Strand is a great quality 3-ply yarn grown and processed in New Zealand. This blend of corriedale wool (sheep) and angora fibre (goats) is great for durable projects with a great finish.
These great dot gradient handwarmers are fun and quick to knit. You can choose from different colourways to suit your taste. The quantity of yarn in the kit is sufficient to make one pair of handwarmers in women’s size. However, you can make additional handwarmers with more yarn. Strand Superfine Yarn is available in a great range of colours, so you can mix and match. You can create a variety of handwarmers in your own choices of colours!
These kits contain:
Printed pattern for adults (women-size).
3 x 30 m balls of Strand Superfine Yarn in cream
6 x 10 m skeins of Strand Superfine Yarn for the colour hit
You will need 2.75 mm double-pointed or circular needles to knit in the round.
Strand yarn is 50% NZ wool, 50% NZ angora.
Use 2.5 – 2.75 mm needles (always check your gauge and change needle size if needed).
Approx 44 rows and 36 stitches to 10 x 10 cm.
Photographed in natural light to best capture the colours but these may appear differently on different monitors.
More about Strand Superfine Yarn:
“Strand is a unique yarn was developed at the Wool Research Institute that combined the softness of the mohair from Angora goats with the strength of fine Corriedale wool. The Corriedale wool enhances the lustre of the mohair in a way that other wools couldn’t. The yarn is a worsted spin (rather than a wooly spin) which gives a yarn that will wear extremely well, whether it is being taken through canvas numerous times while stitching or can be worn as a knitted garment for a long time with minimal pilling.
The yarn was initially developed as an embroidery thread used in needlepoint and crewel embroidery but its use spread to weaving and knitting.”
And you can read more about the Strand story on their website here.