable, static resistant, odor resistant, and both warm and cool. The downside is super short staple length and will pill overtime if not properly cared for. 

Merino Nylon

  • 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon
  • 100g/328 yds per skein, 3 ply

Merino Single High Twist

  • Base - 100% Superwash Merino
  • 100g/400 yds per skein

Silk Characteristics - Super strong natural fiber, but looses 20% of it's strength when wet. Very poor elasticity (it will not bounce back) and will remain stretched. So be careful when washing, I always recommend handwashing.

Merino Silk High Twist

  • Base - 70% Superwash Merino 30%Nylon
  • 100g/438 yards per skein

Yak Characteristics - Strong and super soft with a mircon count around 16, which competes equally to Cashmere fibers. Yak also is static and odor resistant, non allergenic, and extremely durable. 

Merino Yak Nylon

  • Base - 70% Superwash Merino 20% Yak 10% Nylon
  • 100g/437 yds per skein, 3 ply

Polwarth Characteristics - Super strong, longer staple length, and next to skin with a micron count between 22-25. It's noted that Polwarth has great elasticity, durability, bounce and drape. This breed is 75% Merino and a Lincoln bred for awesomeness. 

Polwarth Fingering

  •  Base 100% Superwash Polwarth
  • 100g/437 yds per skein

Blue Faced Leicester - BFL Characteristics - Long staple length (3-6 inches), next to skin soft with a micron count of 24-28. BFL has nice sheen, excellent drape, and elasticity.

BFL Fingering

  • Base 100% Superwash BFL
  • 100g/437 yds per skein

DK/ Light Worsted

  • Base 100% Superwash Polwarth
  • 100g/246 yds per skein

Worsted

Donegal Tweed - Merino Nylon Neps

  • Base - 85% Superwash Merino 15% Nylon Neps
  • 100g/183 yds per skein, 2 ply