DROPS Eskimo

Excellent for felting!

Content: 100% Wool
Yarn Group: E (9 - 11 stitches) / 14 ply / super bulky
Weight/length: 50 g = approx 50 m
Recommended needle size: 8 mm
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 11 sts x 15 rows
Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat / Feltable

DROPS Eskimo is a soft, thick and easy to use single stranded yarn spun from 100% pure wool, that results in warm and comfortable garments, and that is ideal for felting!

The wool fibers used in this yarn are untreated, which means that it is only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to the dyeing. This highlights the fiber’s natural properties, while it provides also a better shape and texture quality.

A really popular winter yarn, DROPS Eskimo is available in 3 different types of shades: uni colour, a selection of solid colours; mix, where more than one colour is carded together before spinning for a mixed effect and print, where each shade is made of various colours that repeat regularly.

Made in EU

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 25.3.0099), Standard 100, Class I. This means that it has been tested and found completely free from harmful chemicals and that it is safe for human use. Class I is the highest level, and it means the yarn is suitable for baby articles (ages 0-3).

Yarn type
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DROPS ESKIMO UNI COLOUR
1.90 GBP
1.80 GBP

Stores selling this yarn online

Click on the Order button and you'll be redirected to the DROPS retailer's own web store to place your order.

Store name Online price
LindeHobby
Webstore
1.80 GBP
50g
Order
Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
1.80 GBP
50g
Order
Cotton Pod
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
Fibre and Fleece
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
Little Woollie LTD
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
Ritohobby
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
Stitched Up!
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
The Knitting Network
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
The Needle Works Ltd
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
The Novello Wool Shop
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
The Orry Mill
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
The Southsea Stash
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
Wool Zone
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order
Yarn and good company
Webstore
1.90 GBP
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

DROPS ESKIMO MIX
2.20 GBP
2.05 GBP

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
2.05 GBP
50g
Order
LindeHobby
Webstore
2.09 GBP
50g
Order
Cotton Pod
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Fibre and Fleece
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Ritohobby
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Stitched Up!
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
The Knitting Network
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
The Needle Works Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
The Orry Mill
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order

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DROPS ESKIMO PRINT
2.40 GBP
2.25 GBP

Stores selling this yarn online

Click on the Order button and you'll be redirected to the DROPS retailer's own web store to place your order.

Store name Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
2.25 GBP
50g
Order
LindeHobby
Webstore
2.28 GBP
50g
Order
Cotton Pod
Webstore
2.40 GBP
50g
Order
Fibre and Fleece
Webstore
2.40 GBP
50g
Order
Ritohobby
Webstore
2.40 GBP
50g
Order
Stitched Up!
Webstore
2.40 GBP
50g
Order
The Needle Works Ltd
Webstore
2.40 GBP
50g
Order
The Orry Mill
Webstore
2.40 GBP
50g
Order
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
2.40 GBP
50g
Order
Wool Zone
Webstore
2.40 GBP
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

Colours in DROPS Eskimo (52)

off white
uni colour 01
light grey
uni colour 53
medium grey
uni colour 46
dark grey
uni colour 14
gravel
print 61#
black
uni colour 02
light beige
mix 47
powder
uni colour 13
beige
mix 48
tan
mix 23
brown
mix 40#
rust
print 27
dark brown
uni colour 03
yellow
uni colour 24
curry
mix 85
copper
mix 86
orange
uni colour 07
spice
print 19
christmas red
uni colour 56
red
uni colour 08
dark rose
mix 50
bordeaux
uni colour 10
hot pink
uni colour 26
old pink
uni colour 09
mauve
mix 83
pastel pink
uni colour 30
powder pink
uni colour 51
fantasy purple
print 42
amethyst
mix 36
medium purple
uni colour 54
heather
uni colour 65
orchid
uni colour 04
plum
uni colour 20
circus
print 18#
navy blue
uni colour 57
dark blue
uni colour 15
night sky
print 63
petrol
uni colour 05
light blue
uni colour 12
blue/violet
mix 21
peacock blue
mix 84
fog
mix 87
light blue/grey
uni colour 52
pastel blue
uni colour 31
aquamarine
mix 37
sea green
uni colour 66
green
uni colour 25
lime
uni colour 35#
green yellow
uni colour 29
olive
uni colour 06
army
uni colour 22
forest
print 28#
Please be aware that the colours shown may vary from screen to screen in the same way that shades may vary slightly from dye lot to dye lot.
(*) coming soon, (#) discontinued.

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How do I care for this yarn?

yarn wash

Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation

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Thinking about felting this yarn?

See how this yarn looks before and after felting:

Before
After

Needles: 9.00 mm
Before: 10 sts x 14 rows
After: 13 sts x 26 rows

Read more about felting here

Need help?

1) What type of fibers make the DROPS yarns?

Yarn can be made from a large number of natural and synthetic fibers. DROPS carries mainly yarns made from wool, cotton, alpaca, linen, mohair and silk. Each fiber type has its own qualities, and they are often mixed to take advantage of the best properties of each one. Coarse yarn has the advantage of being stronger and more durable, and finer fibers offer more softness and comfort. Here a bit about the main fibers we carry:

Alpaca:
Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca, and it is similar in structure to sheep wool fiber. Its softness comes from the small diameter of the fiber, similar to merino wool. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. Yarn made from alpaca fibers does not felt or pill easily, and it can be light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpacas come in 22 natural colors, with more than 300 shades from a true-blue black through browns-black, browns, white, silver and rose-greys.

Mohair:
This fiber comes from the Angora goats, and it's considered a luxury fiber. Mohair yarn is warm as wool, but much lighter in weight; it is durable, dyes well and does not felt easily. Mohair fibers have also a distinctive luster created by the way they reflect light. Despite being a hard fiber, mohair is usually spun into a very fluffy yarn, resulting in airy and lustrous garments.

Wool:
The wool fibers come from the skin of sheep and are relatively coarse fibers. Two striking characteristics of wool are its susceptibility to heat and its felting property, which is caused by the scales on the surface. Depending upon the breed of sheep, the appearance of the wool varies.
Wool from Merino sheep is considered the finest type of wool, having as characteristics that is finely crimped and soft. All the Merino wool in the DROPS yarns has its origins in South America, coming from sheep that have not been subject to Mulesing.
Pure new wool is wool made directly from animal fleece, and not recycled from existing wool garments. Machine washable wool is wool treated chemically to minimize the outer fuzzy layer of the fibers, and be therefore fitable for machine wash (see Superwash).

Silk:
The silk fiber is a fine continuous fiber produced from the cocoon of a moth caterpillar known as the silkworm. While silkworm is cultivated, the wild or tussah silk is obtained from uncultivated silkworm cocoons. Silk fiber is one of the strongest natural fibers and makes a wonderful knitting yarn. It blends really well with other fibers, especially wool. Silk also dyes beautifully with natural dyes.

Vegetable fibers:
There are several varieties of vegetable fibers, found in the cell walls of plants or vegetables. Of all the varieties, two are recognized as major knitted or textile fibers. They are cotton and linen.
Cotton is the fiber surrounding the seeds in a cotton pod, and it is almost pure cellulose. Cotton is usually white in color but there are green and brown varieties as well. The cotton fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile that is good for summer clothing and accessories, making a weaker yarn than silk or linen but stronger than wool.
Mercerized cotton is cotton that has been through a mercerization treatment. This treatment gives cotton fabrics and threads a lustrous yarn that is more lustrous than conventional cotton. It is also stronger, takes dye a little more readily, makes the yarn more resistant to mildew and reduces lint. It also may not shrink or lose its shape as much as "regular" cotton.
Linen is a fiber derived from the stalk of the flax plant that is durable and stronger than any other fiber. The linen fiber is relatively soft, straight and lustrous and becomes more beautiful with age. Linen is more comfortable to wear in hot temperatures than cotton, due to the fact that it absorbs moisture better and dries more quickly.

Other materials used in our yarns include synthetic fibers such as acrylic, viscose, polyamide (nylon) and polyester. These fibers are used mostly to give strength to a yarn (like our sock yarn, DROPS Fabel) or a special kind of structure (like our blown yarn, DROPS Air).

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2) What is polyamide?

The polyamide fibre, commonly known as nylon, is very strong, durable, lightweight, easy to care for (can be machine washed and dried), and elastic, which makes it perfect for blending with other fibres to produce hard-wearing yarns like sock yarn.

Compared to polyester, polyamide is softer and more flexible, but it also absorbs more water and dries slower.

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3) What type of information can I find on the DROPS yarn labels?

All DROPS yarn labels include information about fiber content (wool, cotton, etc.), weight in grams and ounces, length in meters and yards, washing instructions and symbols (explained here), color number, dye lot number and yarn group information.

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4) What are the DROPS yarn groups?

All DROPS yarns are classified into 6 different thickness groups (A to F). Yarns in a same group have similar knitting tension/gauge, and can therefore be interchanged in patterns; however the length may be different, so when substituting always calculate the amount of meters/yards needed for the pattern to know the amount of yarn you need to get.

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5) Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

Yes, as long as the yarn can be worked in the same knitting tension/gauge. Always swatch to make sure you get the same number of stitches in width and rows in height as given in the pattern.

Remember that different yarns with different textures, will give the garment different looks. The yardage/length may also be different, so when substituting always calculate the number of yards needed, in order to know the amount of yarn you need.

Read more about how to calculate the amount of an alternative yarn - and how to replace 1 thread of a yarn with 2 or more of another, here.

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6) What does it mean when a yarn is “Superwash”?

A superwash wool is a special wool product that has been treated or processed in a way that allows it to be machine washable. Many people are afraid to work with wool because it is so easy to shrink (though some shrink wool on purpose) and superwash wool can allow them to work with great fibers without worry. (Read more here).

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7) What does “Oeko-Tex® certified” means?

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 was introduced at the beginning of the 1990s as a response to the needs of the general public for textiles which posed no risk to health. The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. The test for harmful substances comprise substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health.

For more info go to www.oeko-tex.com

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8) Where are the DROPS yarns produced?

You can read about where all DROPS yarns are produced in each of the yarns shade cards and in our price list.

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9) Why are your yarns so cheap?

As Northern Europe's largest brand of hand knitting yarns and designs, we have unique opportunities to work with the very best raw materials and make savings that benefit you. That's why you can buy DROPS yarn 20-30% cheaper than similar products!

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10) How accurate are the colours on the shade cards online?

When obtaining images for the shade card, we do our best to achieve the highest level of color accuracy. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee how images will appear on your computer screen. Every monitor displays color differently, some colors might look darker than they really are, and some colors might be more saturated on some screens. If you experience that many of the yarn colors looks different on your screen than the actual color of the skeins, you can adjust the setting on your monitor.

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11) What is a micron? What does super fine / extra fine mean?

The fineness of yarn fibers is measured in microns (thousands of millimeters). Super fine alpaca wool is 26-28 microns. Fine merino wool is less than 21.5 microns and extra fine merino is under 19.5 microns. The less microns the softer and more delicate a quality can be, the more microns the more hard wear the quality will be.

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12) Why are the colours in my skeins of print yarn different?

The reason why two skeins of a same print yarn look different can be 1) that both skeins are part of different dye lots; 2) that the skeins have been dyed using a technique called "magic print" (the one used for example in DROPS Delight), which provides unique patterns and smooth colour transitions to each skein, meaning also that within one dye lot, lighter or darker varieties might appear. This is no fault or defect, but part of the yarn's character.

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13) My store doesn’t have the colour I want, what can I do?

If your DROPS store doesn’t have the yarn colour you want, try contacting a DROPS Super Store (the ones with the golden badges) - they will make sure to get a hold of the colour even if they don’t have it in stock themselves. See a list of all DROPS stores here.

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14) Where can I find a specific dye lot of a colour?

Always try contacting your DROPS store first. If they do not have the dye lot you want we recommend you to ask other knitters and crocheters in the DROPS Workshop in Facebook or Ravelry, which may have the dye lot in their stash and might be willing to part from it.

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15) Why does my yarn shed?

Yarn sheds because there's not enough twist to hold all of the fibers together. All yarns have excess fibers (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding, in varied degrees that depend on how the yarn is spun. Brushed yarns ("hairier" yarns) like DROPS Melody, have more of these loose fibers than other yarns, and therefore shed more. Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibers. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding.

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

  • When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.
  • Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibers to become less attached to each other, and excess fibers will come off easier. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.
  • Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label. Garments worked with hairier yarns usually need to be shaken once dry after washing, so that the hairs rise and any excess fibers can come off.

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Comments / Questions (180)

Yasmine 07.04.2020 - 00:49:

I want to make a crochet blanket large size. how many rolls do I need to purchase?

Shirley 03.04.2020 - 10:16:

Hi I would like to order 10 balls of navy 4 balls of cream Eskimo 100% wool is this possible ? Thank you

DROPS Design 05.04.2020 kl. 17:22:

Hi Shirley! Here's a list of stores who sell DROPS yarns in UK: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=19&cid=19

Nina 30.03.2020 - 13:17:

Hei. Hvorfor får jeg ikke samme pris i butikkene av det som står oppgitt på Drops Deal? Trodde butikkene måtte følge Drops Deal, men butikkene sier de ikke må følge det Drops Deal har satt opp som pris. Veldig rart, og kunder føler seg lurt! Trodde de var med på samarbeid med dere? Eks Eskimo Drops Deal står til 13,- kr. å i butikk er prisen 19,- kr. Veldig stor forskjell. Håper dere kan forklare dette, da jeg har vært i kontakt med butikken.

DROPS Design 01.04.2020 kl. 15:36:

Hej Nina, Den butik som har lavet en deal på DROPS Eskimo for 13 kr skal sælge den for dig til 13 kr. Du finder butikken i listen når du klikke på bestil i farvekortet. God fornøjelse!

Roberta Brandano 22.03.2020 - 17:43:

La lana eskimo può essere usata x lavorare ad uncinetto e se si con che n di uncinetto? Grazie mille

DROPS Design 24.03.2020 kl. 09:03:

Buongiorno Roberta. Sì, può usare Eskimo anche con l'uncinetto. La misura dell'uncinetto dipende dal modello che vuole lavorare e dalla sua mano. Potrebbe provare con un n°7 oppure 8. Verifichi sempre di ottenere il campione indicato nel modello. Buon lavoro!

Terttu 21.03.2020 - 10:36:

Hei! Eskimo-kerässä on ilmoitettu olevan lankaa 50 g (n. 50 m). Olen huomannut, että lähes säännöllisesti kerän paino on n. 48 g (ilman vyötettä). Olen tilannut isomman määrän Eskimoa, jolloin esim. 100 kerässä jää vajetta 4 kerän verran. Haluankin kysyä oletteko kiinnittäneet kerän painoon huomiota. Onko tarjouslankojen paino sama? Eskimolankaan olen kyllä tyytyväinen

Elisabetta 15.02.2020 - 17:15:

Hi! I have knitted a really pretty bulky scarf using drops eskimo and totally loved it! however after washing a couple times the wool has become so itchy I am not even able to use it anymore - it wasn't like that initially- do you have any tips on how I can restore its softness and make it feel less scratchy? Thanks!

DROPS Design 17.02.2020 kl. 13:34:

Dear Elisabetta, sorry we didn't have any similar feedback, please contact your DROPS store, they might have some tipps for you - Happy knitting!

Zofia 06.02.2020 - 15:09:

Hello, In order to sew the pieces of my piece of work made with Eskimo, do you recommend to use the same eskimo yarn or a different one?

DROPS Design 11.02.2020 kl. 09:47:

Dear Zofia, I personnally always use the same yarn I used to knit/crochet to sew pieces together. Happy knitting!

Eva 31.01.2020 - 13:27:

What is the diameter of drops eskimo yarn? Thank you

DROPS Design 03.02.2020 kl. 17:42:

Hi Eva. It is about 6 mm. Kind regards!

Janet Cann 19.01.2020 - 00:23:

I am looking for 9 skeins Eskimo Colour 66 (green) in dye lot 3401. I’m from Canada. Can anyone help me?!

DROPS Design 20.01.2020 kl. 10:44:

Dear Mrs Cann, you are welcome to contact our DROPS Retailers shipping to Canada to ask them - and even ask in our group if anyone could help you. Happy knitting!

Nathalie 14.01.2020 - 13:15:

Hei, Jeg har sjekket flere av grossistene dere har oppgitt på siden deres, men så langt er nesten alle tomme for så og si alle farger. Hvor kan jeg få kjøpt eskimo nå? Skal dette garnet ut av produksjon? Ser frem mot svar

DROPS Design 27.01.2020 kl. 09:20:

Hei Nathalie. Garnet skal ikke ut av produksjon. På vår side kan du sjekke hvilken farge som skal utgå (#) og hvilken vi mangler fra vår leverandør(*). Bare å be butikken(e) om å ta inn dine ønsker eller gi deg en begrunnelsen på hvorfor de ikke tar inn fargen(e). Vi er ikke tomme, men kanskje butikker må vente på å bestille av ulike grunner. mvh DROPS design

How can I replace this yarn? If you are looking to replace this yarn with another DROPS yarn, you can use another yarn within the same yarn group, or try our yarn converter!

Have a problem with the DROPS yarn you purchased? When you purchase yarn from the shade cards or patterns on our site, you are not buying directly from DROPS but from one of the hundreds of DROPS stores around the world. It is therefore important that you take contact with the DROPS store where you bought the yarn, and that you save the labels of all the skeins you purchased (they are your warranty). The DROPS store you contact will assist you and escalate the claim if necessary. Find a list of DROPS stores here.
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