Worsted 100% Wool
- Happy Sheep
- 100% Wool
- 100 g (3.5 oz)
- Yarn Length:
- 160 m (175 yds)
- Yarn Weight:
- Recommended needles:
- 5.5 mm (US 9) - 6 mm (US 10)
- Knitting gauge:
- 16-17 stitches, 24 rows to 10 cm/4"
- Recommended crochet hook:
- 6 mm (US J-10) - 7 mm (US K-10.5)
- Care instructions:
- Hand wash recommended
Presenting a lush thick wool with a slightly rustic look, in big glorious 100-gram skeins. For this worsted / aran weight, we recommend a needle size 5.5 - 6 mm, which makes for a quick knit. Woolpower is easy to work with and is loosely spun, which gives a dazzling look to your finished projects. This yarn is also great for toasty afghans, jumpers, and cardigans.
View Woolpower and its amazing color-changing variations here. The colors transition from one color to the next and thus create beautiful, surprising hues. You can e.g. knit patterns with a color-changing variation on a one-colored background to create an interesting and different result.
Woolpower can also be felted and is very apt for felted slippers, mittens, and loads of luscious home decor.
Please be aware that the yarn's thickness varies quite a bit, providing the yarn with its very own expression.
The yarn is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified (no. 1976-294). Find more information about the certification at https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/
Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (60)
I used this for my very first learn to knit project, a simple garter stitch scarf, and it was easy to work with. The yarn has a lovely halo when knitted up. The thickness of the yarn varies from thin to thick throughout the skein, but surprisingly, my finished stitches looked uniform. It has a very subtle, pleasant wool scent. I highly recommend this yarn for beginners to start with. Years ago I tried and failed at learning how to knit, but had the wrong tools (slippery metal knitting needles and acrylic yarn). Learning how to knit with Happy Sheep Woolpower worsted weight and birch knitting needles made it so much easier.
I really, really love this wool! I'm currently knitting a sweater out of this and it is so soft. I have made the body and one arm and sadly ran out so I'm eagerly awaiting my next package. I bought the oat which wasn't exactly like the photo but that wasn't a problem because it's a really lovely colour. The oat has more purple/dusty pink tones to it than in the photo. What I love about this wool is that you can really tell its authentic because every now and then I come across tiny pieces of straw which must of been stuck in the sheep's coat! This is the perfect wool for anything soft and cozy, love it!
I was happily surprised by this wool. I was worried about the texture for such a well priced yarn, but I'm impressed by how soft it is. I wouldn't make baby clothes from it, but it works will for winter accessories for teens and adults. Maybe it's due to the way it's spun loosely, the texture in in between a roving and a classic yarn. It's a thick worsted yarn, so it works up super fast, which I love. I've wet felted one project made with this yarn, which worked really well. I am worried that over time any project made with this would felt, so beware
So, I just finished the Freya sweater this week, so I have no idea how the yarn will wear, as in pilling or not. It is wonderful to knit with. Plus, I knit nearly the ENTIRE sweater between a 2-hour car ride to the airport, waiting to board on two flights, going through immigration and customs, and 13 hours on two planes. It felt really good, as I never can sleep on flights. My daughter will love her "treat" resulting from my frustration in being in packed quarters at airports...like most folks, I knit faster when upset.
I bought two colors, Natural White and Teal and really like how they look and feel. They knitted up really easily, and the knits look tidy despite the 'raw' yarn. I made two sweaters with them, and they feel soft against the skin, it doesn't feel itchy. I'm not sure how they will hold up with day to day wear and how well will they withstand washing, I'd have to provide feedback again if it doesn't last. But fingers crossed that they do!