DROPS Sky

Super soft and lightweight in baby alpaca and merino wool

Content: 74% Alpaca, 18% Polyamide, 8% Wool
Yarn Group: B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK
Weight/length: 50 g = approx 190 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

Made from a combination of 74% baby alpaca, 8% merino wool and 18% polyamide, DROPS Sky is super soft and luxurious, with a feel that’s similar to DROPS Air, but a much more complex tube-like structure that allows the yarn to be lightweight, breathable and very durable.

Perfect for big projects like blankets, ponchos, cardigans and jumpers; and for cosy accessories like shawls, hats and scarves, DROPS Sky results in garments with a lovely texture when knitted in classic stocking stitch and it gives also a great result in both structure and cable patterns.

Made in EU

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DROPS SKY UNI COLOUR
4.90 GBP
4.61 GBP

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Online price
LindeHobby
Webstore
4.61 GBP
50g
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Fibre and Fleece
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
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Knitted Home
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
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Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
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The Needle Works Ltd
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
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Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
Order

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DROPS SKY MIX
4.90 GBP
4.61 GBP

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
LindeHobby
Webstore
4.61 GBP
50g
Order
Fibre and Fleece
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
Order
Knitted Home
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
Order
Purple Sheep Yarns
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
Order
The Needle Works Ltd
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
Order
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
Webstore
4.90 GBP
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

Colours in DROPS Sky (19)

white
uni colour 01
light beige
mix 03
pearl grey
mix 02
grey
mix 04
lemon
uni colour 16
curry
mix 17
hazelnut
mix 11
brick red
mix 09
brick
uni colour 19
dusty pink
uni colour 18
heather
mix 10
light lilac
mix 14
lavender
mix 08
jeans blue
mix 12
light jeans blue
mix 13
light mint
mix 15
light sea green
mix 07
sea green
mix 06
black
mix 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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How do I care for this yarn?

yarn wash

Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation

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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.

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.

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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 (62)

Laila Aglen 03.09.2020 - 12:24:

Hei Ønsker å få tak i lys beige Drops Sky garn for å strikke en vest fra dere. Ser at det er på lager hos grossist. Når blir det tilbake for salg hos dere? mvh: Laila Aglen

DROPS Design 04.09.2020 kl. 13:12:

Hej Laila. Det finns på lager hos oss, så ta kontakt med en forhandlere för att se om de har det på sitt lager, eller när de får in det. Mvh DROPS Design

Susanne Palm 26.08.2020 - 08:45:

I anbefaler 2 tråde Sky som alternativ til Scozia, der er udgået. Svarer 400 g Scozia til 400 g Sky, selvom der strikkes med 2 tråde ? Vh Susanne

DROPS Design 31.08.2020 kl. 11:47:

Hei Susanne. Ja, DROPS Sky har en løpelengde som er neste dobbelt så lang som DROPS Scozia. God Fornøyelse!

Jean Bogart 22.08.2020 - 05:08:

Where can i find this yarn in the US

DROPS Design 25.08.2020 kl. 09:38:

Dear Mrs Bogart, you will find list of DROPS stores shipping to US here. Happy knitting!

Elisa Pereira 21.08.2020 - 02:31:

Qual fio +fino posso juntar a 1 fio Regia Premium Silk que já tenho, pr faz 1 écharpe pr juntar + textura. Penso em 1 fio peludo+fino, para juntar ao qu já tenho, cor Grena!? Obrigada

DROPS Design 09.09.2020 kl. 15:53:

Boa tarde, Para um fio para meias, pode adicionar um fio mohair. O nosso Kid-Silk é o mais indicado e tem uma gama de cores fabulosa. Para um efeito, mais peludo, tem também o Brushed Alpaca Silk, com uma composição com alpaca suoer suave. Quanto ao DROPS Sky, é um fio extremamente leve e macio mas não tão peludo quantos as qualidades acima mencionadas. Esperamos que tricote belas peças!

Anna 12.08.2020 - 11:44:

Dzień dobry, Chciałam dopytać czy włóczka Drops Sky jest odpowiednia dla niemowląt? Chciałabym zrobić z niej kocyk. Pozdrawiam, Ania

DROPS Design 12.08.2020 kl. 19:23:

Witaj Aniu. Ta włóczka jest bardzo mięciutka, na kocyk dziecięcy będzie doskonała. Pozdrawiamy!

Claudia 19.06.2020 - 12:40:

Das Garn hat eine tolle Qualität. Ich kann es sogar direkt auf der Haut tragen, es ist superleicht und bildet kaum Knötchen. Leider ist die Farbe Lavendel in echt ganz anders als auf dem Foto - graubraun würde es eher treffen... Ich muss die Wolle nun auf meine Kosten an den Händler zurückschicken - sehr ärgerlich!

Wiebke 07.06.2020 - 18:04:

Hallo, ich hatte aus der Sky und Alpaca Silk einen Pullover gestrickt, der bereits nach einem 20Grad-Feinwaschgang mit geringem Schleudergang erste Verfilzungen aufwies. Nach heutiger Handwäschr und Ausschleidern bei 400/600U ist er komplett verfilzt :( Ich weiß nicht, was schief gelaufen ist?! Ist es das Maschinenschleudern? Passiert das immer bei diesem Garn (Sky)? Lieben Dank für die Hilfe

DROPS Design 08.06.2020 kl. 09:43:

Liebe Frau Wiebke, Sky und Alpaca Silk sollen nur handgewaschen werden (siehe Banderolle + Farbkarte), wenn das Wasser zu kalt ist, kann die Wolle auch filzen, hier lesen Sie mehr Tips zur Garnpflege, Ihr DROPS Laden wird Ihnen noch gerne damit weiterhelfen. Vile Spaß beim stricken!

Monika Feichter 27.05.2020 - 22:12:

Hallo! Ich würde gerne eine Mütze aus Drops Sky stricken. Verfilzt die Wolle auch wenn ich sie nach Anleitung wasche. LG Monika

DROPS Design 28.05.2020 kl. 08:58:

Liebe Frau Feichter, wenn Sie die Waschanleitungen auf der Banderole sowie diese allgemeine Tipps folgen, dann sollte DROPS Sky nicht filzen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Randi Holar 27.05.2020 - 15:53:

Hei jeg vil gjerne kjøpe 1 nøste drops sky color 12, og 1 nøste drops sky color o1

DROPS Design 28.05.2020 kl. 15:17:

Hej. Om du tar kontakt med en av våra förhandlare då hjälper de dig med detta. Du hittar en lista över butiker link text. Mvh DROPS design

Tyare Rondanelli Loyola 24.05.2020 - 22:50:

Hello!! My name is Tyare i'm from Chile South America. I like buy wool but a dont'n know make a order. Thanks for you attention. Best Regards Tyare Rondanelli L.

DROPS Design 25.05.2020 kl. 13:34:

Dear Mrs Rondanelli, you will find the list of DROPS stores shipping worldwide here. Happy knitting!

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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