DROPS Karisma

A superwash treated wool classic

Content: 100% Wool
Yarn Group: B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK / worsted
Weight/length: 50 g = approx 100 m
Recommended needle size: 4 mm
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 21 sts x 28 rows
Machine wash on gentle cycle 40°C / Don’t use fabric softener / Dry Flat

DROPS Karisma is a 4 strands sport yarn which has great shape stability and is superwash treated, which means that it is machine washable and perfect for daily use.

Soft and comfortable to the skin, DROPS Karisma is one of the most popular qualities in our classic wool range since its first introduction in Scandinavia during the 80s, and is supported by an extensive array of patterns.

Made in EU

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 25.3.0110), 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).

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DROPS KARISMA UNI COLOUR
2.20 GBP
2.06 GBP

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LindeHobby
Webstore
2.06 GBP
50g
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Bùth Bharraigh Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Cotton Pod
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Fibre and Fleece
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Folklore Yarns Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Hop Stitch & Jumper
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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KNiTT Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Little Woollie LTD
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Slipstitch Ldn
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Stitched Up!
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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The Knitting Network
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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The Needle Works Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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The Novello Wool Shop
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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The Orry Mill
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Wool Zone
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Woolpatch Gallery
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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Yarn and good company
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
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DROPS KARISMA MIX
2.20 GBP
2.06 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
2.06 GBP
50g
Order
Bùth Bharraigh Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Cotton Pod
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Fibre and Fleece
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Folklore Yarns Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Hop Stitch & Jumper
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
KNiTT Ltd
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Little Woollie LTD
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Slipstitch Ldn
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Stitched Up!
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
Wool Zone
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order
Woolpatch Gallery
Webstore
2.20 GBP
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

Colours in DROPS Karisma (47)

white
uni colour 19
off white
uni colour 01
light pearl grey
mix 72
light grey
mix 44
medium grey
mix 21
dark grey
mix 16
anthracite
mix 53
dark brown
mix 56
chocolate brown
uni colour 04
beige brown
mix 54
light beige brown
mix 55
light oak
mix 77
lemon
uni colour 79
dark mustard
uni colour 52
orange
uni colour 11
red
uni colour 18
wine red
uni colour 48
maroon
uni colour 82
coral
uni colour 78
old rose
uni colour 81
rose
uni colour 80
desert rose
uni colour 84
silver pink
uni colour 71
light dusty pink
uni colour 66
medium pink
uni colour 33
light old pink
uni colour 40
cerise
uni colour 13
dark old rose
uni colour 39
grape
uni colour 83
dark purple
uni colour 76
lavender
mix 74
petrol cerise
mix 75
denim blue
uni colour 65
light blue grey
uni colour 70
light sky blue
uni colour 68
light denim blue
uni colour 30
bright blue
uni colour 07
navy blue
uni colour 17
dark grey blue
uni colour 37
petrol
mix 73
blue turquoise
uni colour 60
sea green
mix 50
light grey green
uni colour 69
light olive
uni colour 45
forest green
uni colour 47
olive
uni colour 57
black
uni colour 05
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

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

See the washing symbols explanation

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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:
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 (203)

Leibe Segal 16.09.2020 - 17:07:

Good afternoon. I plan to make a baby garment and would like to choose a yarn that can go into the washing machine and also into the dryer. I would like the baby to have more than one wear from it, without the risk that when the mother puts it into the dryer, it shrinks! Do you have any suggestions for me?

DROPS Design 17.09.2020 kl. 10:43:

Dear Mrs Segal, some of our yarns have been treated superwash but any of them can be dryed in a dryer. Do not hesitate to contact your DROPS store for any assistance choosing the best matching yarn. Happy knitting!

Sheila Whitson 14.09.2020 - 11:08:

What is a yarn similar in the US drops karisma and the cost?

Sheila Whitson 13.09.2020 - 10:51:

I would like to order the yarn for night shades - knitted sweater round yoke in drops karisma size xxxl

DROPS Design 14.09.2020 kl. 10:17:

Dear Mrs Whitson, please find the list of DROPS stores shipping to US here. Happy knitting!

Silke Thomsen 09.09.2020 - 16:18:

Hallo, ich möchte gerne aus Karisma eine Wolldecke Stricken, ca. in den Maßen 2,20 x 1,80 m. Wieviele Wollknäule werde ich ungefähr benötigen?

DROPS Design 10.09.2020 kl. 10:07:

Liebe Frau Thomsen, ja nach dem Muster, Maschenprobe usw wird es unterschiedlich, hier finden Sie Decke, die mit einem Garn der Garngruppe B - wie Karisma - gestrickt werden, so können Sie sich davon inspirieren lassen; gerne wird Ihnen Ihr DROPS Laden noch weiter helfen - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Eva Morgan 09.09.2020 - 15:47:

Söker ett garn (ull) som ska ha ha en virkfasthet 3x3 cm=. 6 maskor x 7 varv. Passar det med Karisma eLer ska jag välja ett annat garn?

DROPS Design 10.09.2020 kl. 14:49:

Hej Eva, ja det lyder til at det skulle passe fint. Husk at lave en hækleprøve. God fornøjelse!

Jonna Krath 05.09.2020 - 10:28:

Kære drops Hvilken forskel er der på Karisma mix og Karisma uni colour? Venlig hilsen Jonna

DROPS Design 07.09.2020 kl. 06:49:

Hei Jonna. DROPS Karisma uni er ensfarget garn, men mix er det miks farger (litt sjattering i fargen). I noen kvaliteter kan uni farge være billigere enn mix farger. mvh DROPS design

Evelyne Lesly 29.08.2020 - 18:32:

Bonjour, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs de Karisma. Mais le modèle que je voudrais faire est en aiguilles n.6 et demande 10 pelotes ( pelote de 105 m). De combien de pelotes aurais-je besoin si je le fais en Karisma ? merci d'avance

DROPS Design 31.08.2020 kl. 10:56:

Bonjour Mme Lesly, lisez attentivement ces explications sur les alternatives afin d'être bien certaine que Karisma est bien celle qu'il vous faut, si vous avez un doute, n'hésitez pas à contacter votre magasin, même par mail ou téléphone, on saura vous aider. Bon tricot!

Christina 27.08.2020 - 18:20:

What type of wool is this? since I suppose its not merino or Peruvian highland, how breathable is this material?

DROPS Design 09.09.2020 kl. 17:25:

Dear Christina! DROPS Karisma is 100% sheep wool, so it has all benefits of natural yarn and it is breathable. Happy knitting!

Anne Britt Forodden 22.08.2020 - 11:55:

Hei kan dere hjelpe meg med to nøster av Drops Karisma Uni Colour med farge nr:69 Mvh Anne Britt

DROPS Design 24.08.2020 kl. 08:50:

Hei Anne Britt. Vi sender ikke enkelt nøster til privat personer, kun kilovis til butikker. Ta kontakt med butikken du har kjøpt garnet hos og hør om de kan hjelpe deg. Eller evnt bruk de ulike gruppene på sosiale medier, der er det mange som hjelper hverandre med etterlysning av garn/partinr. mvh DROPS design

ISI Design AB Inger Skoglund 17.08.2020 - 18:56:

Vad är deals kan jag som företag köpa för 24 kr?

DROPS Design 20.08.2020 kl. 15:19:

Hej :) Deals är priserna som våra återförsäljare lägger ut. Klickar du på varukorgen hittar du de butiker som har deals och vilka priser som gäller för varje butik. Lycka till :)

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