Fiber Content: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Weight: Sport Weight
Knitting Gauge: 6 sts = 1" on #3-5 needles (3.25mm-3.75mm)
Crochet Gauge: 16–20 sc = 4'' on E-7 hooks
Yards: 137
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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4.305555 out of 5 stars

Wool of the Andes Sport Yarn

$2.79 50g / ball


Our popular Wool of the Andes yarn is now available in sport weight, making it perfect for affordable projects at a finer gauge. A sturdy yet soft yarn with excellent stitch definition and heirloom durability. Peruvian sheep are a cross between Corriedale (for the sturdiness) and Merino (for the softness), producing a strong fiber with an excellent softness quotient for a wide variety of uses. Felts beautifully.
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3 out of 5 stars

The yarn itself is soft and lovely. I’m using it for a baby blanket and I think it’ll hold up nicely. However, I’m really unhappy with the color on the site compared to the actual yarn - mostly with the ‘solstice heather’ color. From the site, it looks like a lovely dark blue with bright overtones but the actual yarn actually looks black until you look at it up close. I hope it will lighten up when it’s next to lighter colors but I may have to search for a quick replacement locally as this is a quick project I need to finish.

3 out of 5 stars

I bought the pattern and yarn for the "Bistort Pullover," and ran out of the "25960 Thirst Heather wool of the Andes" on Row 35. I now have to order another skein of it. I'm hoping I don't run out of any other colors. I was also not to keen on how harsh the wool felt. I thought it would be much softer. I see one of the reviewers say, "I soaked in cold water and wow what a color bleed." I'm now worried about that with my sweater.

5 out of 5 stars

LISTEN UP PEOPLE!! If you search for BARE Wool of the Andes, you will find it by it's self, in 100 gram skeins, and it is your OFF WHITE color!!! I bought 6 skeins of it, and I adore knitting with it! I am now going to buy the 50 gram skeins in the other colors I want, and I will adore them as well! This yarn is affordable, and will fill your knitting needs. It will soften after washing, and will hold up very well! REMEMBER! You have to look for the BARE Wool of the Andes separately, but they DO have it! I love this yarn!!

5 out of 5 stars

I love this wool. Just finished two beautiful sweaters. One was color work design and the other a cardigan with texture. I get so many compliments and the way they both turned out. Stitch definition is really crisp . It does feel harsh in the skein but it knits up softer and then with a good soak in a wool wash it really gets nice. I have knit many pairs of gloves and hats and even though I have sensitive skin I have no problem wearing any of the pieces.

4 out of 5 stars

I purchased this yarn to make a sweater as a birthday present. It's a little rough, but not all that different from wool yarns I can find in local stores but at a significantly reduced price. I expect it'll get softer after washing appropriately. However, I do take issue with having to rewind pretty much every single ball I was sent. Unlike most other yarns I've used in the past, there's no easy way to pull from the center of the ball; it's very much trial and error. Working from the outside tends to result in a tangled mess. I wouldn't mind so much except that this yarn is already wound in a neat little skein shape that SHOULD (and does, when I can find the end) allow center pulling. The colors are a little different than expected (midnight heather is more green than purple/red/blue), but not so off as to be terrible. All in all, it's a decent quality yarn at a very reasonable price.

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