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Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Weight: DK Weight
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1" on #5 needles (3.75mm)
Crochet Gauge: 12–17 sc = 4'' on 7-I hooks (4.5mm - 5.5mm)
Yards: 123
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Machine wash gentle cold, dry flat

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4.888888 out of 5 stars

Swish DK Yarn

$4.69 50g / ball

Swish is the superwash of knitters’ dreams! By selecting high grade Merino wool (20.5 microns), we have been able to produce a machine washable yarn that is super soft - definitely worthy of being worn against a baby's skin. Just the ticket for children’s clothes, afghans, charity knitting and gift knitting. No need to worry about the care your knitting will receive since this yarn can be machine washed and will come out even softer than before! The DK weight is ideal for color work and Fair Isle, making warm and colorful hats, mittens, pullovers, even baby bootees.

Note: For best machine wash results, turn the garment inside out and wash in cold water on a delicate cycle. You may want to wash projects made from darker colors by themselves for the first few washes in case the yarn bleeds a bit.

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"I love this yarn - it's so soft, washable, and comes in beautiful colors.  When it's knit at more of a worsted gauge, the fabric is so light and drapy, yet snuggly too!"
-Amy, Knit Picks customer

"My order arrived and I am very pleased. It IS soft enough for a baby and the colors are beautiful. And I don't have to worry about someone being afraid to wear it for fear of washing it. Thank you so much, I can't wait to knit it up!" Julie N., Knit Picks customer

5 out of 5 stars

I was a little disappointed in the feel of this yarn at first, it seemed a little too scratchy for something that touches the face. But after a wash, it becomes *incredibly* soft and drapey. I think this is going to become my go-to merino wool!

5 out of 5 stars

Ordering yarn is always such a gamble but this yarn is a total winner. It's crazy soft and the colors are amazing. I ordered Gulfstream, Peapod, Cormeal, White, Coal, Dove Heather and Cobblestone Heather. All were true to color, but I have to say the written descriptions of the colors are very accurate as well and I found them super helpful in choosing my colors. As a note, I would love to see this yarn in 100g balls just so I don't have to have so many balls rolling around here when working a project. This knits up quickly and easily. I had no trouble with it and was able to blaze through the stuffed toy I was making. Thanks Knitpicks for this awesome, affordable, super soft, beautiful yarn!

5 out of 5 stars

What gorgeous yarn at a great price. I am knitting children's sweaters with it. Very soft and colors are clear and bright. Just love SWISH!

5 out of 5 stars

Oh my goodness... just got my first order of Swish DK and wish I would have ordered it in about a dozen more colors and also in worsted!! For the price, this has to be the MOST gorgeous yarn I have found anywhere! It is incredibly soft and cozy - softest wool I've found so far! Going to be making a reversible stocking hat for hubby with this yarn... he will absolutely LOVE the softness and cozy feel!! Can't wait to get it finished! Will definitely be ordering more Swish, in both DK and worsted. (are there more swish weights? Off to have a look!) And I really appreciate how quickly I received my order - fabulous! Also love the free shipping available... as soon as I have another "extra" $50, I'll be ordering again! :) Fabulous yarn and very good price on it!

5 out of 5 stars

This Swish yarn is sooooo soft and works well with the knitting needle. It's just a beautiful material that is price exceptionally. I got Jade and Peapod to create a vivid two tone sweater by Holli Yeoh. I'm very satisfied with this purchase.

5 out of 5 stars

I really like this yarn. I got it on sale for an afghan I'm making. I wish I could've gotten more but it's still very good at under $5 a skein. It's very stretchy so I think it'd be nice for garments and colors are vibrant. It's also soft but durable. I crochet so I can't speak for knitters but it snags sometimes. It's easy enough to take out the stitch but beware knitters. I'm not sure how your project would hold up.

5 out of 5 stars

I'm using this to knit the Braid Hills Cardigan, as a substitute for the much more expensive Blacker Swan yarn. I think it's lovely; it's very soft and the stitch definition is excellent. Since it's superwash, the stitches don't stick to each other and unknitting back to a mistake is easy; however, this also means if you drop a stitch it is more difficult to retrieve it. All in all, I love this yarn and I'm already looking at other colors for future Braid Hills.

4 out of 5 stars

Just bought my forst two skeins in bordeaux and doe colorways Love the deepness of colors but I actually thought this yarn would be a bit thicker maybe because Im used to swish bulky .... Either way Im using it in a baby blanket it knits up well just a little time consuming

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE Swish in all its weights! Wonderfully soft, drapey, brilliant colors. Affordable and perfect.