DROPS Delight

A soft and exciting superwash treated wool!



per 1.8 oz

Content: 75% Wool, 25% Polyamide
Yarn Group: A (23 - 26 stitches) / 4 ply / fingering
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 191 yds (175 m)
Recommended needle size: US 4 / 3,5 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 23 sts x 30 rows
Care: Machine wash on gentle cycle warm 40°C / 104F. Don’t use fabric softener. Dry Flat
Superwash: yes

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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2.75 USD

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Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
2.75 USD
2.75 USD

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2 Colours in DROPS Delight

print 06
print 01

Product information

A luxurious and super soft wool yarn in many fabulous colours!

DROPS Delight is a single stranded yarn, made with superwash treated wool and strengthened with polyamide. An exciting and machine washable yarn that you can use for much more than just socks! Try it on larger projects like cardigans, jumpers, scarves and accessories.

Besides having a nice handspun texture with small thickness variations, the "magic print" technique used on the colouring of DROPS Delight provides unique patterns and smooth colour transitions, 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.

Keep in mind that the pictures are taken from samples that are approx. 30 cm in width. The look of the color gradient will vary in samples/garments of a different width.

Read more about our products' sustainability here

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

Machine wash on gentle cycle warm 40°C / 104F. Don’t use fabric softener. Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation

Read more about washing yarn

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.

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.

Comments / Questions (222)

country flag Wollfuehlladen wrote:

Bei mir sind noch Restbestände in mehreren Farben vorrätig. Sie finden die Farben und Mengen auf meiner homepage. Einfach per Email bestellen.

23.11.2023 - 23:01

country flag Annukka wrote:

I'm quite shocked that Drops Delight is discontinued! It was the best for socks with a wow-effect. Dreamy soft and colors to die for, Drops Fabel doesn't come even close! Please please bring it back!! Maybe all it needs is just a little bit of marketing, fresh pattern designs and social media presence.

20.11.2023 - 21:25

country flag Annick wrote:

Bonjour Pourquoi avez-vous supprimé la BIG DELIGHT qui permettait de beaux gros ouvrages chauds , confortables aux jolies couleurs ? Merci

16.11.2023 - 07:31

country flag Maria Arman wrote:

Hej, varför är Drops deligth slut överallt? Jag tycker det var ett fint garn för vintern. Har ni alternativ?

20.10.2023 - 15:29

DROPS Design answered:

Heri Maria. Veldig flott garn, men få som kjøpte det. Derfor vil/er det utgått. Om du ønsker et tynt melert/fargerikt garn, ta en titt på vår DROPS Fabel kvalitet. mvh DROPS Design

23.10.2023 kl. 09:34

country flag Astrid Kärnbach wrote:

Hallo Drops Team, ist die Qualität Delight aus dem Programm genommen?? Grüße Astrid Kärnbach

05.10.2023 - 16:28

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Kärnbach, es stimmt ja. Delight wird auslaufen. Liebe Grüsse.

06.10.2023 kl. 09:37

country flag Marie Letocart wrote:


19.09.2023 - 11:48

country flag Sheila Rizzo wrote:

I need one ball of Drops Delight color 02, which is apparently out of stock. Do you have any idea when you might be getting more? I need it finish a jacket.

03.05.2023 - 01:31

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Rizzo, this color is now unfortunately discontinued; you might ask different stores that have this color still in stock or ask other customers in our DROPS Workshop if someone can help you. Happy knitting!

03.05.2023 kl. 08:06

country flag Hilde wrote:

Hei. Finner færre farger i Delight. Er det stopp på produksjonen av dette garnet? Vil det ikke finnes i alle farger lengre?

15.03.2023 - 14:17

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Hilde. Ja DROPS Delight kommer dessvärre att utgå. Mvh DROPS Design

16.03.2023 kl. 11:26

country flag Gabriele Günther wrote:

Liebes Drops Team, kann Drops Delight in der Fair Iles Technik mit Drops Fabel kombiniert werden? Liebe Grüße

22.02.2023 - 17:25

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Günther, ja genau, Modellen mit beiden Garne haben wir auch - wie zum Beispiel diese Mütze. Mit den Farben kann Ihnen gerne Ihr DROPS Händler - auch per Telefon oder per E-Mail weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

23.02.2023 kl. 15:04

country flag Helene Ring Teppan wrote:

Hei! Jeg håper virkelig ikke drops delight er i ferd med å bli faset ut? Mitt absolutte favorittgarn! Så mykt og så mange fine farger..

21.02.2023 - 20:04

country flag Agnieszka wrote:

Dzień dobry :) Czy planujecie Państwo wprowadzenie innej włóczki tak pięknie cieniowanej, z długimi przejściami kolorów, jak włoczka Drops Delight? A może nowa kolorystyka w Drops Delight? Włóczka jest świetna, a kolorystyka zwłaszcza fiolety, niebieskości i zielenie przepiękna.

10.02.2023 - 10:45

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Agnieszko, na chwilę obecną nie, ale być może kiedyś się pojawi :) Bardziej prawdopodobne są nowe kolory włóczki Delight. Proszę sprawdzać na stronie. Bardzo dziękujemy za zainteresowanie naszymi włóczkami i pozdrawiamy!

14.02.2023 kl. 14:01

country flag Pernille Larsen wrote:

Kære jer Jeg har et stærkt ønske om at få farve nr 10 oliven/rust/blomme tilbage Mvh Pernille

05.01.2023 - 10:00

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Pernille, tak for dit ønske, det er noteret :)

12.01.2023 kl. 15:40

country flag Sonja wrote:

Hallo, wird die Delight komplett aus dem Programm genommen? Gibt es in naher Zukunft ein anderes oder ähnliches Farbverlaufsgarn? Mit freundlichen Grüßen

02.01.2023 - 22:16

country flag Anja wrote:

Hallo liebes Drops Design Team, einige Farbvarianten sind leider aus dem Sortiment genommen worden und ich wollte fragen, ob dafür neue Farbenvarianten nachrücken? Oder wird das Garn ganz aus dem Sortiment genommen? Viele Grüße

01.11.2022 - 16:32

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Anja, ja richtig, Delight wird aus dem Sortiment genommen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

07.11.2022 kl. 10:32

country flag Elizabeth Keatley wrote:

Hi, I can't find US based stores that sell this yarn. The links to US stores all go to UK based stores and the shipping is much higher. Are there any online stores in the US?

30.08.2022 - 16:15

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Elizabeth, all of the DROPS stores that sell in the US or ship to the US are listed here: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=17&cid=19

30.08.2022 kl. 22:47

country flag Wollfühlladen wrote:

Ich habe noch fast alle Farben vorrätig. Einfach bei Wollfühlladen bestellen. Die Farben finden Sie auf meiner homepage.

08.08.2022 - 00:54

country flag Gertrude wrote:

Kan ik 5 bollen Drops Delight Print 19 bij u bestellen?

01.08.2022 - 15:30

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Gertrude,

Het bestellen van garens gaat via een van de verkooppunten die onze artikelen verkopen; wij verkopen geen garens via de site. Via deze link vind je een lijst met verkooppunten.

16.08.2022 kl. 21:48

country flag HOSTIER wrote:

La laine Drops Delight coloris 07 va -t-elle revenir à la vente en ligne??? Merci

24.04.2022 - 10:37

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Hostier, ce coloris a été supprimé, il n'est pas prévu d'être remis, je suis désolée; Bon tricot!

25.04.2022 kl. 08:55

country flag Elzbieta wrote:

Mam DROPS Delight 04I 03 który jest nie produkowany z jakimi odcieniami\r\n\r\n DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk , DROPS Kid-Silk mogę je połaczyć

03.02.2022 - 05:39

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Elu, napisz jaki kolor ma Delight 03 (a najlepiej wyślij zdjęcie na poland@dropsproject.com). Co do DROPS 04: można ją połączyć z np. z Brushed Alpaca kolory 13 i 14 oraz z Kid-Silkiem 28, 39, 26, 43, w zależności od efektu który chcesz otrzymać. Pozdrawiamy!

03.02.2022 kl. 13:56

country flag Ela wrote:

Z jakim kolorem mogę połączyć 04 DROPS Delight

30.01.2022 - 07:50

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Elu, chodzi Ci o tą samą włóczkę, czy o inną? Napisz coś więcej o projekcie, który chcesz wykonać. Pozdrawiamy!

31.01.2022 kl. 14:30

country flag Magnhild Haugnes wrote:

Hvor får jeg kjøpt Drops Delight i Trondheim?

24.01.2022 - 09:30

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Magnhild. Se vår oversikt over alle butikker og da de som er i Trondheim. Mange av butikkene har hjemmeside som du kan se hvilke kvaliteter de har. Mvh DROPS Design

25.01.2022 kl. 09:44

country flag Joan wrote:

Does the wool always winde up the same way ?

19.01.2022 - 11:20

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Joan, every ball might be slightly different due to the "magic print" technique described in the shade card. Happy knitting!

20.01.2022 kl. 10:02

country flag Katja wrote:

Die „Variationen in der Fadenstärke“ erwecken auf mich den Eindruck minderwertige Verarbeitung beim Farbwechsel zu sein. So ist das Garn über lange Abschnitte gar nicht gedreht und fällt dadurch einfach auseinander wie nicht versponnene Rohwolle. Und das mitten beim arbeiten. Wie kurzlebig die Teile sind, sie sich doch verstricken ließen, möcht ich mir noch gar nicht vorstellen, schade um die Arbeit und Zeit! Ich bin sehr enttäuscht

05.01.2022 - 21:41

DROPS Design answered:

Leibe Katja, wenn Sie glauben, daß Ihre Wolle einen Defekt hat, dann teilen Sie dies bitte dem Geschäft mit, in dem Sie sie gekauft haben; dort wird man Ihnen gerne helfen können. Danke im voraus.

06.01.2022 kl. 08:14

country flag Boxus wrote:

Avanr t de commander, je voudrais voir tous les coloris avec un mélange de couleurs.

20.12.2021 - 12:20

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Boxus, retrouvez tous nos modèles réalisés en DROPS Delight ici - pour toute assistance individuelle au choix d'une couleur, n'hésitez pas à contacter votre magasin DROPS, en Belgique ici. Bon tricot!

20.12.2021 kl. 15:46

country flag MYEN Marianne wrote:

Bonjour, Quelle couleur de fil KID-SILK puis-je associer au fil DELIGHT Print 13 ? Bien cordialement.

13.12.2021 - 12:48

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Myen, pour toute assistance au choix d'une couleur, merci de bien vouloir contacter votre magasin, il est bien plus simple pour eux de pouvoir vous aider ainsi, même par mail ou téléphone. Bon tricot!

14.12.2021 kl. 08:17

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