DROPS Lima

The perfect every day yarn!

  • Product image yarn Lima
  • Product image yarn Lima
  • Product image yarn Lima
  • Product image yarn Lima
  • Product image yarn Lima
  • Product image yarn Lima
  • Product image yarn Lima
  • Product image yarn Lima
  • Product image yarn Lima

Content: 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
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
Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat / Feltable

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.

Made in Peru

Yarn type
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DROPS LIMA UNI COLOUR
2.50 EUR
1.75 EUR
n/a

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Online price
APmezga
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order
DewKnit
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order
Du siūlai
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order
Saules siulas
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order
Siūlai ir audiniai
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order
Siulu dama
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order
Siulu palepe
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order
Siūlų siūlas
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order
Siulumazgas.lt
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order
Voveres siulai
Webstore
1.75 EUR
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

DROPS LIMA MIX
2.65 EUR
1.85 EUR
n/a

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
APmezga
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order
DewKnit
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order
Du siūlai
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order
Saules siulas
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order
Siūlai ir audiniai
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order
Siulu dama
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order
Siulu palepe
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order
Siūlų siūlas
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order
Siulumazgas.lt
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order
Voveres siulai
Webstore
1.85 EUR
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

30 Colours in DROPS Lima

white
uni colour 1101
off white
uni colour 0100
wheat
mix 0206
beige
mix 0619
taupe grey
uni colour 5310
deep taupe
uni colour 5610
pearl grey
mix 9020
grey
mix 9015
dark grey
mix 0519
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
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

Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation chart

Read more about washing yarn

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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

Need help?

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.

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

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12) Why are the colours in my skeins of print yarn different?

The reason why two skeins of a same print yarn look different can be 1) that both skeins are part of different dye lots; 2) that the skeins have been dyed using a technique called "magic print" (the one used for example in DROPS Delight), which provides unique patterns and smooth colour transitions to each skein, meaning also that within one dye lot, lighter or darker varieties might appear. This is no fault or defect, but part of the yarn's character.

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13) My store doesn’t have the colour I want, what can I do?

If your DROPS store doesn’t have the yarn colour you want, try contacting a DROPS Super Store (the ones with the golden badges) - they will make sure to get a hold of the colour even if they don’t have it in stock themselves. See a list of all DROPS stores here.

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14) Where can I find a specific dye lot of a colour?

Always try contacting your DROPS store first. If they do not have the dye lot you want we recommend you to ask other knitters and crocheters in the DROPS Workshop in Facebook or Ravelry, which may have the dye lot in their stash and might be willing to part from it.

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15) Why does my yarn shed?

Yarn sheds because there's not enough twist to hold all of the fibers together. All yarns have excess fibers (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding, in varied degrees that depend on how the yarn is spun. Brushed yarns ("hairier" yarns) like DROPS Melody, have more of these loose fibers than other yarns, and therefore shed more. Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibers. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding.

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

  • When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.
  • Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibers to become less attached to each other, and excess fibers will come off easier. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.
  • Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label. Garments worked with hairier yarns usually need to be shaken once dry after washing, so that the hairs rise and any excess fibers can come off.

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Comments / Questions (190)

country flag Carreau Brigitte 18.10.2021 - 11:39:

A. Deux reprises je vous ai commande de la laine Après avoir donné mes numéros bancaires tout s'est effacé et à part avoir donné mes numéros je n'ai rien Que se passe til ? Que dois je faire ? Suis très ennuyée de savoir mes numéros de carte dans le vide Merci de me répondre si vous avez quoique ce soit de ma part

user icon DROPS Design 19.10.2021 kl. 08:44:

Bonjour Mme Carreau, il faudrait que vous contactiez directement le magasin où vous voulez passer votre commande, soit par mail, soit par téléphone; vous trouverez ses coordonnées en cliquant sur son nom dans la liste des magasins. Ils pourront alors vérifier avec vous l'état de votre commande. Bon tricot!

country flag Grete Annie Bastesen Årnes Veien 18a Bodø 14.10.2021 - 12:32:

Hei🙃 bestilte garn til en islender,genser til menn, ...helt flott. Men jeg får for lite garn,...så nå lurer jeg på om jeg kan bestille flere nøster i tillegg🥺 i så fall må jeg ha 4 nøster av Drops Lima fargene. 1101/504544 og 2nøster av Drops Lima fargene. 0519/283165..😃 håper og høre fra dere snart,....😁

country flag Pirkko Koskenranta 11.10.2021 - 11:38:

Winter in the Apennines by DROPS Design KAARROKEPUSERO JA HIUSLENKKI Tagit: alhaalta ylös, hiusnauha, kaarroke, korkeakauluksinen, pohjanmaalainen, puserot, PUSERO Koko: S-M-L-XL-XXL Neuleen mitat: Vartalonymp.: 92-100-108-116-124 cm; pituus: 53-55-57-59-61 cm; hihan sisäpituus: 46-45-45-45-44 cm.Tarvikkeet: Garnstudio Alaska-lankaa: Ostin Lima lankaa neljää eri väriä. Miten ohje muuttuu?

country flag Caroline 08.10.2021 - 17:53:

Hi I am looking for a dk yarn to knit a sweater. Which is the softest less itchy wool please. Many thanks

user icon DROPS Design 10.10.2021 kl. 23:02:

Dear Caroline, DROPS Sky, DROPS Merino Extra Fine and DROPS Puna are all quite soft wool that don't tend to be itchy (although this will depend on each individual). Happy knitting!

country flag Ole Jensen 07.10.2021 - 18:46:

Would it be possible to buy a shade card for Drops Lima? Most shops/webshops in my area only carry a limited range of colours - usually a more feminine pallette. Nothing wrong with that of course, but as a male knitter I would like more choice.

user icon DROPS Design 08.10.2021 kl. 07:44:

Dear Mr Jensen, we do not have any shade card except the one on our website, but feel free to contact a DROPS superstore in your country, they should be able to help you choosing the best matching colour. Happy knitting!

country flag Mo63 29.09.2021 - 00:17:

Je souhaite me faire un manteau d’hiver avec une laine solide et confortable au crochet que je doublerai avec du tissu .est-ce que lima peut convenir pour ce projet ?

user icon DROPS Design 29.09.2021 kl. 08:06:

Bonjour Mo63, tout dépend de ce que vous voulez faire et obtenir, l'idéal est de faire un échantillon au préalable afin que vous puissiez tester la texture et votre échantillon. Votre magasin saura vous conseiller, même par mail ou téléphone. Bon crochet!

country flag Gitte Bech 26.09.2021 - 21:17:

Hvornår kommer der flere farver i Lima og Flora. Sammenlignet med andre mørker synes jeg udvalget af farver er begrænset og det er lidt ærgerligt da de er gode garner.

user icon DROPS Design 30.09.2021 kl. 14:29:

Hej Gitte. Vi har två nya färger i Lima som beräknas vara på lager i november. I Flora har vi dessvärre inga nya färger planerade just nu. Är det några speciella färger du saknar får du gärna ge förslag! Mvh DROPS Design

country flag Britt Kågen Larshus 23.09.2021 - 18:01:

Tenkte strikke en genser med ton i ton. Beige men en liten nyans opp eller ned i farge. Kan dere si meg hva jeg skal velge? Beige til hovedfarge . To farver. Tenkte rundfelling m mønster oppe Britt

user icon DROPS Design 28.09.2021 kl. 11:42:

Hei Britt. Fargevalg er ganske personlig og vanskelig å gi et 100% riktig svar/anbefaling. Anbefaler deg til å se på fargekartet til Lima. Liker du fargen beige nr. 0619 til hovedfarge, kan du velge farge hvete nr. 0206 om du ønsker en lysere versjon eller farge grå taupe nr. 5310 om du ønsker en mørkere versjon. mvh DROPS Design

country flag Hrafngerður Ösp Elíasdóttir 20.09.2021 - 16:26:

Góðan dag, hvernig sný ég mér í því að panta garn hjá ykkur?

user icon DROPS Design 29.09.2021 kl. 10:56:

Blessuð Hrafnhildur. Ofarlega á síðunni okkar er dálkur sem heitir Finna verslun og þar sérðu allar verslanir sem selja DROPS garn á Íslandi. Þú getur pantað hjá þeim. Gangi þér vel.

country flag Bernadette 20.09.2021 - 10:10:

Bonjour, Peut-on tricoter ce fil (Lima) avec des aiguilles n° 4,5 ? J'aimerais tricoter un puncho en taille 2/3 ans. Est-ce-que cette laine est bien adaptée à mon projet ? Sinon, quel fil pourriez-vous me conseiller ? Avec mes remerciements. Cordialement Bernadette

user icon DROPS Design 20.09.2021 kl. 11:36:

Bonjour Bernadette, tout dépend de votre façon de tricoter et de l'échantillon souhaité; n'hésitez pas à tricoter au préalable un échantillon pour vérifier si la texture vous convient. Votre magasin saura vous conseiller -même par mail ou téléphone - et personnellement par rapport à votre projet. Bon tricot!

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.
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