DROPS Big Delight

An exciting and feltable wool yarn!



per 3.5 oz

Content: 100% Wool
Yarn Group: C (16 - 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
Weight/yardage: 3.5 oz (100 g) = approx 208 yds (190 m)
Recommended needle size: US 8 / 5 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows
Care: Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat / Feltable

Made in: EU

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 25.3.0099), Standard 100, Class I from the INNOVATEXT TEXTILE ENGINEERING AND TESTING, HUNGARY. This means that is has been tested for harmful substances and is considered safe in human-ecological terms. Class I is the highest level, and it means the yarn is suitable for baby articles (ages 0-3).

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DROPS Big Delight
7.80 USD

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Price
Purple Sheep Yarns
7.80 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
7.80 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

1 Colours in DROPS Big Delight

print 13

Product information

The sequel to DROPS Delight, DROPS Big Delight is spun in a similar way, but as a thicker thread of 100% wool, which is available in 100g skeins. The multi colored print with long color repetitions creates unique patterns and exciting color combinations, which means that within one dye lot, lighter or darker varieties might appear. This is no fault or defect, but part of the yarn's character.

DROPS Big Delight features smooth transitions with small thickness variations, in a nice handspun texture. A delightful yarn that inspires creativity and is ideal for felting. Sample pictures in this shade card show the color transitions when making a small garment, which means the look of the shade will vary according to the size of your work.

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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.

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

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!

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.

DROPS Big Delight 12, jeans blue/teal + DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk 6235, grey blue
DROPS Big Delight 07, sunrise + DROPS Melody 15, beige
DROPS Kid-Silk 09, light lavender + DROPS Big Delight 02, summer meadow

Thinking about felting this yarn?

See how this yarn looks before and after felting:


Needles: 5.00 mm
Before: 17 sts x 22 rows
After: 23 sts x 34 rows

Read more about felting here

Do you have a question about this yarn?

See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about our yarns.

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 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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

Comments / Questions (146)

country flag Wollfühlladen wrote:

Ich habe noch viele Farben vorrätig. Einfach bei Wollfühlladen bestellen.

08.08.2022 - 00:51:

country flag Miriam wrote:

Hola, sabéis decirme si va a volver a haber disponibilidad de hilos Drops Big Delight y cuándo? Gracias

31.07.2022 - 16:22:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Miriam, el hilo Drops Big Delight está discontinuado, por lo que no va a haber renovación del stock disponible. Tienes que consultar en tu tienda habitual si tienen unidades de Big Delight aún disponibles.

31.07.2022 kl. 17:01:

country flag Miriam wrote:

Hola, sabrían decirme si los ovillos Drops Big Delight van a volver a estar disponibles? Gracias

26.07.2022 - 18:41:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Miriam, esta calidad está discontinuada, por lo que lo único que queda disponible de esta lana es el stock restante que tengan las tiendas. Puedes consultar con las propias tiendas si tienen los ovillos que te interesan.

31.07.2022 kl. 17:04:

country flag Elise wrote:

Liebes DROPS-Team, bei diesem Garn ist es sehr schade, dass es das nicht mehr gibt. Kann man da auf ein Revival hoffen? Bitte das oder ein sehr ähnliches wieder ins Sortiment nehmen... :/ Liebe Grüße

28.05.2022 - 10:11:

country flag Christina Næraa wrote:

Hei, vet dere om ihvertfall hvor det er mulig å få tak i et par nøster 16 Bjørnebær?

13.05.2022 - 16:16:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Christina. DROPS Big Delight farge nr. 16, bjørnebær er helt tomt på hovedlagret, så anbefaler deg å kontakte buttikker/nettbutikker og høre om noen har igjen av denne fargen (vi har ingen oversikt over hvilken butikk). Ellers så kan jeg anbefaler 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

16.05.2022 kl. 07:42:

country flag Christina Næraa wrote:

Ufattelig trist at dette utgår, deilig å hekle med, og nydelige farger.

13.05.2022 - 16:13:

country flag Nina Anderdal wrote:

Hei! Skal dette garnet utgå? I tilfelle, kommer det en erstatning?

29.04.2022 - 08:41:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Nina. Ja, dessverre utgår DROPS Big Deligt. For garntykkelsen kan andre kvaliteter i garngruppe C brukes på DROPS Big Delight oppskrifter. Men får å få fargemiksen kan du bruke 2 tråder av DROPS Delight. Bare husk å starte på samme farge rapport når det brukes 2 nøster DROPS Delight. mvh DROPS Design

02.05.2022 kl. 09:31:

country flag Nomita Chatterjee wrote:

Hallo, ich möchte das Drops- Modell Nr. VE-010, Garngruppe D stricken. Meine Grösse ist XXL ( Brustumfang 120 cm ). Die Wolle dazu würde ich gerne durch euch bestellen. Entweder Big Delight + Baby Alpaca Silk je 1 Faden, oder Fabel + Baby Alpaca Silk je 1 Faden, oder Big Delight " Kid Silk je 1 Faden. Meine Frage ist: wieviel g Wolle von jedem müsste ich bestellen? Danke für eine schnelle Antwort. Freundlicher Gruss, Nomita Chatterjee

16.03.2022 - 15:16:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Chatterjee, hier wird es erklärt, wie man die neue Garnmenge kalkuliert. Gerne wird Ihnen damit Ihr DROPS Laden -auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail- weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

17.03.2022 kl. 10:05:

country flag Jeannine Verhulst wrote:

Bestaat er rondbreinaalden om sokken te breien? dank u

09.03.2022 - 09:41:

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Jeannine,

Je kunt sokken met een gewone rondbreinaald breien. Neem juist een wat langere rondbreinaald en maak gebruik van de 'magic loop' techniek (waarbij er steeds een stuk draad van de rondbreinaald uit het werk steekt. Bij de video's kun je deze techniek vinden.

24.03.2022 kl. 15:12:

country flag Renia wrote:

Czy pozostałe kolory Big Delight też zostaną wycofane z produkcji? Czy planowane jest wprowadzenie nowych kolorów tej włóczki?

07.03.2022 - 16:42:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Reniu, zostały 2 kolory, z tego może wynikać, że ta włóczka zostanie raczej wycofana z produkcji. Pozdrawiam!

10.03.2022 kl. 09:23:

country flag Bodil Bye wrote:

Jeg vil gjerne bestille et nøste Drops Big Delight , farge 20.

15.02.2022 - 15:59:

country flag Teresa Devin wrote:

Hello, is it your intention to discontinue producing Drops Big Delight. It is getting increasingly difficult to source this lovely yarn. I notice on your website there are only 5 colours displayed and 3 are labelled as “discontinued”.

29.01.2022 - 01:11:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Teresa, we don't have any information about changes in the yarns. But as trends change so do some yarns, which are left behind or discontinued. This also happens with colors usually.

31.01.2022 kl. 00:39:

country flag Rosaura Hexsel wrote:

Vocês enviam a drops big delight para o Brasil?

15.01.2022 - 19:42:

DROPS Design answered:

Querida Rosaura, você pode encontrar as lojas DROPS que enviam para o Brasil no seguinte link:https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=28&w=1&cid=28

05.02.2022 kl. 18:19:

country flag Ruth Arntzen wrote:

Vil bestille, men får beskjed om at jeg enten er en spammer eller har skrevet for mye! Fikk ikke skrevet full adresse. Jeg skal ha 2 nøster Drops Big Delight , 2168, farge 20 (Regnskog) . Kan jeg bestille her? Nettsidene deres er veldig vanskelig å orientere seg i!

10.01.2022 - 10:24:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Ruth. Om du klikker på: Finn en Butikk! får du en fin oversikt over alle våre forhandlere. Der kan du bestille det du trenger, eller evnt gå inn på nettsiden på den butikken du velger og bestille derfra. Når du har gjort en bestilling, skal du få en bekreftelse. Vi sender ikke garn til privatpersoner, kun til butikker. mvh DROPS Design

14.01.2022 kl. 09:48:

country flag Christiane Klenke wrote:

In meinem Laden sind noch fast alle Farben vorrätig, auch viele, die schon nicht mehr auf der Farbkarte sind. Sie können sie auf meiner homepage ansehen. Einfach bei Wollfühlladen bestellen.

21.12.2021 - 01:48:

country flag DESIREE BOUVARD wrote:

Bonjour, Vous avez de moins en moins de coloris pour le fils Big Delight. Est ce que c'est un fils qui est vous a disparaitre?

07.12.2021 - 19:22:

country flag Tanja wrote:

Schade, dass es nur noch so wenige Farben zur Auswahl gibt. Sind wieder weitere geplant?

04.12.2021 - 14:35:

country flag Elisabeth wrote:

Hej, Skriver då jag är förtjust i det här garnet när det kommer till att göra tovade vantar. Ffa är det så roligt med färgskiftningarna. Nu hittar jag dock bara enstaka färger kvar när jag letar fter det. Ska garnet utgå? Eller är det tillfälligt ? Hälsningar Elisabeth

19.11.2021 - 11:30:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Elisabeth. Mange farger i DROPS Delight er utgått og det er kun igjen 4-5 farger. Disse vil også utgå, men usikker når. Mange butikker har da desverre ikke dette garnet lengre. mvh DROPS Design

23.11.2021 kl. 07:45:

country flag Karin wrote:

Einen schönen guten Tag, werden die Farben „oliv/rost/Pflaume“, „Schoko-Banane“ und „Herbstwald“ nicht mehr hergestellt? Es waren die einzigen, die ich immer gekauft habe. Meinen Dank für Ihre Mühe.

27.10.2021 - 06:23:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Karin, ja, leider ist es so, dass diese Farben nicht mehr produziert werden. Vielleicht finden Sie ja zumindest bei der Sockenwolle DROPS Delight Farbverläufe, die Ihnen gefallen.

27.10.2021 kl. 12:46:

country flag Leferdien Kooiker wrote:

Frage, haben Sie drops big delight 03 dyelot1202 1 noch auf Lager? Grün, braun, beige, grau? Höre gerne

20.10.2021 - 11:41:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Leferdien Kooiker, diese Farbe haben wir jetzt nicht mehr, aber wenden Sie sich bitte an den unterschiedlichen DROPS Laden, vielleicht hat einen noch einige. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

21.10.2021 kl. 07:26:

country flag Hanna Mourino wrote:

Hej! Vänligen, kommer ni utöka big delight-färgerna längre fram? Sortimentet har krympt pö om pö under åren. Jag saknar många av färgerna som fanns tillbuds. Lite tråkigt att det inte finns mer att välja på helt enkelt. Vänligen, utöka nyanserna.

10.10.2021 - 00:51:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Hanna. DROPS Big Delight er et garn som er på vei ut av vårt sortiment, slik at det ikke vil komme inn nye farger. mvh DROPS design

11.10.2021 kl. 08:20:

country flag Christine Kunzfeld wrote:

Gibt es bei bem Garn Big Delight neue Farben? Das Garn ist so wunderschön. Die Farbauswal nimmt immer mehr ab. Finde ich sehr schade, da Sie für dieses Garn so schöne Anleitungen haben, die nur wirken mit der Originalwolle. Z.B. Modell 203-4, angegebene Farbe 03, minzschokolade.

06.09.2021 - 13:22:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Kunzfeld, vielleicht können Sie auch mal versuchen, eine ähnliche Farbe mit Delight + ein anderes Garn der Gruppe A zusammenzustricken? Ihr DROPS Laden wird Ihnen gerne mit den Farben helfen - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

07.09.2021 kl. 09:07:

country flag Monika wrote:

Kiedy będzie dostępna włóczka Drops big delight kolor 06, jesienny las.

29.08.2021 - 10:50:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Moniko, ten kolor niestety nie jest już w sprzedaży. Popytaj w naszych sklepach, listę znajdziesz TUTAJ, może ktoś jeszcze ją posiada w sprzedaży. Pozdrawiamy!

29.08.2021 kl. 22:26:

country flag Emma wrote:

I love drops big delight (and rely on it for my business!) but it seems like all the shades are being discontinued one by one. Are you planning on introducing new ones?

17.08.2021 - 00:24:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Emma, some colours are discontinued but we have still available colours. Happy knitting!

18.08.2021 kl. 07:25:

country flag Agneta Löfquist wrote:

Jag undrar om Drops big deligt kommer in i färgen regnskog inom snar framtid ,om v32 står fast ,har väntat en tid och skulle vilja veta om jag ska fortsätta att vänta . Tack på förhand !

11.08.2021 - 09:15:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Agneta. Farge nr. 20, regnskog er på hovedlagret. Ta kontakt med din butikk og hør om de har lagt den inn i sin ordre evnt når butikken får den inn på sitt lager. mvh DROPS design

16.08.2021 kl. 08:33:

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