Patons Merino Extrafine DK: feeling the love
You know which yarn is great? The Patons Extrafine range. When it first came in to the shop, I thought to myself that it was just another pure wool, what’s the hype? Well! It swiftly became one of my favourite yarns. It has a fantastic range of colours, it comes in a 4 Ply, a DK, an Aran and a Chunky, and it has a fantastic texture.
I first bought it for my Fiance's jumper. I chose it because it is machine washable and can be tumble dried… I may not trust him with the laundry… he may have ruined my handknit alpaca jumper (ahem) but that’s not the point - it’s pure wool and easy to wash! I have found a yarn I trust, and have started another couple of projects in it, including some weaving - turns out it’s also good for that!
Merino Extrafine DK looks great in weaving!
The texture is so smooth I didn't have to worry about itchiness at all, so I believe this would be a great yarn for the wee ones as well. If you look at a normal yarn, it will usually have several strands plied together; if you look at the Extrafine, each strand has already been plied, then plied again, which makes it so smooth.
Post by Emma in our Stirling branch