DROPS Melody

A luxurious mix of merino wool and brushed alpaca



per 1.8 oz

Content: 71% Alpaca, 25% Wool, 4% Polyamide
Yarn Group: D (12 - 15 stitches) / 12 ply / chunky
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 153 yds (140 m)
Recommended needle size: US 11 / 8 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 12 sts x 14 rows
Care: Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat / Feltable

Made in: Peru

Yarn type
Deals from
DROPS Melody
uni colour
4.90 USD

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 Price
Purple Sheep Yarns
4.90 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
4.90 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

18 Colours in DROPS Melody

off white
uni colour 01
uni colour 15
pearl grey
uni colour 03
uni colour 04
uni colour 14
uni colour 18
uni colour 19
uni colour 20
hot pink
uni colour 17
powder pink
uni colour 06
uni colour 23
sweet orchid
uni colour 22
light blue
uni colour 21
uni colour 02
dark jeans blue
uni colour 07
uni colour 08
light sea green
uni colour 09
uni colour 05

Product information

DROPS Melody is a soft and luxurious yarn made from superfine alpaca and merino wool. Warm and with a mohair-like look, it’s available in a sophisticated shade card ranging from soft beige and gray hues, to gorgeous reds and purples.

Being so light and soft, DROPS Melody is a great choice for oversize garments as well as accessories. It knits up quickly with big needles without the piece becoming heavy and it can be used as an effect yarn together with other qualities, to give garments extra volume and softness.

DROPS Melody is a great choice for patterns in Yarn Group D and a perfect fit for those made in the discontinued yarn, DROPS Vienna.

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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, max 30°C / Dry Flat

All yarns have excess fibres (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) have more of these loose fibers than other yarns, and therefor, shed more.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. 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 fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres 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.

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 Big Delight 07, sunrise + DROPS Melody 15, beige
DROPS Melody 15, beige + DROPS Nord 7, light beige

Thinking about felting this yarn?

See how this yarn looks before and after felting:


Needles: 7.00 mm
Before: 13 sts x 15 rows
After: 18 sts x 30 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 (134)

country flag Svitlana wrote:

Could you give me advice about Melody yarn care: is it possible to wash jumper from Melody yarn in a washing machine on a hand wash-wool cycle, cold water 20°, spinning 400 rpm ? Or only hand wash in a basin? I will be grateful for the answer

02.11.2022 - 19:41:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Svitlana, you will find all the care instructions on this page (below the colours) as well as on the label and read more about washing yarn here. For any further assistance you are welcome to contact your DROPS store - they will help you even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

03.11.2022 kl. 11:02:

country flag MississippiLead wrote:


11.10.2022 - 06:59:

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10.10.2022 - 22:27:

country flag CodeiherbLEasp wrote:


07.10.2022 - 22:42:

country flag Pat Ryan wrote:

Hello. Can anyone tell me if this yarn is itchy please. I would like to make my granddaughter a cardigan useing it, but she will not wear it if it itches. Thanks

25.09.2022 - 12:09:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Pat, this yarn is generally soft and nice to the touch, but it may depend on each person; everyone has a different sensitivity to it. Happy knitting!

25.09.2022 kl. 19:56:

country flag Chantal Sergent wrote:

Bonjour, Ayant un peau très sensible et souhaitant porter ce pull en drops melody directement sur la peau, pouvez vous me confirmer la douceur de cette laine ou me conseiller ? merci. Bien cordialement.

28.08.2022 - 18:54:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Sergent, contactez directement votre magasin DROPS, même par mail ou par téléphone, ce sera ainsi bien plus facile pour eux de vous conseiller la meilleure laine adaptée à votre sensibilité. Bon tricot!

29.08.2022 kl. 09:27:

country flag Shelley Dunsmuir wrote:

Hello! I am looking for 2 balls of Melody - colour 08 - dyelot 278314. Can you help? Thank you and look forward to hearing from you

03.07.2022 - 21:08:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Dunsmuir, Please contact your DROPS Store or any of those in/shipping to your country - you can also try to ask another customer in our DROPS Workshop if anyone can help you. Happy knitting!

04.07.2022 kl. 09:07:

country flag Yaqeen Sheikh wrote:

Hi, I'm just wondering when your next stock within Oceania is arriving or that if you ship to Australia?

25.05.2022 - 03:45:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Sheikh, we do not have stores in Australia yet, but you will find the list of DROPS stores shipping worldwide here. Happy knitting!

25.05.2022 kl. 07:56:

country flag Stephanie Førre wrote:

Hei Jeg har for lite garn til å bli ferdig med en genser jeg kjøpte som stikkepakke på deres nettside. Jeg trenger 2 nøst av Drops Melody farge 19 partinummer 278314. Har dere fargen igjen fra samme partinummeret? Med vennlig hilsen Stephanie Førre

09.05.2022 - 10:15:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Stephanie. Om du bestilte via vår nettsiden, kom du til en annen siden før du la inn bestilligen. Ta kontakt med den nettbutikken og hør om de har dette partiet inne. Se på ordrebekreftlsen din og se hvilken butikk det er. Vi selger hverken strikkepakker eller garn til privatpersoner, kun garn til butikker. mvh DROPS Design

09.05.2022 kl. 13:46:

country flag Natasha Scicluna wrote:

Hi, I need to do a test knit in drops melody for kutovakika, however we do not have it in my country. Do you ship to Malta?

25.04.2022 - 15:48:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Natasha, you can check the DROPS stores that ship worldwide at the following link: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=19&w=1&cid=19 Happy knitting!

25.04.2022 kl. 21:32:

country flag Line wrote:

Hej! Hvornår forventes den lyse blå at komme, og hvor vil den blive forhandlet? Mange tak :0)

05.04.2022 - 10:46:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Line, den er på lager, prøv hos vores Superstores som Yarnliving eller Rito :)

08.04.2022 kl. 09:20:

country flag Susanne wrote:

Hej. Jeg kunne godt tænke mig at strikke i Melody garnet, men har overvejet at stikke det dobbelt. Hvilken strikkefasthed giver det og hvilken størrelse pinde skal jeg i givet fald strikke det i? På forhånd stor tak. Mvh Susanne

25.03.2022 - 17:58:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Susanne, her har vi søgt på DROPS Melody DROPS Melody - 8 maske De som har strikkefasthed på 8 masker er strikket i 2 tråde DROPS Melody :)

13.05.2022 kl. 13:52:

country flag Margherita wrote:

Buonasera, devo terminare un progetto con il filato Melody colore nebbia unicolor 2 ma è da parecchio tempo che non è disponibile, è possibile avere una previsione dei tempi? Grazie

24.02.2022 - 20:39:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Margherita, purtroppo la pandemia ha impattato anche sulle consegne di merci da parte dei fornitori. A questa pagina può trovare l'elenco dei rivenditori italiani dei filati DROPS: può contattarli per chiedere informazioni. Buon lavoro!

25.02.2022 kl. 20:55:

country flag Stephanie Peterson wrote:

Hello! I was wondering if I could hand dye this yarn? I was planning on getting the off-white yarn color and dying it to my preferred color. Thank you!

11.02.2022 - 01:20:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Peterson, this might be possible, but just consider that the off white colour has been dyed before. You might have a try and check if it could work. Happy knitting!

11.02.2022 kl. 13:14:

country flag Marjan Schilders wrote:

Beste, ik ben op zoek naar beige melody garen maar kan nergens 10 bollen vinden. Gaat deze uit stock? Zou ik erg jammer vinden zo een prachtig garen..,

07.01.2022 - 01:44:

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Marjan,

Deze kleur is nog steeds in het assortiment, maar was tijdelijk uitverkocht. De verwachting is dat deze rond de derde week van januari weer op voorraad is en daarna ook weer via de verkooppunten op leverbaar is.

16.01.2022 kl. 14:58:

country flag Tuula Suutaru wrote:

Olisin halunnut tilata lankaa, miksi ei pysty tilaamaan?

29.12.2021 - 17:45:

country flag Anjali Saini wrote:

Can you show its price in Indian currency

29.12.2021 - 08:32:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Anjali, unfortunately, we can't show the price in Indian currency.

31.12.2021 kl. 19:04:

country flag Géraldine FERREIRA CALDAS wrote:

Bonjour, Je recherche une pelote Drops Melody - couleur 04 - issue du bain : 7F9351. Auriez-vous ceci en stock ? Merci d'avance,

17.12.2021 - 08:16:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Ferreira Caldas, nos produits sont uniquement disponibles auprès de notre réseau de magasins agréés, n'hésitez pas à les contacter si besoin. Vous pouvez également demander à d'autres tricoteuses du monde entier via notre DROPS Workshop. Bon tricot!

17.12.2021 kl. 09:02:

country flag Marianne Aava wrote:

Vad är det för leveranstid på detta garn, bor i luleå

29.11.2021 - 09:20:

country flag Janka wrote:

W żadnym sklepie nie ma koloru 09, kiedy będzie dostępny?

24.11.2021 - 21:53:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Janko, kolor ten powinien być dostępny w drugiej połowie grudnia. Pozdrawiamy!

30.11.2021 kl. 09:22:

country flag Maren wrote:

Hej. Jeg afventer at Drops Melody i farve 03 - perlegrå kommer på lager igen hos yarnliving, men de kan ikke svare mig på hvornår det er. Kan I mon hjælpe?

23.11.2021 - 15:38:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Maren. Den har kommit in på lager hos oss nu så det bör inte dröja så länge innan yarnliving har den på lager. Mvh DROPS Design

24.11.2021 kl. 10:03:

country flag Aleksandra wrote:

Witam, Poszukuję włóczki drops melody w odcieniu unicolor15, ale od dłuższego czasu nie ma jej w żadnym z polskich internetowych sklepów. Bardzo proszę o pomoc w jej znalezieniu:)

16.11.2021 - 14:21:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Olu, nie bardzo mogę pomóc. Skontaktuj się ze sklepem, w którym kupujesz włóczki emailowo lub telefonicznie i zapytaj, czy mogą ją dla Ciebie zamówić. Pozdrawiamy!

16.11.2021 kl. 14:32:

country flag Leila Holtari wrote:

Tuleeko myyntiin Drops Melody helmiäisharmaa 03 ja beige15 viikolla 45?

08.11.2021 - 10:09:

country flag Johanne H wrote:

Buenas noches, estoy buscando el color cereza # 12 Drop Melody. No hay ninguno en línea. ¿Volverá este color pronto o está descatalogado? Gracias por su ayuda.

26.09.2021 - 21:58:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Johanne, si el color no se encuentra en la lista de colores de la página sobre el hilo, entonces está descatalogado. Este es el caso del DROPS Melody 12.

03.10.2021 kl. 22:30:

country flag JOHANNE H wrote:

Boa tarde, quiero hacer el "Tofino cardigan" de Tera-Lynn Morrison. Tengo Drops Air color 7 y tambien Drops Melody color 06. Al finale, no me gusta los dos colores conjuntos. Que color me sugiere con la lana Melody? No quiero un grand contaste, sino un armonia. Que te parece el numero 12, el de cereza? Dondé puedo comprarlo online? Muchas gracias por su ayuda.

21.09.2021 - 16:00:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Johanne. Puedes comprar nuestras lanas en las siguientes tiendas: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=23&cid=23. En nuestras tiendas puedes obtener consultas personalizadas sobre las combinaciones de los colores y las elección de los hilos, que será más fiable que a partir de las fotos de la web (debido a variaciones entre tintadas y de iluminación en las pantallas).

26.09.2021 kl. 20:08:

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