Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted Weight Yarn (10 Balls - Neutral)


Color:Amethyst Heather

:1 Ball

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  • 10 balls – Worsted Weight (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110 yards/50g), 1100 yards total
  • A sturdy yarn with excellent stitch definition and heirloom durability that softens nicely with use and felts beautifully.
  • All-purpose yarn; great for sweaters, blankets, and everyday accessories
  • Gauge: Knit, 4.5 - 5 sts = 1" on US 6 - 9 needles; Crochet, 11–14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks
  • Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

Customer reviews(8)

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Amazon Customer
June 8, 2017
Great yarn. I use it to make a cardigan for my aunt and so far I am happy with the price and the quality of this yarn. Just for people who expect it to be super soft it won't be like that. It is prickly if you wear it on naked skin, so if you make a sweater better wear a shirt or turtleneck under it.
UPDATE. Finished the cardigan, and it turned out very good. I'm attaching pictures of it. For that size of cardigan I used 11 skeins of yarn.
January 11, 2018
I fell in love with this yarn as I was knitting a sweater for my husband for Christmas. He loves it and says its soft, warm and not itchy. He opened his present put it on and within 5 minutes the sweater had pilled. He was going to wear it to work but it pills so much so fast that he wont wear it out of the house. I have taken a fabric shaver to it every day. I'm not sure how long it will last. I have 100% wool sweaters that I made for myself that don't pill this much ( they are itchy and don't come in a lot of colors). It may be only the cobblestone heather that pills this bad, but I don't know as this is the first time using this brand of yarn.
Amazon Customer
August 31, 2017
The yarn is excellent for these reasons: it is smooth, soft, and springy to the touch, perfect color and it has no ordor. With fall approaching, I wish each skein was offered in earth tone colors as well, and a larger size.
Amazon Customer
October 3, 2016
It's a very nice wool for kneeting, soft and tender! Better fits for needles # us10-6.0 mm!
10 balls can be enough for M size simple sweater. Enjoy.
PS Yes, I do recommend this item.
Yes, I will buy more.

Thank you.
C McCafferty
November 5, 2017
I bought it years ago. Theyu2019ve improved the quality a lot! I will be buying this again! Very happy! The skeins are 110 grams. I use two for a hat and two for a pair of mittens, if you are wondering how big they are. Great price. One skein of similar wool at a local yarn shop is $16. Youu2019re getting ten skeins here for $25.
Kathryn White
February 10, 2018
Really good product. I was sad that it was going to come a month after ordering (I live in South Korea), but it actually ended up coming in a week early. The weight and size is accurate and I'm really satisfied with the quality. I was looking to make a hat from a pattern that requires 100% wool, but I didn't want to commit fully to a 100% wool because of the price. This is good yarn and is easy to work with.

However, beware with the color selection. The light blue and tan color are much darker in person than in the color. If you are looking for a set that has specific colors, prepare for darker than expected. If you just want a good selection of yarn, this is a good set for the price.
November 7, 2017
This yarn is one of the most inexpensive 100% wool yarns I have found. I've used Wool of the Andes for years because it felts so nicely. Knit Picks makes some other really nice and fairly inexpensive yarns. I made a pair of socks years ago out of their sock yarn and they are still in good shape. The washable wool yarn is another good choice for just about everything from sweaters to mittens.
Smooth Mama
April 22, 2018
Great colors but a little rougher than I thought it would be. It did get softer as I knit my wrap, but I think I just got used to the feel of the wool, and it softened dramatically after washing it in Soak, but I would be hesitant to make this as a baby blanket which I originally bought it for. I think it would be too scratchy for hats or scarves.
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