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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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4.285714 out of 5 stars

Wool of the Andes Superwash

$2.58 - $3.69 50g / ball  Original Price: $3.69


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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4 out of 5 stars

I'm making a sweater from the book "New American Knits" with this yarn, and I am generally very pleased with it so far. I bought twelve balls in color Clarity, and at this point it looks like I'll have a few left over. I was so pleased that I could get the yarn for an entire sweater for less than $40, and I am pleased with the wide selection of color options. My only critiques are that I am having some trouble with accidentally inserting the needles between the individual plies of the yarn, but I've mostly been able to catch the mistakes right away. I like the moderate amount of stretch that this yarn provides--just your average knit-fabric stretch, but nothing more--and I will be interested to see how it washes. I'm definitely going to hand-wash first, and then we'll see how the cold hand-wash setting on my machine goes if doing it myself goes well. This is my first sweater, and I'm generally pleased all-around.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. I thought it was really scratchy at first, but after washing and wearing it has softened up a bit - soft enough that my baby enjoys cuddling the shawl I made. I used Fairytale and it is a vibrant jewel tone that really stands out.

5 out of 5 stars

I love the price, color selection and washability of this yarn. The colors matched up with what I was expecting from the website. I crocheted a ripple blanket with at least 8 different colors and hand washed it (as per instructions) and it turned out just fine.

4 out of 5 stars

Love the choices

5 out of 5 stars

This was my first yarn purchase from Knit Picks, and I have to say I was very happy with it. At first when I saw the yarn I wasn't too happy with it because it appeared darker than the photograph online. However, it was a perfect match for my winter coat! The color I purchased was cadet. I made a hat and matching scarf and I'm thinking of ordering more yarn to make matching mittens.

5 out of 5 stars

I've avoided wool forever as it makes me itch, but this Superwash is a pleasure to use. My first project has been completed - a 12 ft long 'Dr. Who' scarf for my son's 40th birthday. Its hard to say who is more pleased.

3 out of 5 stars

It's an ok yarn. Good value. Some of the colors are a little odd, would be nice to see some basics in addition to the multicolor heathers. My issue with this yarn was that I had to go down to a 5.5 st per inch gauge for 1x1 ribbing, otherwise it looked like sloppy lace it was so holey. It's really more of a dk in terms of gauge.

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!