Luft is a bulky, lightweight miracle. A chainette tube of the finest Pima cotton is filled with Ultimate Merino fleece for a season-spanning, durable yarn that is a pleasure to work with and to wear.
We love this yarn for light, cozy sweaters and shawls that can go from a cool summer evening to a brisk, windy fall day. Plus, it feels great to knit. Stay warm without feeling like you're wearing a parka!
Why we love Woolfolk
"Woolfolk yarns combine the highest quality wool with ethical, sustainable practices. The fiber they use, Ultimate Merino®, doesn’t happen by chance, but by the innovative efforts of farmers to produce the very best wool fiber while being land stewards of the Patagonian Grasslands. Woolfolk brings this exquisitely soft and lustrous fiber in handknitting yarns that preserves the unique attributes of this luxurious wool.
"The presence of coarse fibers in wool create “prickle” — the main obstacle to wearing and working with wool. Most wool products have a high percentage of over 30 microns - the diameter measure of a strand of fiber. Ultimate Merino® has a micron count of 17.5, and combines the hand of cashmere with the wear of merino. The long cylindrical fibers, with a surface that is smoother due to elongated, flat scales, reflect light and absorb dye better than elliptical fibers, resulting in lustrous yarns with deep and lasting hues."
109 yards (100 meters)
50 grams (1.76 ounces)
11 sts / 18 - 22 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 11 or 5.5 - 8.0mm
5.5mm (I) - 8mm (L)
55% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino® and 45% Organic Pima Cotton
Source of fiber
Hand wash, lay flat to dry
Images courtesy of Woolfolk