Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Wool
Weight: Worsted Weight
Knitting Gauge: 4.5-5 sts=1” on #6-9 needles (4.0mm-5.5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11-14 sc=4” on I-K hooks
Yards: 110
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Machine Wash Gentle/Tumble Dry Low

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4.142857 out of 5 stars

Wool of the Andes Superwash

$3.69 50g / ball


Our classic worsted wool yarn meets easy-care machine washability! Wool of the Andes Superwash has the same sturdy yet soft feel that you know and love, now with even more versatility.

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5 out of 5 stars

I haven't exactly finished my projects on this, but I've done lots of swatching, a bit of washing, tons of knitting, and yes, even some ripping back. This is definitely a sturdy wool that stands up to a lot. The colours are great, they looked a little blah on the skein, but once I knitted up the swatches the colours really popped and I could see I made the right choices. This is a great wool at a good price. I'm working with Haze Heather, Rouge, and Fairy Tale, making custom designed outerwear sets for family members... and myself. :)

5 out of 5 stars

I make a lot of knit items for babies and kids and had in the past used acrylic since it's washable and easy. I recently made the switch to this and LOVE it. Ordering more right now for a baby blanket. It's very soft, and I love that it's washable. Plus, since I'm now using a natural fiber I can do more intricate patterns that require blocking. And it's so affordable - I'm a total convert.

2 out of 5 stars

I bought the Amythest Heather for a girls sweater. It knitted up beautifully but I was disappointed with the look of the garment after it was washed. The heather part of the yarn came to the surface and it looks like it was felted. There was a design in the sweater and it was totally lost in the washing process. I would not recommend that it be machine washed.

4 out of 5 stars

I love Wool of the Andes, but compared to the merino superwash it is a bit scratchier. Yet, for the price and lovely color selection I’m willing to go for it.

4 out of 5 stars

I found that this yarn was amazing when it was steam blocked. I have recently resumed double knitting and consequently my stitches can be slightly uneven and require some 'tweaking' to even out. I went ahead and did that, but I still wasn't completely satisfied with how my gauge swatch was looking. Then I steam blocked the swatch. WOW!!! what a difference, all of the stitches evened up and all of the 'teenager' aspects (Lucy Neatby's euphamism) went away. If I want a worsted weight wool that's able to be washed, this is where I'll be coming again...

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this stuff!! I've done an adult sweater and 2 kids sweater with this and I'm so happy with the result. It softens up a ton after a wash and is super comfy :)

4 out of 5 stars

The greatness of WOTA but washable!