How to choose yarn!

How to choose yarn!

When you choose yarn!


All yarn/fibers have different natural properties, the same property like when you buy finished knitted garments. Before you choose yarn for a specific model, it is important to know the yarns different structures, form stability, durability and thermal properties, so you get the correct quality for the wanted usage!


Would you like to knit or crochet:

Socks for everyday use; they must be durable (preferably mixed with some synthetic) and machine washable (superwash treated).

Sport sweaters, - caps and -gloves for active kids and adults; the fibers must tolerate to be warm and it must be machine washable. Here it is important that you choose a lasting quality which is durable, tight spun and superwash treated.

Soft, pretty blouse for dressing up or at the office; the nicer fibers, the looser they are spun together, the lighter, more delicately and soft the garment feels. Which means a blouse you treat with caution and take good care of, also when you wash it.

Soft, mohair-like ponchos, shawls and scarves; choose one of the nice, long haired qualities with loose fibers, gladly mixed with alpaca and silk for the softest result.

Summer tops, -jackets or -blouses; feel free to use fine, long fibered and durable cotton yarns or mixed yarns, choose mercerized for shininess, viscose for gloss or linen for the rustic expression..

Slippers, bags, gloves and other things that can be felted; for the best result choose soft yarn preferably in pure wool, which is loosely spun and is NOT superwash treated.

Inside every shade card we describe the yarns fiber composition, properties and recommended usages, as well as important washing instructions, origin and Oeko-Tex certification.

More information about the different fibers you will find here under FAQ!

How you calculate the amount of yarn when choosing a different yarn you can see here!!

Comments (9)

Tonje 14.06.2020 - 16:01:

Hei, Hvilket garn anbefaler dere til et babyteppe som skal brukes om sommeren? Må være et som puster godt og ikke blir for varmt.

DROPS Design 15.06.2020 - 07:56:

Hei Tonje. Det kommer jo litt an på hvilken tykkelse på garnet du ønsker å strikke med og hva du selv liker. Personlig ville jeg ha valgt et garn fra garngruppe A. Der har vi forskjellige ull og ull/alpakka kvaliteter og en bomullskvalitet om du ønsker det (DROPS Safran). DROPS Baby Merino er veldig deilig mot babyhud. Strikker man et teppe med hullmønster vil det være lufting, men samtidig varme. God Fornøyelse!

Ida 23.03.2020 - 12:16:

Hej! Vilket garn rekommenderar ni om man vill virka en höstpläd i mormorsrutor? Ska helst värma lite men inte sticka, och hålla utseendet någorlunda (inte tova/ludda sig för mycket) trots användning. Existerar sådant garn? Mvh Ida

DROPS Design 30.03.2020 - 07:20:

Hei Ida. Vi har mange kvaliteter du kan bruke til å hekle et høstteppe i bestemorruter, både tynt og tykt. Om du ønsker et multifargete garn, ta en titt på DROPS Delight og DROPS Big Delight. Se også på alle våre kvaliteter under fanen: GARN. Sjekk fargekartene til kvalitetene, der kan du også lese mer om kvaliteten. Om et garn stikker eller ikke er ganske personlig, man må neste kjenne på garnet. God Fornøyelse!

Jill 08.03.2020 - 23:43:

Do you have a yarn that can be use in a crochet swimwear? Thanks!

DROPS Design 12.03.2020 - 09:30:

Dear Jill, you might try DROPS CottonLight but remember to always make a swatch/try first. Happy crocheting!

Eliin Drange 01.04.2019 - 10:44:

Hvilken tråd passer best til toving

DROPS Design 03.05.2019 - 13:40:

Hej Eliin, her ser du de garner som kan toves: DROPS garn - kan toves

Cassandra Bannister 10.02.2018 - 05:16:

I would like the pattern for the sleeveless vest that is shown on this page, kindly give me the name or reference number for the pattern. Thank so much for the beautiful patterns that you have published.

DROPS Design 12.02.2018 - 10:08:

Dear Mrs Bannister, you'll find the pattern for the pink vest here. Happy knitting!

Kathryn Cobb 29.05.2017 - 14:49:

It looks like your skeins can be knitted directly without tangling, implying that they do not need to be wound into a ball or cake first. Is that true?

DROPS Design 30.05.2017 - 12:00:

Dear Mrs Cobb, our yarns are already in balls, so that you can use them as they are and do not have to make new balls from the skeins. Happy knitting!

Pattianne 27.04.2017 - 13:16:

I am 78+ and have recently returned to crochet since am laid up with a broken back. I do not understand How Drops yarn groups relate to our usual yarn descriptions like lace, fingering, baby, DK, Worsted and bulky. Need to know this in order to use U.S. and vintage designs with drops yarns. Pattianne

DROPS Design 28.04.2017 - 09:22:

Dear Pattiane, you will find here an overview of all our groups of yarn with the mention lace, fingering, dk, worsted, etc... Remember your DROPS store will also help you, even per mail or telephone if needed. Happy knitting!

Liz Davies 03.03.2016 - 07:06:

Hi, I don't understand how to tell what ply wool to use with your patterns. When it says 16 stitches of 24 stitches, I don't understand what that means. I'm used to using a ply of wool, eg 8ply. Please help!

DROPS Design 03.03.2016 - 13:58:

Dear Liz, you will find all our yarn listed by group with category of ply so that you can have an overview. Remember your DROPS store will also provide you further individual assistance. Happy knitting!

Mônica Martins 12.10.2015 - 07:03:

Por que não há entregas para o Brasil? Já pensaram nesta possibilidade?

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