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

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Indhold: 65% Alpaca, 28% Polyamide, 7% Wool
Garngruppe: C (16 - 19 masker) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
Vægt/længde: 50 g = ca. 150 meter
Anbefalede pinde: 5 mm
Strikkefasthed: 10 x 10 cm = 17 m x 22 p
Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat / Kan filtes

An exciting "blow yarn" made from soft baby alpaca and cozy and warm merino wool. As implied in blow yarn, this quality has an unique construction where instead of spinning, the fibres of baby alpaca and merino wool are air blown into a tube together. This 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 a light, 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

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35 Farver i DROPS Air

off white
uni colour 01
mix 02
mix 26
mix 05
medium grey
mix 04
pearl grey
mix 03
uni colour 22
mix 13
uni colour 25
red brick
mix 28#
coral reef
uni colour 23
uni colour 20#
mix 32
uni colour 35
uni colour 29
pink marble
uni colour 34
pink sand
uni colour 33
uni colour 24
light pink
mix 08
purple haze
mix 15
uni colour 14
ruby red
mix 07
navy blue
mix 09
denim blue
uni colour 17
uni colour 16
peacock blue
mix 11
sea blue
uni colour 21
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
mix 06
uni colour 31
Vi minder om at farverne du ser her kan afvige noget fra skærm til skærm, på samme måde som farvepartierne ofte afviger lidt fra farvebad til farvebad.

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Hvordan passer jeg på dette garn?

yarn wash

Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat

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Vil du se nærmere på det?

Se nærmere på garnet og se hvordan en strikkeprøve ser ud i denne video:

Hvilke andre garner kan jeg kombinere med dette?

Mange af vore garner kan kombineres for at få en anden strikkefasthed, struktur, fornemmelse og udtryk. Her er nogle ideer til kombinationer som kan inspirere.

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

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Pinde: 5.00 mm
Før: 17 m x 22 p
Efter: 24 m x 38 p

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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 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.

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.

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).

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.

The reason why the microns in a yarn’s fibers are important is that the yarn will eventually become something else, and how delicate or coarse a yarn is will determine in part what we use it for. That’s why we recommend the softest yarns (like DROPS Baby Merino) for baby clothing, or why we choose to use a more hard wear yarn like DROPS Snow, for a seating pad or slipper.

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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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Kommentarer / Spørgsmål (390)

country flag Marina D’Exelle wrote:

Hoeveel bollen Air moet ik bestellen voor een trui met kol in maat large?

22.01.2022 - 01:38:

country flag Agnes Dumon wrote:

Ik heb uw garen leren kennen via via... Heb 5 bollen air uni color overgekocht. Nu heb ik 2 bollen tekort van het kleur 17 dyelot 7G0711. Waar kan ik die kopenaub. Of sturen jullie dit op?

21.01.2022 - 10:23:

country flag Judy Szydlo wrote:

I was told that the AIR 18 actually looks like a sky blue not like a grey green as in the color swatch. Is that true? I want to make a scarf and hat that will be smooth, not have a fuzzy look. Will the AIR knit up smoothly or am I better off with the NEPAL? I need the 5mm needle for my pattern.

19.01.2022 - 05:45:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Szydlo, to help you to find the best matching yarn, please contact your DROPS store, it will be easier for them to help you directly and personnaly. Happy knitting!

19.01.2022 kl. 09:13:

country flag Annemarieke wrote:

Dag, ik ga de deken celtic comfort maken. Maar wil hem als beddensprei maken voor een 2 persoonsbed (200-210] volgens mijn berekening zou ik dan 43 bollen drops air mix nodig hebben. Een hele investering dus ik wil graag weten of mijn berekening juist is.

16.01.2022 - 17:19:

country flag Karen Voldsgaard wrote:

Jeg har lige fået lavet en kommentar i stedet for et spørgsmål. Jeg vil egentlig gerne vide, hvordan den skulle have været vasket? For hvis jeg skal følge anvisningerne, skulle jeg have lavet en trøje i 2 størrelser mindre end normalt.

15.01.2022 - 20:41:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Karen. Det var utrolig kjedelig, vi har ikke fått tilbakemeldinger på at plagg i DROPS Air har blitt større ved vask. Nå er ikke Chunky Dahlia en oppskrift fra DROPS, men regner med at den har en strikkefasthet som kan brukes til DROPS Air og at strikkefastheten til garnet er fulgt, slik at det ikke er brukt større pinner og ikke får den fastheten som garnet trenger. Anbefaler å vaske en gang til, ikke la plagget ligge lenge i bløt, bruk vaskemiddel som er tilegnet ull, form genseren og tørk den flatt, og unngå å tørke genseren på underlag som suger til seg fuktighet, som for eksempel frottéhåndklær. mvh DROPS Design

18.01.2022 kl. 07:51:

country flag Karen Voldsgaard wrote:

Jeg er trist! Jeg har brugt lang tid på at strikke en Chunky Dahlia i Drops Air. Den var så flot, indtil den blev vasket efter anvisningerne. Håndvask i lunket vand, tørret fladt. Jeg kunne se det, da jeg tog den op ad vandet - den var blevet kæmpe stor! Og der er små hår overalt fra den, da den fælder meget. Det var mange penge og timer ud ad vinduet :(

15.01.2022 - 20:38:

country flag Lena Morén wrote:

Jag har stickat en babyfilt av Drops Air. Den luddar av sig väldigt mycket. Hur kommer jag tillrätta med det?

06.01.2022 - 20:50:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Lena. Garnet har nok litt løse overskuddsfiber, men disse vil forsvinne etter litt bruk. mvh DROPS Design

14.01.2022 kl. 09:38:

country flag Veiga Dögg Magnúsdóttir wrote:

Góðan daginn ég keypti af verslun garn en fékk afhent vitlaust númer á tveimur dokkum því leita ég til ykkar hvort þið eigið drop air max litanr 3. dyelot: 7E8372? Eða vitið hvar ég gæti mögulega fengið það ? Kær Kveðja Veiga Dögg

04.01.2022 - 23:23:

DROPS Design answered:

Blessuð Veiga. Á síðunni okkar getur þú fundið verslanir sem selja DROPS garn á Íslandi.

11.01.2022 kl. 11:05:

country flag Samantha wrote:

This page is not fully translated. The yarn description appears to be about 50% in English and 50% in Norwegian(?). I would love to know more about the yarn before I purchase.

02.01.2022 - 06:30:

country flag Tone Storemark wrote:

Har dere Drops Air -natur (colour 01). Kanskje dere har serienr 7G0703. Jeg fikk for lite garn til en genser jeg strikker

29.12.2021 - 10:16:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Tone. Vi selger bare kilovis til butikker. Men ta kontakt med din butikk / en nettbutikk og hør om de har denne innfargingen. Ellers så anbefaler jeg deg å bruke diverse sosiale medier for håndarbeid (f.eks DROPS Workshop), der er det mange brukere som hjelper hverandre med etterlysning av garn og partinr. mvh DROPS design

04.01.2022 kl. 09:50:

Hvordan kan jeg erstatte dette garn? Hvis du vil erstatte dette garn med et andet DROPS garn, kan du vælge et fra samme garngruppe, eller prøve vores garn omregner!

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