Snefnug (“snowflake”) is a super soft, light, airy but thick yarn entirely made from natural materials in a luscious blend of 55% baby alpaca, 10% extra fine merino wool, and 35% cotton.
Snefnug is manufactured at an Italian family owned spinning mill where the environment and animal welfare are taken into account, which of course means that the merino wool is mulesing free.
Snefnug has a cotton mesh tube as the core with a luscious blend of merino and baby alpaca blown into it, making it a hard wearing but super soft and exclusive yarn.
Snefnug is perfect for baby and children’s knits as well as the trending oversized adult knits such as sweaters, cardigans, scarfs, and beanies made on big needles.
Snefnug is Aran weight yarn, bordering on chunky, with 4-6 mm as the recommended needle size and a recommended gauge of 12-16 sts and about 24 rows per 10 cm.
Handwashing the finished project is recommended. Use a wool detergent and lay flat to dry. Machine-washing can make the finished project shrink by 7%, but it will stretch in use.
It is also recommended to knit ribbing a bit tighter as these too will stretch in use.
Composition: 55% baby alpaca, 35% cotton, and 10% extra
fine merino wool
Recommended gauge 12-16 stitches x 24 rows
Recommended needles: 4 – 6 mm
Yarn weight: Aran, 110m / 50g
Handwashing the finished project with wool detergent is recommended. Lay flat to dry