DROPS Lima

The perfect every day yarn!

from:

3.90$

per 1.8 oz

Content: 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
Yarn Group: B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK / worsted
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 109 yds (100 m)
Recommended needle size: US 6 / 4 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 21 sts x 28 rows
Care: Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat / Feltable

Made in: Peru

Yarn type
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DROPS Lima
uni colour
3.90 USD
n/a

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Price
Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
3.90 USD
50g
Order
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
3.90 USD
50g
Order

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DROPS Lima
mix
4.10 USD
n/a

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Price
Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
4.10 USD
50g
Order
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
4.10 USD
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

32 Colours in DROPS Lima

white
uni colour 1101
off white
uni colour 0100
chalk
uni colour 9025
pearl grey
mix 9020
grey
mix 9015
dark grey
mix 0519
deep taupe
uni colour 5610
taupe grey
uni colour 5310
almond
mix 9024
beige
mix 0619
wheat
mix 0206
goldenrod
uni colour 2923
rust
mix 0707
red
uni colour 3609
maroon
uni colour 9023
brick red
uni colour 9021
blush
mix 9022
powder pink
uni colour 3145
ruby wine
uni colour 5820
orchid
uni colour 4088
purple
mix 4434
navy blue
uni colour 9016
blue indigo
uni colour 4305
quarry grey
uni colour 8465
ash grey
uni colour 9010
ice blue
uni colour 8112
jeans blue
uni colour 6235
petrol
mix 0701
sea green
mix 9018
khaki
uni colour 7810
olive
mix 0705
black
uni colour 8903

Product information

DROPS Lima is a 4 strands sport yarn, the continuation of our bestseller DROPS Nepal. Made from a combination of 65% Peruvian Highland wool and 35% superfine alpaca, its fibers are untreated, which means that they are only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to the dyeing. This highlights the fibers’ natural properties, while it provides also a better shape and texture quality.

DROPS Lima is perfect for outdoor garments like classic Norwegian sweaters and sportswear, that are usually knitted tight for good shape stability. Hard wearing and durable like any great wool yarn should be, it has also the lovely properties from the alpaca, being soft and comfortable. A sport yarn with a touch of luxury!

DROPS Lima contains mixed colours, this means the wool is manufactured by carding the colours together before spinning, which gives it a mixed effect.

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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!

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.

DROPS Lima 0707, rust + DROPS Kid-Silk 33, rust

Thinking about felting this yarn?

See how this yarn looks before and after felting:

Before
After

Needles: 4.00 mm
Before: 20 sts x 26 rows
After: 22 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:
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.

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 (223)

country flag Valerie wrote:

Good day, Can you tell me whether Lima yarn is soft enough for next to skin wear? If possible, can you tell me what type of wool makes up the wool portion of the yarn? Thank you, Val

01.08.2022 - 14:29:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Valerie, find content under "Product Information" above - DROPS Lima is soft, but if you are extra sensitive you might prefer DROPS Merino Extra Fine - please contact your DROPS store for any individual assistance choosing the best matching yarn, they will help you even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

01.08.2022 kl. 16:22:

country flag Lucia Gerritsen wrote:

Ik heb voor mijn dochter een trui gebreid met Lima uni colour4305 donker blauw. Nu heb ik wol over en wil ik hiervan voor mijn kleizoon ook een trui breien met patroon cable road maar ik kom dan 2 bollen tekort. Ik kan deze kleur niet meer vinden in de bestellijst en wil vragen of ik er toch nog 2 kan kopen die misschien bij jullie over zijn. Alvast bedankt

24.07.2022 - 13:24:

country flag Lucia Gerritsen wrote:

Ik heb gisteren een vraag gesteld over de LIMA wol in donkerblauw maar ik vergeten om mijn mailadres door te geven dus kan ik geen antwoord verwachten

15.07.2022 - 15:20:

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Lucia,

Inderdaad denk ik dat je vraag niet bij ons is aangekomen. Misschien kun je de vraag nog eens plaatsen met je e-mailadres erbij? Overigens kun je voor vragen over de beschikbaarheid van kleurnummers en verfbaden het beste terecht bij onze verkooppunten. Via deze link vind je een lijst met verkooppunten.

24.07.2022 kl. 13:17:

country flag Lucia Gerritsen wrote:

Voor mijn dochter heb ik de trui \"Lofoten\" gemaakt met garen LIMA in de kleuren 4305, donkerblauw en 0100, naturel. Van het garen wat over is wil ik graag een trui breien voor mijn kleinzoon NL Cable Road. Ik heb alleen net niet genoeg donkerblauw 4305 en wil graag nog 2 bolletjes bestellen maar kan de kleur niet vinden op de site. Is het mogelijk om hier nog aan te komen?

14.07.2022 - 15:58:

country flag Pellenaars wrote:

Frops Lima wol.Fjord Mosaic model. De naald-dikte klopt niet helemaal. Ik zit nu al op 5,5 om 10cm breedte te krijgen. Dan kloppen de verhoudingen met de naalden die je moet breien niet meer. Heeft u een reden waarom naald 4 niet klopt bij mijn patroon? Ik heb al verschillende keren een proeflapje gemaakt. Graag een oplossing. dank u wel. Anne

13.07.2022 - 19:05:

country flag Fint Garn wrote:

Superfint

19.05.2022 - 07:38:

country flag Елена Каранец wrote:

√4305 -2шт.

13.05.2022 - 14:10:

country flag Kirsti Hirvonen wrote:

Hei Saako harmaata 9015 milloin lisää? Kirsti Hirvonen

02.05.2022 - 18:39:

country flag Maria wrote:

Ile włoczki DROPS Lima potrzeba na zpinany akrdiganw rozmiarze L

01.04.2022 - 20:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Mario, zależy to od kroju. Na niezbyt dopasowany, o długości za tyłek, będziesz potrzebowała ok. 700 g (14 motków). Przejrzyj sobie proszę różne fasony TUTAJ i na górze każdego wzoru znajdziesz ilość potrzebnej włóczki dla wykonywanego rozmiaru. Pozdrawiamy!

26.04.2022 kl. 10:23:

country flag Aldaba wrote:

Buongiorno potrei sapere la quantità del filato drops Lima necessario per un plaid misura 120x180 da lavore ai ferri. Grazie

31.03.2022 - 07:54:

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Aldaba, per calcolare la quantità di filato deve prima scegliere un modello e fare un campione con il filato scelto. In ogni caso per un'assistenza così personalizzata può rivolgersi al suo rivenditore DROPS di fiducia. Buon lavoro!

05.04.2022 kl. 08:08:

country flag Yolanda wrote:

Qué raza de oveja se utiliza para la parte de lana utilizada en Lima? Gracias

21.03.2022 - 20:15:

country flag Kristbjorg Einarsdottir wrote:

How many balls do I need to knit a long sleeve and open sweater size L from Lima please?

11.03.2022 - 12:41:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Kristbjorg, you would need at least 12-13 balls of Lima, but you can check the following link to see different sweaters worked with Lima, and choose the one more similar to your project: https://www.garnstudio.com/search.php?action=browse&y=96&lang=es. Happy knitting!

11.03.2022 kl. 18:00:

country flag Sab wrote:

Bonjour, J'ai un reste de Lima violet couleur 4377 et j'aurai aimé en recommander mais je ne le trouve plus dans l'assortiment. Aurez-vous à nouveau cette couleur ? Merci

23.02.2022 - 01:16:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Sab, cette couleur ne fait plus partie du nuancier, je suis désolée; vous pouvez éventuellement demander sur notre DROPS Workshop si une tricoteuse en a encore quelques pelotes. Bon tricot!

23.02.2022 kl. 08:46:

country flag Bjørg Evy Fagervik wrote:

Er det mulig og erstatte Lima 0100/4tråds garn til noe annet garn?

07.02.2022 - 18:21:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Bjørg, ja du kan erstatte DROPS Lima med vore andre kvaliteter fra garngruppe B - (feks Karisma, Merino Extra fine, Puna, Sky, Soft Tweed, Cotton-Merino m.fl) :)

09.02.2022 kl. 13:27:

country flag Rekha Gupta wrote:

My pattern requires - Drops Lima from Garnstudio - yarn group -B Where can I buy this in Toronto Ontario, Canada. Thank you

21.01.2022 - 22:28:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Rekha Gupta, you can find the list of DROPS Stores in Canada or shipping worldwide here. Happy knitting!

22.01.2022 kl. 21:10:

country flag Stephanie Boogaerts wrote:

Bonjour, J'aimerais associer la kid silk au coloris blush (mix9022) de la Lima mais je ne parviens pas à savoir quel coloris s'associerait le mieux. Pourriez-vous m'aider? D'avance merci. Bien à vous, Stéphanie

17.01.2022 - 10:57:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Stéphanie, le plus simple est de contacter votre magasin, même par mail ou téléphone, on saura vous conseiller les meilleures alternatives possibles. Bon tricot!

17.01.2022 kl. 16:36:

country flag Linda Grassbaugh wrote:

I ordered 10:skeins of DROPS Lima Olive Mix (0705). I have never received them. How can I find the store where I ordered?

17.01.2022 - 01:12:

country flag Linda Grassbaugh wrote:

I thought I ordered 10 of the Olive Mix (0795) a while ago, and have never received it. I can’t remember the store I ordered from because they are all from the UK. How do I find out?\r\nThank you so much!

17.01.2022 - 01:09:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Grassbaugh, you might have ordered from one of these stores shipping in US, maybe try to check your emails/confirmation. Happy knitting!

17.01.2022 kl. 10:06:

country flag Grönlund Ann-Sofie wrote:

Hur många nystan behöver jag till socka tema jul 214-63 storlek 38/40 mörkgrå? natur?

11.01.2022 - 07:49:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Ann-Sofie Du behöver 2 nystan natur och 2 nystan mörkgrå. Mvh DROPS Design

11.01.2022 kl. 14:07:

country flag Pia Prehn wrote:

Hej , jeg har desperat forsøgt at finde et nøgle Drops Lima 9015 grå i mange butikker, men får desværre den besked at forhandlere ikke ønsker at handle dette garn. jeg sidder midt i strikketøj og mgl et nøgle, men bestiller jeg det på nettet koster det 39 kr i porto, hvilket jeg finder fjollet. Jeg bor i præstø, og der er som sagt ingen forhandlere i nærheden. Kan i hjælpe mig? Hilsen Pia Prehn, Bønsvigvej 1 a ,, 4720 præstø mobil 51326526

09.01.2022 - 17:43:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Pia. Vi selger bare kilovis til butikker. Siden du ikke har en butikk i nærheten kan du prøve 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. Kanskje det er noen i nærheten av deg som har et nøste til overs. mvh DROPS design

14.01.2022 kl. 09:41:

country flag Anna Schulz wrote:

Hallo, welche Farbe von dem Garn KidSilk passt als Kombination zu "Lima" farbe 9010, oder können sie mir ein anderes passendes Garn als Mitlauffaden empfehlen. Herzliche Grüße Anna

06.01.2022 - 09:35:

country flag Anna Onorati wrote:

Buonasera, devo completare un lavoro ed ho bisogno di n. 2 gomitoli da 50 gr di filato LIMA blu indigo uni colour 4305. Non riesco a trovarlo nei negozi indicati sul vs. sito. potete aiutarmi? grazie molte anna onorati

03.01.2022 - 23:34:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Anna, l'acquisto è possibile solo attraverso i nostri rivenditori: ha provato a scrivere per sapere se l'articolo è in riassortimento? I superstore hanno tutte le qualità di filati in tutti i colori. Buon lavoro!

05.01.2022 kl. 13:29:

country flag Asta Heikkinen wrote:

Miten onnistuu drops lima langan tilaus. Voiko maksaa tilauksen yhteydessä pankkikortilla tai lankoja noudettaessa postissa? En halua käyttää mitään muita maksujärjestelmiä,

01.01.2022 - 22:25:

DROPS Design answered:

Useimmiten, kun tilaat verkkokaupasta, voit maksaa antamalla pankkikorttisi tiedot tai verkkopankin kautta. Joissakin tapauksissa voit saada paketin mukana laskun, tai voit maksaa postiennakolla.

14.04.2022 kl. 17:36:

country flag Zuzanna wrote:

Ile motków Drops Lima Uni Colour potrzeba na sweter o dł.74cm / szer.54cm, rękaw długi. Jakiej grubości druty? (w miarę zwarte oczka)

16.12.2021 - 13:37:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Zuzanno, ok. 700 g, ale to wszystko zależy od fasonu i zastosowanych ściegów. Przejrzyj jeszcze swetry z tej włóczki na naszej stronie, aby to ostatecznie ustalić. Pozdrawiamy!

17.12.2021 kl. 17:56:

country flag Mary Beaumont wrote:

Where do I find the yardage?

12.12.2021 - 18:25:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Beaumont, you will find it under description (edit into USA page): Lima is 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 109 yds (100 m). Happy knitting!

13.12.2021 kl. 10:48:

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