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THICK-AND-THIN, Slubbed, Knot Yarns


Slubs are thicker, less twisted areas in a basically thin, well-twisted singles yarn. "It seems that when we are learning to spin we can only produce, to our dismay, a slub yarn. Slubby yarns are often equated with handspun. Spinning mills try to approximate handspun with thick-and-thin yarns. Careful inspection of these commercial yarns reveals that the slubs occur with amazing regularity, and that they are uniform in size." - Reference: Diane Varney, Spinning Designer Yarns »
For handspun yarns, slubs are naturally random and not so perfectly and equally sized.

HANDSPUN, Artisanal »

Thick-and-Thin

Mirasol AKAPANA [65% Baby Llama, 25% Merino, 10% Donegal Nep]
  NATURAL
AKAPANA by Mirasol
FIBRE: 65% Baby Llama, 25% Merino, 10% Donegal
YARN WEIGHT: Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 20 sts / 25 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 mm (US No. 7)
LENGTH: approx. 87 m / 95 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 50 g
* hand wash | made in Peru

Malabrigo Aquarella
  NATURAL
AQUARELLA by Malabrigo
FIBRE: 100% Hand Dyed Pure Merino Wool
YARN WEIGHT: Super Chunky
TENSION: 1" = 2.25 sts
NEEDLES: 7 - 9 mm (US No. 10-13)
LENGTH: approx. 60 m / 65 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 100 g
* hand wash | made in Uruguay

Lana Grossa Ciao
  CIAO by Lana Grossa
FIBRE: 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Acrylic
YARN WEIGHT: Super Chunky
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 9 sts / 1 rows
NEEDLES: 8 - 10 mm (US No.13-15)
LENGTH: approx. 30 m / 36 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* machine wash | made in Italy

Manos Artesanas Dancing con Lurex
  NATURAL
DANCING CON LUREX by Manos Artesanas
FIBRE: 75% Mohair, 24% Wool, 1% Lurex
YARN WEIGHT: Polar
TENSION: 10x10 (4"): 8 sts / 10 rows
NEEDLES: 12 mm (US No. 17)
LENGTH: approx. 56 m / 62 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 135 g
* hand wash | made in Argentina

Manos Artesanas Dancing Queen
  NATURAL
DANCING QUEEN by Manos Artesanas
FIBRE: 75% Mohair, 25% Wool
YARN WEIGHT: Polar
TENSION: 10x10 (4"): 8 sts / 10 rows
NEEDLES: 12 mm (US No. 17)
LENGTH: approx. 50 m / 56 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 150 g
* hand wash | made in Argentina

Katia Evita Merino
  NATURAL
EVITA MERINO by Katia
FIBRE: 70% Virgin Merino Wool, 30% Synthetic Fur
YARN WEIGHT: Bulky or Fancy
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): n/a
NEEDLES: 8 mm (US No. 12-13)
LENGTH: 60 m / 68 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 100 gr
* hand wash | made in Spain

Cascade Jewel
  NATURAL
JEWEL by Cascade
FIBRE: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
YARN WEIGHT: Chunky
TENSION: 1" =3.5 - 4.5 sts
NEEDLES: 5 - 6 mm (US No. 8-9 )
LENGTH: approx. 132 m / 147 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 100g
* hand wash | made in Peru


Slubbed, Knotted

Lana Grossa erba
  ERBA by Lana Grossa
FIBRE: 60% Cotton, 40% Polyamide
YARN WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted
TENSION: 10x10 (4"): 18 sts / 28 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 mm (US No.7)
LENGTH: approx. 105 m / 112 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in Italy

Lang Flores
  FLORES by Lang
FIBRE: 40% Cotton, 40% Polyamide /Nylon,
20% Polyester
YARN WEIGHT: Worsted (or Fancy)
TENSION: 18 sts / 27 rows
NEEDLES: 4 - 4.5 mm (US No.6-7)
LENGTH: approx. 85 m / 97 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* machine wash | made in Italy

Lang KORFU
  NATURAL
KORFU by Lang
FIBRE: 21% Linen, 79% Viscose
YARN WEIGHT: Ligth Chaunky
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 15 sts / 18 rows
NEEDLES: 5 - 6 mm (US No. 8-10)
LENGTH: 62 m / 79 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 50 g
* machine wash | made in Italy

Himalaya Yaprak
  YAPRAK by Himalaya
FIBRE: 95% Polyamide, 5% Lurex
YARN WEIGHT: Fancy
TENSION: 15x15": 16 sts / 27 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 7 mm (US 7-10)
LENGTH: 46 m / 50 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 50 g
* hand wash | made in Turkey

 

 

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