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Fiber Content: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Weight: Bulky Weight
Knitting Gauge: 3 - 3.75 sts = 1" on #10 - 11 needles (6.0mm-8.0mm)
Crochet Gauge: 8–11 sc = 4'' on K-M hooks (6.5mm - 9mm)
Yards: 137
Grams: 100
Put Up: hank
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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4.590909 out of 5 stars

Wool of the Andes Bulky Yarn

$3.99 100g / hank


Wool of the Andes Bulky is a classic wool yarn spun and plied carefully to achieve a wonderfully balanced twist. A sturdy yet soft yarn that we love using to quickly knit up simple, comfortable sweaters. Dramatic stitch patterns and large cables are appealingly displayed with this yarn. Recommended for felting - felted projects are finished quickly and have a satisfying heft to them.

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“Knit Picks- great yarn; great prices. I used Wool of the Andes for my Enchanted Forest Fingerless gloves and it is strong, the colors are vibrant, and the cost was low. I used 3 skeins for two gloves, and it cost me $2.19 per skein plus shipping- under $10!” www.zoescheffy.blogspot.com, February 2009

5 out of 5 stars

I agree with Susie, on all her points: The hand-painted version of this line was great, and I too wish I had purchased more for my stash. I bought the Robin's Nest (for obvious reasons!), Cherry, Forest, Firecracker (I think that's what the red/orange/yellow one), the black/grey/white, the purple/blue, and (can't remember what they were called), and made gorgeous blankets and throws with them, which are being enjoyed by their recipients. If you are going to bring anything back, please consider bringing the hand-painted line back. PS- I still have the 10 hanks of the Firecracker. Can't decide on whether to make something for myself or someone else.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn amd have used it for literally hundreds of projects. I really miss some of the colors.

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this yarn! Everything from the colors to the warmth... I'm just so sad that they did away with several of my favorite colors this year. Please bring the colors back... :'(

5 out of 5 stars

I really miss the wonderful color ways of your multicolored bulky wool yarns. I felt and it felted into such wonderful patterns. I wish I would have stocked up on your bulky yarns before they were discontinued. No need to publish this. Just wanted you know that the multi colors are missed.

5 out of 5 stars

This is one of my very favorite bulky yarns. Great wool to work with, and the stitch definition is beautiful. Great color selection and I think a great value.

5 out of 5 stars

Wool of Andes (Bulky) taught me my love of wool. I have so many fond memories of knitting because of this yarn. It will forever have a special place in my heart! Lovely to knit, dramatic stitch and cable definition, and hardy. I've had a pair of mittens I made from it for 4 years now, and the cable is still clear as day.

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE this yarn!!!! This is my first time ordering from knit picks. Project is working up beautifully , however when I tried to unwind the hanks of yarn into a ball the yarn kept tangling. I put the hank into a circle and attempted to wind it. It still became tangled and took quite a while to u ravel. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to unwind the hank without getting aggravated??? I will be ordering from knit picks again.

3 out of 5 stars

I like this yarn, its super soft and knits up well. My only complaint is that this is a worsted weight yarn, NOT a bulky. It gets 11 wpi, i checked it twice. I wish they would correct that so other people don't buy it thinking its a bulky when its really a worsted.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. It's one of my favorite if not my absolutely favorite line of yarn from KnitPicks. One complaint I do have, not regarding the yarn is that EVERY single time I order 2-day shipping, it takes just as long as standard shipping to get to me. It ships sooner, yes, but it doesn't get to me any faster. That doesn't make sense. I'm basically paying more for the same exact thing.

4 out of 5 stars

The quality of the yarn is rather nice, it's very smooth and round and felts nicelY. However, there is one color in particular that I've had a love-hate relationship with. Wallaby is actually very, very green in person. It's a pretty olive color, that i love, but it sadly didn't compliment the other color i got to make a fair isle sweater with. I'll use it for another project, but the description is definitely and should probably be revised.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. I think it's a bulky. I met gauge just fine on the bulky pattern I just finished making. After soaking and blocking, it is incredibly soft. I am extremely pleased with this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

I was nervous about buying this yarn because it was my first time to order from knit picks. I have to say I'm very happy with the yarn and the price. I'm not sure why some people were saying the yarn didn't seem like a bulky to them but more of a worsted. I wanna know what type of worsted yarn they have been knitting with, this is definitely a bulky yarn. GREAT buy!!!

3 out of 5 stars

I definitely wouldn't call this a bulky yarn, disappointed about that. I purchased the Wallaby, expecting a grayish color, but it is more on the side of an olive drab/fatigue color. I understand colors show differently on each monitor. Luckily I like this color. I do like the yarn itself. It has a nice feel to it.

4 out of 5 stars

I like the yarn. The thing is its NOT bulky weight. Its the same as every worsted weight yarn I have ever bought. Although i like the yarn I am annoyed at being misled.

5 out of 5 stars

I love all the Wool of the Andes but I use this the most. I have only had one issue with color bleeding and that was on the beach glass, all the other colors I have used there was no issue. I have found a few join knots but nothing that bothers me. It is a great buy for your bulky projects.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is so awesome! I ordered Blackberry, Lumberjack and Stormy all of which are very soft in my opinion for wool. I can't wait to get more of this!

4 out of 5 stars

This yarn is great. Very easy to work with, and in a beautiful color. It felt a bit scratchy when I first started working with it, but it softened throughout the process, and after soaking and blocking, it's nice and soft. There were a knot per skein, which wasn't ideal, and the dye stained the surface I used for blocking, but overall these were minor issues, and I'd definitely buy this yarn again.

5 out of 5 stars

I've used about 15 hanks of this yarn, and it has continuously impressed me. My project felted wonderfully, and there was no color bleeding. I've used seven colors, and all were very close to the advertised color. I have only found one knot joining the yarn, which is great for the amount I've used. The size 11 needles were good for felting, but I would go down a couple sizes for non-felted projects (I prefer a tight knit). Overall, a great yarn at a great price.

5 out of 5 stars

Definitely a bulky yarn.I got my gauge right off, and no splitting at all.Knits up quick and beautiful. Will use this yarn again

5 out of 5 stars

Color is lovely and yarn works up really well. I would say it definitely is a bulky yarn, but it's not overly difficult to work with and still has good definition and drape. Love it!

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. It knits up fast and its wool. The colors are beautiful and I find its nice against the skin. I've made sweaters and mitts from it and have never been disappointed. I use needle sizes 8 through 10 with it. I think you always check gauge with any pattern and change your needle size as appropriate for your project especially if you love the yarn! : ) I don't think you can go wrong for a warm sweater with this product. It's lovely.

3 out of 5 stars

The yarn itself is fine. It has a nice texture and the skein I bought (Wallaby) was the same colour as the picture. But, the thing is, this yarn is most definitely NOT bulky. It works better with size 7 or 8 needles, not 10 or 11. But besides that, it's lovely. (though I probably will have to return it, due to the fact it won't really work with my pattern)