DROPS Air

A medium thick blow yarn made of baby alpaca and merino wool

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Content: 65% Alpaca, 28% Polyamide, 7% Wool
Yarn Group: C (16 - 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 164 yds (150 m)
Recommended needle size: US 8 / 5 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows
Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat / Feltable

A new and exciting "blow yarn" made from DROPS Soft Tweed er som navnet tilsier et supermykt tweedgarn, laget i en kombinasjon av merinoull, superfin alpakka og viskose. Garnet produseres ved å karde fibrene sammen med små tovede "tweed knapper" som gir et fargespill som definerer utseendet på denne kvaliteten.

Dette garnet er rustikk, elegant, lett å strikke med, og resultatet blir jevne og nydelige masker. Et perfekt valg for både fletter og strukturmønstre, slipovers, gensere og jakker - DROPS Soft Tweed passer perfekt til oppskrifter som er designet for DROPS Karisma, DROPS Lima og DROPS Merino Extra Fine (Garngruppe B).

At DROPS Soft Tweed er et kardet garn gjør at det er lettere og puster bedre enn et lignende kjemmet garn - samtidig som det er spesielt egnet for håndstrikking. baby alpaca and cozy and warm merino wool. Its construction is unique, based on the newest yarn technologies, where instead of spinning, the fibres of baby alpaca and merino wool are air blown into a tube, which makes the garments made in this yarn about 30-35% lighter than those made with conventional spun yarns of the same thickness.

DROPS Air is - as its name says - a very airy yarn that feels beautiful against the skin, which makes it perfect for accessories, shawls, sweaters and jackets in both textured and cable patterns. Garments made in DROPS Air are totally itch-free, which means everyone can wear them!

Made in Peru/EU

Yarn type
Deals from
DROPS AIR MIX
6.60 USD
n/a

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
6.60 USD
50g
Order
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
6.60 USD
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

DROPS AIR UNI COLOUR
6.60 USD
n/a

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
6.60 USD
50g
Order
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
6.60 USD
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

35 Colours in DROPS Air

off white
uni colour 01
wheat
mix 02
beige
mix 26
brown
mix 05
medium grey
mix 04
pearl grey
mix 03
yellow
uni colour 22
orange
mix 13
raspberry
uni colour 25
discontinued
red brick
mix 28#
coral reef
uni colour 23
discontinued
rose
uni colour 20#
new
blush
mix 32
clay
uni colour 35
old pink
uni colour 29
pink marble
uni colour 34
pink sand
uni colour 33
pink
uni colour 24
light pink
mix 08
purple haze
mix 15
heather
uni colour 14
ruby red
mix 07
navy blue
mix 09
denim blue
uni colour 17
blue
uni colour 16
peacock blue
mix 11
sea blue
uni colour 21
fog
mix 10
Morning mist
uni colour 18
sea green
mix 27
sage green
uni colour 30
moss green
mix 12
forest green
uni colour 19
anthracite
mix 06
black
uni colour 31
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.

Find patterns for DROPS Air

Learn more about this yarn

How do I care for this yarn?

yarn wash

Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation

Read more about washing yarn

Want to get a closer look?

Take a closer look at the yarn and see how a knitted sample looks in this video:

What other yarns can I combine this one with?

Many of our yarns can be combined together to get a different tension, texture or feel. Here's a few combination ideas to inspire you.

Air 35, clay + Kid-Silk 42, almond
DROPS Air 01, off white + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 20, pink sand

Thinking about felting this yarn?

See how this yarn looks before and after felting:

Before
After

Needles: 5.00 mm
Before: 17 sts x 22 rows
After: 24 sts x 38 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 offers 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 its 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 comes 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.

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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.

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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 colors 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 color 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 color I want, what can I do?

If your DROPS store doesn’t have the yarn color you want, try contacting a DROPS Super Store (the ones with the golden badges) - they will make sure to get a hold of the color 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 color?

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 (376)

country flag Jana Olšovská wrote:

Co prosím znamená "předpokládaný termín naskladnění? (1-50?) to jsou dny?, děkuji, Jana Olšovská

03.12.2021 - 16:33:

country flag Christina wrote:

Tusind tak for dette skønne garn, som er så let og blødt. Vil I overveje at lave det i en mørk petroleumsblå? På forhånd mange tak. Venlig hilsen Christina

02.12.2021 - 14:40:

country flag Justyna Sadlocha wrote:

I'm using your yarns quite a while and I love them, but I couldn't find any information about how your natural yarns are sourced? Is it fully ethical? I need some more information about it. I'll thankful for answers

21.11.2021 - 17:04:

country flag Else Simonsen wrote:

Hej Jeg har forsøgt at bestille noget garn. Jeg er startet på opskriften Morning Haze, har købt garn hos jer, men har for lidt. Jeg har brug for 200 g Drops Air mix farve 03

17.11.2021 - 18:35:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Else. Se på din förra orderbekräftelse vilken forhandler som du köpte garnet av och ta kontakt med de för att köpa mer garn. Mvh DROPS Design

18.11.2021 kl. 08:06:

country flag Angeline wrote:

Zijn de garens van Drops gegarandeerd mulesing-vrij?

04.11.2021 - 13:39:

country flag Beata wrote:

Witam zakupiłem ta włóczkę na sweter i czapkę Próbowałam przerabiać ja na różne sposoby I martwi mnie fakt że bardzo się rozciąga po praniu :( zalecany rozmiar to po praniu dużo większy wyrób Jakie są zalecane wzory i rozmiary drutów przy 1 lub 2 nitkach ? Jestem zawiedziona kupiłam wiele kolorów na czapki i nie wiem co teraz mam zrobić żeby zrobiona dzianina służyła na dłużej

31.10.2021 - 14:34:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Beato, po pierwsze przed rozpoczęciem pracy nad robótką zawsze rób próbkę, pierz ją zgodnie z zaleceniami na etykiecie włóczki (lub szerzej w jej opisie na naszej stronie). Jeśli to konieczne użyj mniejszych drutów. Z moich doświadczeń wynika, że włóczka ta bardziej rozciąga się na długość niż na szerokość. Należy to uwzględnić zwłaszcza w przypadku większych projektów (np. przy długości rękawów). Powodzenia!

01.11.2021 kl. 13:28:

country flag Daniela wrote:

Hi, I bought Drops Air in order to knit myself a sweater and I absolutely loved the feel and touch of the yarn. However, once finished and when I started wearing it the sweater piled so much that you can't even see the knit stitches and other designs anymore. It has sadly become so bad that I don't wear it outside of the house. Is this typical for Air? If not, what happened to my particular sweater? what can I do about it in the future if I want to continue using Drops Air? Thank you.

30.10.2021 - 09:08:

country flag Daniela wrote:

I purchases Drops Air to make a sweater and initially loved the yarn. However, when I started wearing it, it immediately started to pile to a point where you can't really see the stitches anymore. The sweater as it is looks quite horrible now. What can I do to avoid this problem in the fut? Thank you.

30.10.2021 - 07:35:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Daniela, Air is a blow yarn where the fibers are blown into the tube and not spun together as a thread, so that maybe the reason why there might be extra loose fibers at the beginning. Feel free to show your jumper to your DROPS store - even sending them a picture, they will be able to help you further. Happy knitting!

03.11.2021 kl. 09:07:

country flag Hermine wrote:

Hallo, meine Freundin hat einen Pulli mit Air gestrickt. Nach dem Waschen ist er 7 cm länger geworden. Ich stricke auch gerade mit Air. Wie kann ich das vermeiden? Danke und liebe Grüße.

29.10.2021 - 18:30:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Hermine, hier finden Sie zusätzlichen Tipps zum Garnpflege - gerne wird Ihnen Ihr DROPS Laden noch damit weiter helfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

03.11.2021 kl. 09:05:

country flag Odi wrote:

Hola de nuevo, quise decir DROPS Big Delight Print 04. Muchas gracias!!

28.10.2021 - 09:08:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Odi, el 01 lo puedes combinar fácilmente, porque es blanco hueso. Los otros 2 podrían combinar también, ya que son neutros, pero son a gusto de cada uno.

31.10.2021 kl. 19:11:

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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