Merino 400 Lace by Lang
A favorite from Lang, a beautifully spun 2-ply lace weight super fine merino. This yarn is 100% wool, no synthetic binder necessary. It has more elasticity than the wool/silk blends, so it's easy to knit. So soft, and blocks out beautifully. Great for lace projects of every level of difficulty, and anywhere a fine yarn is needed. Easily knits double or triple stranded (try mixing colors!).
Patterns in these discontinued Lang magazines: Fatto a Mano 190,
- 100% Super Fine Merino Wool
- 32 stitches & 42 rows over 4" for a solid fabric
- Needle size is variable depending on pattern
- 25 gram ball is about 220 yards (199m)
- Hand wash, dry flat, do not use fabric softener
- Woman's plain medium (36") long sleeved pullover takes approximately 300 g (12 balls)
- For machine knitting: Equivalent to 2/16 or 3/24 wool; about 4000 yards per pound, suitable for DB standard or Passap
Exotic Fiber Blend — Fingering/Lace Weight
A fantastic creation from Lotus Yarns! This elegant yarn is a heavenly blend of angora, merino wool, tencel, and cashmere. So soft and light it is hard to believe. The colors are rich and true.
One 50g ball of Forest Dew Fingering has 400 yards, enough for a long fancy scarf or a shawlette. Use 2 or more skeins for larger shawls and stoles. This yarn is perfectly suited for any beautiful lace pattern that calls for fingering/lace weight yarn.
Although the blend has 30% merino, there is very little elasticity in this yarn, so it drapes beautifully and is light enough to hold a rib pattern. Treat it as a vegetable fiber, and do swatch for accurate measurements.
- 50g skeins
- 400 yards (~365m)
- Hand wash, lay flat to dry
- Use US 1-3 needles (2.25-3.25mm) for a solid fabric
- 7-8½ stitches per inch in stockinette
- For Lace projects, use any size needle that will produce your desired gauge.