DROPS Melody

A luxurious mix of merino wool and brushed alpaca

  • Product image yarn Melody
  • Product image yarn Melody
  • Product image yarn Melody
  • Product image yarn Melody
  • Product image yarn Melody
  • Product image yarn Melody
  • Product image yarn Melody
  • Product image yarn Melody

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
Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat / Feltable

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. A great choice for patterns in Yarn Group D and a perfect fit for those made in the discontinued DROPS Vienna.

Being so soft and light, 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.

Made in Peru

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DROPS MELODY UNI COLOUR
6.30 USD
n/a

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
6.30 USD
50g
Order
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
6.30 USD
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

16 Colours in DROPS Melody

off white
uni colour 01
beige
uni colour 15
pearl grey
uni colour 03
grey
uni colour 04
vanilla
uni colour 14
mustard
uni colour 18
brick
uni colour 19
grape
uni colour 20
powder pink
uni colour 06
hot pink
uni colour 17
dark jeans blue
uni colour 07
fog
uni colour 02
light sea green
uni colour 09
turquoise
uni colour 16
petrol
uni colour 08
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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Learn more about this yarn

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

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:

Before
After

Needles: 7.00 mm
Before: 13 sts x 15 rows
After: 18 sts x 30 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 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (96)

country flag Johanne Lussier 23.03.2021 - 22:04:

J'ai acheté de la laine Drops Melodie de couleur 08 (petrole) je voudrais la tricoté avec un autre fils lequel me conseiller vous ?Merci

user icon DROPS Design 24.03.2021 kl. 09:16:

Bonjour Mme Lussier, retrouvez ici tous les modèles en Melody, vous y trouverez peut être l'inspiration. 1 Fil Melody peut être remplacé par 2 fils Brushed Alpaca Silk, vous pouvez ainsi tricoter 2 fils Brushed Alpaca Silk de la couleur souhaitée - ou bien tricoter Melody avec une autre laine, Big Delight par ex. Retrouvez ici d'autres infos sur les alternatives, et laissez parler votre imagination - votre magasin saura vous conseiller si nécessaire, même par mail ou téléphone. Bon tricot!

country flag Mushell Sequeira 18.02.2021 - 10:13:

Hello! I'm looking out for mohair kidsilk haze yarn in pink. Do you'll deliver to UAE and how much is the shipping? Thank you in advance. Regards, Mushell

user icon DROPS Design 18.02.2021 kl. 16:10:

Dear Mrs Sequeira, you will find the list of DROPS stores shipping worldwide here - feel free to check out their website and/or contact them for any further information. Happy knitting!

country flag Josée Gosselin 05.02.2021 - 22:30:

Bonjour, j'aimerai faire tricoter une écharpe légère, style aéré, avec drops Drops Mélody. Est-ce possible de dire quel crochet utiliser SVP .

user icon DROPS Design 08.02.2021 kl. 11:56:

Bonjour Mme Gosselin, tout dépend de l'effet souhaité, vous trouverez ici, nos modèles crochetés avec une laine du groupe D, comme Melody, en espérant que vous trouverez l'inspiration. Bon crochet!

country flag Agnes 30.01.2021 - 23:36:

Kommer dere med nye farger i dette garnet? Når, i så fall?

user icon DROPS Design 01.02.2021 kl. 08:29:

Hei Agnes. Vi har ingen nye farger i bestilling, men kom gjerne med fargeforslag. . mvh DROPS design

country flag Marino 27.01.2021 - 17:55:

Hello, I tried to find the information, but could not. So I ask if your yarns do have an Oeko Tex standard 100 certificate? I need to be sure, sicne I make hair for my fabric dolls form yarn Drops Melody and it is of great help to me, if i am sure, that the materials I use, are a 100 percent safe. Thank you.

user icon DROPS Design 28.01.2021 kl. 10:26:

Dear Marino, our DROPS Melody doesn't have the Oeko-Tex certificate for now. Happy knitting!

country flag Lafond 22.01.2021 - 16:54:

Bonjour pour realiser beside you faut t il tricoter les fils ensemble deligth avec alpaga silk ou separement merci cordialement

user icon DROPS Design 25.01.2021 kl. 13:27:

Bonjour Mme Lafond, tout à fait, vous pouvez remplacer DROPS Verdi dans ce modèle par 1 fil Delight + 1 fil DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk - voir ici ou bien cette vidéo. Bon tricot!

country flag Lafond 20.01.2021 - 17:26:

Bonjour je viens vers vous car je voudrais realiser le modele beside you qui est confectionner avec la laine verdi avec quelle laine peut on remplacer le modele et combien de pelotes faut il prendre merci cordialement

user icon DROPS Design 21.01.2021 kl. 08:26:

Bonjour Mme Lafond, le châle Beside you pèse 95 g, il vous faudra 2 pelotes de 50 g de DROPS Melody dans la couleur souhaitée - pour conserver le même effet de rayures, choisissez DROPS Delight + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk - retrouvez ici plus d'infos sur les alternatives. Bon tricot!

country flag Marian Mitchell 15.01.2021 - 13:25:

I have knitted a loose fitting cardigan in your Melody yarn. However, I think it would benefit by being blocked before I sew it together. What method would you recommend?

user icon DROPS Design 15.01.2021 kl. 16:12:

Dear Mrs Mitchell, you can spray it with water and let it dry flat - or then wash it following care instructions and let it dry flat. Your DROPS store might have even more experience with this cand would be most probably able to provide you more assistance, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

country flag Gunilla 09.01.2021 - 20:21:

Håller på att sticka i Melody-garnet för första gången. Det luddar av sig något fruktansvärt och jag får rolla mina byxor och min tröja varje kväll för att inte dra runt luddet i hela huset. Mina 2 frågor är till er som har plagg i detta garn. Har ni gjort något med det färdiga plagget så att det inte luddar av sig om man bär det? I så fall vad?

user icon DROPS Design 11.01.2021 kl. 12:57:

Hei Gunilla. Denne type garn vil alltid ha en del overskuddsfibre. Dette merkes godt når man strikker, da arbeidet ligger på "fanget" og de løse overskuddsfibrene faller av. Dette vil forsvinne etter litt tids bruk. mvh DROPS design

country flag Annika 05.01.2021 - 00:13:

Skulle veldig gjerne sett en god, varm mørkegrønn i dette garnet, eller en dypblå nyanse.

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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