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Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Wool
Weight: Bulky
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
Yards: 137
Grams: 100
Put Up: Hank
Care: Machine Wash/Tumble Dry Low

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4.066666 out of 5 stars

Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky

$7.39 100g / Hank


Wool of the Andes Bulky is now machine washable! Our classic yarn, spun and carefully plied to achieve a wonderfully balanced twist, is now available in an easy-care option. Dramatic stitch patterns and large cables are appealingly displayed, with many great colors to choose from. We love using it to knit up simple, comfortable sweaters that can now be machine washed.
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3 out of 5 stars

The wool is pretty bulky as expected, fairly easy to work with, but it's not as soft as I expected it to be. It will be warm, for sure, but not sure I would make more items with this particular wool.

3 out of 5 stars

Great yarn and color, just not as bulky as I expected it to be.

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this yarn and wish I bought more. I purchased 4 colours and they were true to if not better than displayed. I used a bamboo hook at 6.5mm and it worked up really easily. I made a crocheted blanket 70cm x 70cm and had it completed in 3 nights. I haven't washed it yet but would love to see how it does wash up. It feels soft, not super soft but soft enough and sturdy. I am going to buy more right now. The right yarn at the right price with the right colours for my crochet blanket making.

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this yarn in Solstice Heather, and I loved it! It knitted up beautifully, and the sweater looked amazing. It was pretty soft (not as soft as Alpaca, but not as itchy as traditional wool), and didn't itch. I'd definitely purchase this brand again for future products.

4 out of 5 stars

This is soft wool (not super super soft, but definitely nice). I just received the Fjord Heather which is a stormier, darker color than I'd expected. I found it kind of drab, but interesting and neutral. My coworkers loved it however and one is actually purchasing it from me so I don't need to return. The picture is not quite accurate on the screen.

3 out of 5 stars

The yarn is inexpensive and the color is nice but it feels rough and doesn't slide nicely on the needles, it almost feels sticky and I have very slick metal needles. I bought the yarn to make a sweater for my toddler and I am not sure she will be willing to wear it as it is not very soft. I have not washed it yet, so I am hoping that perhaps that will soften it up a little bit. Because of the lack of glide on the needles I will probably not buy this yarn again.

4 out of 5 stars

QUESTION: Since this is 'machine washable' does that mean it's not a good wool to FELT? Any suggestions about the best bulky wool yarn to FELT? Thanks.

5 out of 5 stars

This is beautiful yarn to work with. It doesn't feel bulky while in the skein but blooms as you knit with it. I just finished a crib blanket and it is so soft and plush. It's going to a baby in wet Vancouver, BC so I'm sure it will be useful in their weather.

4 out of 5 stars

The bulky yarn is also more convenient for my arthritic hands and less hard on my carpal tunnel issues. The yarn is of course cuddly soft and feels good to the fingers as natural wool will. A local yarn shop regularly receives my patronage and swifts the hanks for me at no charge. This bulky yarn knits up nicely on my #10 Kollage square circular needles.

3 out of 5 stars

This seems more like a heavy worsted to me than a bulky yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

I am very pleased with the quality of this yarn. It seems to be softer than regular WOTA bulky and it's not scratchy on my skin. It knits up quick and makes a lovely fabric although I don't feel it's a true "bulky" at least for my taste. I would call it chunky yarn or heavy worsted, as I have to use a US 8 or 9 to produce a good fabric. Overall though I am very happy and love this yarn. Takes no time at all to wind into a ball.

5 out of 5 stars

I love all your products but I would really like to be able to make items using Boise State University Colors (Orange and Blue), so when will you be making a true orange in this yarn?

3 out of 5 stars

I really like the quality of the yarn, but the camel heather is a little darker than in the picture and it has a greenish tone to it.

5 out of 5 stars

this is a great bulky yarn which knits up quickly in whatever pleasing color has been purchased. although i understand customers' desire for convenience, i find rolling hanks of yarn into balls to be calming. my one caveat is that yarns on a computer screen appear paler than they do in person. i purchased the delft heather, almost a milky blue on the screen, but closer to air force blue in hand. not displeasing, just different. be aware.

4 out of 5 stars

How expensive would it be to produce this in a ball rather than a skein? If I purchase a skein at a yarn shop, they will wind it into a cake for me at no charge. For that reason, I tend to purchase skeins through my yarn shop.