DROPS Polaris

Excellent for felting!



per 3.5 oz

Content: 100% Wool
Yarn Group: F (5 - 8 stitches) / 14 ply / super bulky / jumbo
Weight/yardage: 3.5 oz (100 g) = approx 39 yds (36 m)
Recommended needle size: US 17 / 12 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 8 sts x 10 rows
Care: Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat / Feltable

Made in: EU

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 25.3.0099), Standard 100, Class I from the INNOVATEXT TEXTILE ENGINEERING AND TESTING, HUNGARY. This means that is has been tested for harmful substances and is considered safe in human-ecological terms. Class I is the highest level, and it means the yarn is suitable for baby articles (ages 0-3).

Yarn type
Deals from
DROPS Polaris
uni colour
5.65 USD

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Price
Purple Sheep Yarns
5.65 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
5.65 USD
5.65 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

DROPS Polaris
6.60 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
6.60 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
6.60 USD
6.60 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

7 Colours in DROPS Polaris

off white
uni colour 01
light beige
mix 06
mix 05
medium grey
uni colour 04
dark grey
uni colour 03
uni colour 02
ruby red
uni colour 08

Product information

A single strand yarn, spun in the same soft wool as DROPS Snow, DROPS Polaris is specially good for interior projects as well as outerwear, like hats, scarves and ponchos. A great yarn for those who like to work with thick needles, DROPS Polaris knits up very quickly and with the same gauge as DROPS Snow held double.

DROPS Polaris contains mixed colors, which means the wool is manufactured by carding the colors together before spinning, which gives it a mixed effect. This yarn is also made from unprocessed wool fibers, which means that they are only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to the dyeing. This highlights the fibers’ natural properties, providing also a better shape and texture qualities.

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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!

Thinking about felting this yarn?

See how this yarn looks before and after felting:


Needles: 10.00 mm
Before: 9 sts x 12 rows
After: 10 sts x 14 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 (62)

country flag Stephanie wrote:

Wat voor soort wol is? Dat staat er niet bij. Is het Peruaanse hoogland wol? Zo niet is het zachte wol of prik wol?

18.10.2022 - 16:02:

country flag Laura wrote:

Hi there, I'm just wondering if the white polaris wool can be dyed? I'm wanting to attempt to dye it with speckles. Thanks!

07.03.2022 - 01:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Laura, all the colours Polaris have been dyed; when hand dying a yarn it is always best to use a yarn that has not been dyed before, you can have a try, but we can't garantee how it will go. Happy knitting!

08.03.2022 kl. 10:42:

country flag Milo Olsson wrote:

Hi I'm wondering where you get your wool from? What companies and farms make the wool you use use to create your yarn? Kind regards, Maja.

26.12.2021 - 18:52:

country flag Serafina wrote:

Wo finde ich Drops Polaris Mix Farbe 07 - ich brauche nur ein Kneul

26.12.2021 - 13:44:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Serafina, am besten fragen Sie andere Kundinnen in unserem DROPS Workshop. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

03.01.2022 kl. 15:07:

country flag Bente Schøyen wrote:

Hvor kan jeg få kjøpt Drops pinner nr.20,da jeg skal strikke babyteppe

09.04.2021 - 14:11:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Bente. Klikk på fanen "Finn en butikk!" og sjekk først med en DROPS Superstore. De skal ha det meste av sortiment fra oss eller hør om de kan ta inn de pinnene du ønsker å kjøpe. mvh DROPS design

12.04.2021 kl. 09:14:

country flag Olga Tosko wrote:

Hi, I'm just wondering if it is possible to order POLARIS yarn in longer length? 50 m or more?

24.03.2021 - 20:02:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Tosko, DROPS Polaris is only available in balls 100 g = approx. 36 m. Happy knitting!

25.03.2021 kl. 08:57:

country flag Glynda wrote:

Am I unable to purchase from Garnstudio?

27.02.2021 - 04:48:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Glynda, we don't sell the yarns, this webpage is for the patterns only. You can check the shops that ship to USA in the following link. https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=17&cid=19

28.02.2021 kl. 16:16:

country flag Tracey wrote:

Hi there can I purchase the drops Polaris directly from you? I’m having a hard time finding it in Canada If so how much is shipping?

11.02.2021 - 16:49:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Tracey, this webpage is dedicated only to the patterns, we don't sell the yarns. You can see the stores that ship to Canada in the following link: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?s=w&cid=17

28.02.2021 kl. 16:36:

country flag Tracey Coolich wrote:

Hi there can I purchase the drops Polaris directly from you. I am having a hard time finding it in Canada?

11.02.2021 - 16:48:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Tracey, see answer above.

28.02.2021 kl. 16:39:

country flag Tracey Coolich wrote:

Hi where can I purchase the drop Polaris super bulky wool in Canada?

10.02.2021 - 04:01:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Coolich, please find the list of DROPS stores in/shipping to Canada here - for the list of stores in Canada retailing our yarns, contact Nordic Yarn. Happy knitting!

10.02.2021 kl. 07:34:

country flag Lyudmyla wrote:

Vorrei comprare la lana Drops Polaris color Panna. Come posso ordinarla? Mi servono ancora 5-6 gomitoli. Grazie

25.01.2021 - 18:58:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Lyudmyla, può ordinare il filato Polaris da uno dei nostri rivenditori. Buon lavoro!

25.01.2021 kl. 22:53:

country flag Jo Kingsman wrote:

I am interested in 12 skeins of Drops Polaris in off white. How can I order and approx how long will it be to get the order....I understand it is out of stock. Many thanks!

10.01.2021 - 19:40:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Kingsman, we are waiting a new delivery at the end of January - please contact your DROPS store, they should be able to tell you when they will have some back in stock. Happy knitting!

11.01.2021 kl. 11:39:

country flag Maria Grazia wrote:

Salve vorrei infeltrire il filato Polaris come mi regolo con il campione e con che ferri posso lavorare grazie

07.01.2021 - 22:44:

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno, deve provare a fare un campione e infeltrirlo e in base al risultato può calcolare la percentuale di infeltrimento e di conseguenza progettare il suo lavoro. Buon lavoro!

11.01.2021 kl. 13:12:

country flag Giovanna Olimpiade wrote:

Buongiorno, per favore vorrei sapere quanti gomitoli di Polaris devo utilizzare per fare un berretto senza risvolto per adulto. grazie

07.01.2021 - 16:07:

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Giovanna, per un'assistenza così personalizzata può rivolgersi al suo rivenditore DROPS di fiducia. Buon lavoro!

07.01.2021 kl. 21:36:

country flag Hell Barbara wrote:

Habe dieses garn dazu benutzt um eine Decke zu stricken, aber man kann sie nicht benutzen da sie viel so viel fusselt, was kann ich machen?

30.12.2020 - 18:12:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Hell, Lose Fasern neigen von Natur aus dazu, sich an die Oberfläche eines Stoffstücks zu bewegen, wo sie Reibung ausgesetzt sind. Dadurch verdrehen sich die Fasern zu kleinen Kugeln. Fasern, die noch am Stoff befestigt sind, werden ebenfalls in die Kugel gedreht, wodurch die Pille an der Oberfläche des Stoffes befestigt wird. Hier finden Sie einige Hinweise zur Garnpflege.

05.01.2021 kl. 14:28:

country flag Simone Goldhan wrote:

Hallo, wie ist Drops Polaris abgepackt, als 50 oder 100 Gramm Päckchen? Vielen Dank und freundliche Grüße Simone Goldhan

13.10.2020 - 15:49:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Goldhan, DROPS Polaris sind Knäuel von 100 g. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

14.10.2020 kl. 08:13:

country flag Joyce Keating wrote:

I was wanting to buy the off white colour but can’t see how to change the colour? I needed 500 meters. Cheers joyce

17.09.2020 - 12:41:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Keating, you have to place your order in any DROPS stores shipping internationally (see list here) - do not hesitate to contact them for any question . Happy knitting!

18.09.2020 kl. 09:05:

country flag Ulla Schartau wrote:

Jeg vil gerne strikke et tæppe/plaid på 1x2 m i drop polaris. Hvor mange nøgler a loo g skal jeg bruge?

02.09.2020 - 19:58:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Ulla. Vi har ingen oppskrift på et teppe i DROPS Polaris på 100 x 200 cm, men ta en titt på oppskrift DROPS Extra 0-615, strikket teppe i DROPS Polaris. Det er 100 x 185 cm og bruk garnkalkulatoren for å konvertere DROPS Eskimo til DROPS Polaris, slik at du får riktig garnmengde + legg til noen nøster slik at du får den lengden du ønsker. God Fornøyelse.

07.09.2020 kl. 06:43:

country flag Merete Steinsæter wrote:

Drops polaris- jeg lurer på om dette loer mye? Og kan man vaske det i maskin på ullprogram eller vil det tove seg? Jeg skal strikke en jakke som opprinnelig var med garn som passet til pinne 12 og skulle strikkes med pinne 15. Jeg har strikket en allerede men har lyst å prøve med drops garn.

21.08.2020 - 11:43:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Merete. DROPS Polaris er et tykt og deilig garn i 100% ull, syns ikke det loer mer enn annet garn i samme kvalitet. Siden dette er 100% ull må den vaskes etter vaskeanvisningen (håndvask). Om du skal bytte pinne str., bare husk å overholde strikkefastheten som er oppgitt i den aktuelle oppskriften du strikker. God Fornøyelse!

24.08.2020 kl. 08:36:

country flag Matilde Matud Díaz wrote:

Can this wool be needle felted? (unwashed and unknitted) ¿Es posible fieltrar esta lana con aguja, sin tejer?

21.07.2020 - 19:47:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Matilde. En teoría sí se puede usar esta lana para fieltrar, pero no tenemos ninguna referencia sobre resultados, porque no trabajamos con esta técnica.

26.07.2020 kl. 21:10:

country flag Daria wrote:

Hello, where can I buy this wool in Quebec, Canada or anywhere else in Canada? Thank you very much 💐

26.06.2020 - 14:11:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Daria, you will find list of DROPS stores in/shipping to Canada here. Happy knitting!

26.06.2020 kl. 15:49:

country flag Daria wrote:

Hello, how many Polaris skeins would I need for a 50x60 ( inches) blanket? Thank you very much in advance!

20.06.2020 - 19:56:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Daria, this might depend on the pattern, tension ... you will find here our blanket patterns in Polaris to help/inspire you. Happy knitting!

22.06.2020 kl. 09:09:

country flag Judith wrote:

How much is 3 balls of dark grey polaris in South Africa rand?

08.06.2020 - 12:57:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Judith, you will find list of DROPS stores shipping worldwide here you are welcome to contact them for any individual question about postage/shipment. Happy knitting!

09.06.2020 kl. 10:19:

country flag Meri wrote:

Hola! Les escribo desde Perú, saben si es posible conseguir sus lanas aquí? Me encantan y he hecho varios de sus patrones, ojalá tener sus lanas para hacer muchos más! Gracias por la web en español. Slds!

30.05.2020 - 05:50:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Meri. Aquí tienes la lista de tiendas con envíos internacionales: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?s=w&cid=23

04.07.2020 kl. 20:29:

country flag Merete Abbott wrote:

When will Polaris pink be back.

29.04.2020 - 00:03:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Abbott, this is not planned yet, thanks for your suggestion. Remember you can use 2 strands Eskimo to replace 1 strand Polaris - there are a lot of colours in Eskimo to help you with. Read more about alternatives here. Happy knitting!

29.04.2020 kl. 09:23:

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