DROPS Yarn Groups

DROPS Yarn is divided into yarn groups according to the thickness of the strand and the knitting tension.
Yarn Group A is the thinnest yarn and Yarn Group F is the thickest yarn.

Within each of these yarn groups, the yarns can be exchanged and used for the same patterns. Different yarns have different textures – which can give you new and exciting mixes :)

DROPS yarns are spun so the thickness of the strands fit each other. Using more than one strand from one yarn group gives you access to patterns in other yarn groups. Scroll to the bottom of the page for an overview of possible combinations.

When changing yarns the number of balls needed will also change, due to the meterage (50 gram = X metres) varying from one yarn to another - read more about how to change one yarn for another here.


Yarn Group A

Range 26 - 23 stitches

Yarn Thickness Knitting
Tension
10 x 10 cm
Needle 50 g =
DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk

DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk
70% Alpaca, 30% Silk
Made in Peru

A 5 ply sport 23 x 30 3,5 167 m
DROPS Kid-Silk

DROPS Kid-Silk
75% Mohair, 25% Silk
Made in EU

A 2 ply lace 23 x 30 3,5 420 m
DROPS Loves You 7

DROPS Loves You 7
100% Cotton
Made in EU

A 5 ply sport 23 x 30 3,5 170 m
DROPS Delight

DROPS Delight
75% Wool, 25% Polyamide
Made in EU
Superwash

A 4 ply fingering 23 x 30 3,5 175 m
DROPS Alpaca

DROPS Alpaca
100% Alpaca
Made in Peru
Feltable

A 5 ply sport 24 x 32 3 167 m
DROPS Flora

DROPS Flora
65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
Made in Peru
Feltable

A 4 ply fingering 24 x 32 3 210 m
DROPS Loves You 9

DROPS Loves You 9
100% Cotton
Made in EU

A 5 ply sport 24 x 32 3 125 m
DROPS Fabel

DROPS Fabel
75% Wool, 25% Polyamide
Made in EU
Superwash

A 4 ply fingering 24 x 32 3 205 m
DROPS Baby Merino

DROPS Baby Merino
100% Wool
Made in EU
Superwash

A 5 ply sport 24 x 32 3 175 m
DROPS Safran

DROPS Safran
100% Cotton
Made in EU

A 5 ply sport 24 x 32 3 160 m
DROPS Nord

DROPS Nord
45% Alpaca, 30% Polyamide, 25% Wool
Made in Peru

A 4 ply fingering 24 x 32 3 170 m

Yarn Group B

Range 22 - 20 stitches

Yarn Thickness Knitting
Tension
10 x 10 cm
Needle 50 g =
DROPS Lima

DROPS Lima
65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
Made in Peru
Feltable

B 8 ply DK / worsted 21 x 28 4 100 m
DROPS Cotton Merino

DROPS Cotton Merino
50% Wool, 50% Cotton
Made in EU
Superwash

B 8 ply DK / worsted 21 x 28 4 110 m
DROPS Sky

DROPS Sky
74% Alpaca, 18% Polyamide, 8% Wool
Made in EU
Feltable

B 8 ply DK 21 x 28 4 190 m
DROPS Muskat

DROPS Muskat
100% Cotton
Made in EU

B 8 ply DK / worsted 21 x 28 4 100 m
DROPS Cotton Light

DROPS Cotton Light
50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
Made in EU

B 8 ply DK / worsted 21 x 28 4 105 m
DROPS Belle

DROPS Belle
53% Cotton, 33% Viscose, 14% Linen
Made in EU

B 8 ply DK / worsted 21 x 28 4 120 m
DROPS Puna

DROPS Puna
100% Alpaca
Made in Peru
Feltable

B 8 ply DK / worsted 21 x 28 4 110 m
DROPS Karisma

DROPS Karisma
100% Wool
Made in EU
Superwash

B 8 ply DK / worsted 21 x 28 4 100 m
DROPS Merino Extra Fine

DROPS Merino Extra Fine
100% Wool
Made in EU
Superwash

B 8 ply DK / worsted 21 x 28 4 105 m

Yarn Group C

Range 19 - 16 stitches

Yarn Thickness Knitting
Tension
10 x 10 cm
Needle 50 g =
DROPS Nepal

DROPS Nepal
65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
Made in Peru
Feltable

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 75 m
DROPS Big Delight

DROPS Big Delight
100% Wool
Made in EU
Feltable

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 95 m
DROPS Air

DROPS Air
65% Alpaca, 28% Polyamide, 7% Wool
Made in Peru/EU
Feltable

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 150 m
DROPS Alaska

DROPS Alaska
100% Wool
Made in EU
Feltable

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 70 m
DROPS Alpaca Bouclé

DROPS Alpaca Bouclé
80% Alpaca, 15% Wool, 5% Polyamide
Made in Peru
Feltable

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 140 m
DROPS Big Merino

DROPS Big Merino
100% Wool
Made in EU
Superwash

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 75 m
DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk

DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk
77% Alpaca, 23% Silk
Made in Peru

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 280 m
DROPS Paris

DROPS Paris
100% Cotton
Made in EU

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 75 m
DROPS Loves You 8

DROPS Loves You 8
100% Cotton
Made in EU

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 85 m
DROPS Bomull-Lin

DROPS Bomull-Lin
53% Cotton, 47% Linen
Made in EU

C 10 ply aran / worsted 17 x 22 5 85 m

Yarn Group D

Range 15 - 12 stitches

Yarn Thickness Knitting
Tension
10 x 10 cm
Needle 50 g =
DROPS Melody

DROPS Melody
71% Alpaca, 25% Wool, 4% Polyamide
Made in Peru
Feltable

D 12 ply chunky 12 x 14 8 140 m

Yarn Group E

Range 11 - 9 stitches

Yarn Thickness Knitting
Tension
10 x 10 cm
Needle 50 g =
DROPS Snow

DROPS Snow
100% Wool
Made in EU
Feltable

E 14 ply super bulky 10 x 14 9 50 m
DROPS Wish

DROPS Wish
50% Alpaca, 33% Cotton, 17% Wool
Made in Peru
New
Feltable

E 14 ply super bulky 10 x 14 9 70 m
DROPS Andes

DROPS Andes
65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
Made in Peru
Feltable

E 14 ply super bulky 10 x 14 9 45 m

Yarn Group F

Range 8 - 5 stitches

Yarn Thickness Knitting
Tension
10 x 10 cm
Needle 50 g =
DROPS Polaris

DROPS Polaris
100% Wool
Made in EU
Feltable

F 14 ply super bulky / jumbo 8 x 10 12 18 m

Other yarns

Yarn 50 g =
DROPS Glitter

DROPS Glitter
60% Cupro, 40% Metal
Made in EU

3500 m

Changing yarns from one group to another:


DROPS yarns are spun so the thickness of the strands fit each other.

By using more than one strand from one yarn group, you can work patterns designed for other yarn groups.

Here's an overview of strands that can be combined to match other yarn groups:


Yarn Group A 2 strands = 1 strand Yarn Group C
Yarn Group A 3 strands = 1 strand Yarn Group D
Yarn Group A 4 strands = 1 strand Yarn Group E
Yarn Group A 8 strands = 1 strand Yarn Group F
Yarn Group B 2 strands = 1 strand Yarn Group D
Yarn Group C 2 strands = 1 strand Yarn Group E
Yarn Group C 4 strands = 1 strand Yarn Group F
Yarn Group E 2 strands = 1 strand Yarn Group F

In our DROPS patterns, this is written as: A + A = C

Find some examples of these strand combinations and more here.