WHAT IS IT?
Nestle is a gorgeous and practical yarn spun from 25% alpaca, 25% wool and 50% acrylic, so not only does it feel soft and sumptuous, but it can be machine washed too.
The soft twist of Nestle gives it the appearance of a lopi-style Scandinavian yarn, however, unlike some pure wool lopi yarns that are heavy and dense, this is a soft, lofty yarn due to the acrylic content. The wool and alpaca add a warmth and lustre, so it's the best of both worlds.*Also available on 100g cones*
The beautiful colour palette has classic muted, earthy tones some with a melange effect of slightly differing coloured fibres to add depth to the yarn, then zingy shades are added to the range for that pop of colour.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
Nestle is the perfect hand knitting yarn or crochet yarn to use with around a chunky weight pattern. The manufacturers suggest 6.5mm tools, though for hats and scarves 8mm works beautifully as it gives a slightly looser feel.
We have a free pattern for you to download showing a very cosy, long scarf and generous slouchy hat (or turn up) using striping complimentary shades and you can easily make these with 400g. Alternatively the hat on its own takes 100g and the scarf 300g.
If you're a weaver and fancy trying something that bit thicker it will make a great weft yarn and would work up very quickly, especially in a peg loom.
Suitable Crafts: Crocheting, Knitting, Weaving
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
This repeatable yarn comes in a fabulous range of colours in a handy 50g size, so perfect for creating a multi-coloured piece without having to buy huge quantities.
|Main Fibre Content||Alpaca|
|Price Per 100g||£7.80|
|Crafts Suitable For||Crocheting, Knitting, Weaving|
|Gauge or Tension||Knit on 6.5mm pins to a tension of 14 stitches and 16 rows for a 10cm square|
|Wraps Per Inch (WPI)||7|
|When It's Gone It's Gone||Yes|
|Washing Instructions||Gentle Hand Wash, Machine Wash at 30⁰, Dry Flat, Cool Iron|