Crochet Yarn - Superwash Merino and Nylon

Whims Merino

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Is Z-Twist Yarn Better for Crocheters?

The Problem with S-Twist Yarn

Furls has championed crocheters from day one. For our first yarn, Whims Merino, we dove deep into the mechanics of crocheting to discover that the ply, or twist, of your yarn affects the way you crochet, the way your stitches are formed, and the way your final projects come out.

Conventional yarns with an "S-Twist" lead to split stitches. Why?

How To Stop Split Stitches

Every time you yarn over, you produce a clockwise motion around the axis of the working yarn. The counterclockwise ply of conventional S-Twist yarns goes under an inverse twist during the YO and that yarn will slowly begin to de-ply (strands separate).

This is why we've plyed our yarn in the same direction that you move your hook - rather than separating as your work, our Z-Twist Whims Merino yarn will maintain ply and firmness. This IMPROVES your stitch defintion, drape, and structure.

Better Stitches - Better Drape

At first glance, I noticed the soft sheen and rich color of the yarn, but once I started to work the real magic happened.

The stitch definition is unreal and it works up effortlessly with my Streamline hook. This yarn is the crocheter's dream and is perfect for so many projects!

Melissa Fisher, Woods and Wool

Further Reading:

Crochetville interview with Designers about twist: Crochetville

Blogger CrochetKitten explores twist for crochet: Crochet Kitten

Excellent video explanation of counteracting S-Twist yarns as a crocheter: YarnSub

Fine Superwash Merino & Nylon Yarn for Crocheters

About this yarn

Each hank of Whims Merino is 196 yards (180m) of 50% Superwash Merino (20 - 20.5 microns) and 50% Nylon and is packaged in a black Furls bag. A light yarn best used with 4mm - 5.5mm hooks, Whims Merino works up into a beautiful, bouyant, and superbly structured texture.

Beautiful Softness - Vibrant Colors

Furls has done it again with the launch of their luxurious yarn catering to the crocheters.

Deep saturated colors and a smooth strand provide beautiful crisp definition with each stitch!

Jennifer Dickerson, Fiber Flux Blog

What does Nicole Riley of Nicki's Homemade Crafts have to say?

Fiber information

Available in 4 beautiful colors and as undyed hanks.

3.5oz (100g) - 196 yards (180m)/hank

Light (3) weight yarn, 4 - 5.5mm hooks suggested

16 sc across X 20 rows = 4x4in (10x10cm)

Machine wash cold, Cool Iron, Do not bleach

Do not tumble dry, Dry clean (except trichloroethylene)

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If for any reason this Furls product does not live up to your wildest crochet dreams, please return it with the original packaging within 90 days for a full, no-questions-asked refund.

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