Excellent for felting!

Content: 100% Wool
Yarn Group: E (9 - 11 stitches) / 14 ply / super bulky
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 55 yds (50 m)
Recommended needle size: US 13 / 9 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 10 sts x 14 rows
Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat / Feltable

*DROPS Snow is the new name for DROPS Eskimo

DROPS Snow is a soft, thick and easy to use single stranded yarn spun from 100% pure wool, that results in warm and comfortable garments, and that is ideal for felting!

The wool fibers used in this yarn are untreated, which means that it is only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to the dyeing. This highlights the fiber’s natural properties, while it provides also a better shape and texture quality.

A really popular winter yarn, DROPS Snow is available in 3 different types of shades: uni color, a selection of solid colors; mix, where more than one color is carded together before spinning for a mixed effect and print, where each shade is made of various colors that repeat regularly.

Made in EU

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 25.3.0099), Standard 100, Class I. This means that it has been tested and found completely free from harmful chemicals and that it is safe for human use. Class I is the highest level, and it means the yarn is suitable for baby articles (ages 0-3).

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Deals from
2.85 USD

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
2.85 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
2.85 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

3.30 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 Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
3.30 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
3.30 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

3.60 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 Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
3.60 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
3.60 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

51 Colours in DROPS Snow

off white
uni colour 01
uni colour 88
light grey
uni colour 53
medium grey
uni colour 46
dark grey
uni colour 14
dark brown
uni colour 03
uni colour 90
mix 23
mix 48
mix 89
uni colour 13
light beige
mix 47
uni colour 24
mix 85
mix 86
uni colour 07
print 19
print 27
crimson red
uni colour 08
christmas red
uni colour 56
hot pink
uni colour 26
mulberry purple
uni colour 10
dark rose
mix 50
mix 83
powder pink
uni colour 51
pastel pink
uni colour 30
peony pink
mix 36
fantasy purple
print 42
old pink
uni colour 09
uni colour 91
uni colour 54
uni colour 65
hot purple
uni colour 04
uni colour 20
navy blue
uni colour 57
dark blue
uni colour 15
night sky
print 63
blue shadow
mix 21
light blue
uni colour 12
peacock blue
mix 84
mix 87
uni colour 52
pastel blue
uni colour 31
mix 37
sea green
uni colour 66
uni colour 05
hot green
uni colour 25
apple green
uni colour 29
uni colour 06
uni colour 22
uni colour 02
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, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation

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Thinking about felting this yarn?

See how this yarn looks before and after felting:


Needles: 9.00 mm
Before: 10 sts x 14 rows
After: 13 sts x 26 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 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.

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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 (220)

Ramona 24.11.2020 - 17:08:

Jeg ser den, da jeg selv har jobbet i garnbutikk. MEN når det skiller 8-10 METER så er det faktisk 20% av garnet når det gjelder Eskimo! Og, nei! Jeg kan ikke gå til de som selger det, da jeg fikk beskjed om å kontakte dere!

Ramona Merete Larsen 23.11.2020 - 12:08:

Jeg strikker kattekurver jeg tover. Jeg er på kurv nr 33. Altså jeg har kjøpt 231!!! Nøster. Men 50 meter er ikke 50 meter. Da det varierer STORT selv om jeg bruker SAMME pinner, SAMME oppskrift osv. Jeg blir så forbanna for på noen kurver må jeg kjøpe extra garn og det SLAL IKKE stemme da det er SAMME GARN OG PINNER. Dette er for DÅRLIG. Jeg er snytt for MANGE meter garn. Da jeg på noen har for nye til over og på MANGE mangler garn! Dette er FOR DÅRLIG!!!!

DROPS Design 24.11.2020 kl. 07:54:

Hei Ramona. I et nøste så kan det variere litt, det står på etiketten: Vekt/lengde: 50 g = ca. 50 m. Da kan man regne med at et nøste har f.eks 48 meter, mens et annet nøste har 52 meter. Så det er jo godt mulig at du har fått mange nøster på f.eks 52 meter og da blir det frustrerende at andre har lengder på 49-50 meter. Men vei gjerne nøstene før du starter og er det mange som er under 50 gram, ta kontakt med din lokale garnforandler. Husk å oppgi hvilket farge og partinr. mvh DROPS design

Zoe Robinson 16.11.2020 - 14:27:

Hi there, I've just received some Drops Eskimo to repair a jumper. Could you please tell me which country the yarn is made in? I know it's within the EU but I would like to know the location please. Many thanks, Zoe

Margrethe Lund 16.11.2020 - 00:03:

Hei, hvilken butikk i Norge selges DROPS Eskimo i fysikks i butikk? Ellers selges de kun på nett 🤔?

DROPS Design 16.11.2020 kl. 09:20:

Hei Margrethe. Nei, DROPS Eskimo selges i mange fysiske butikker. Klikk på "Finn en butikk!" der finner du oversikten over alle butikkene i Norge, klikk deretter på butikkens navn og (på mange) og du vil da få en oversikten over hvilken kvaliteter de selger, evnt finner du kontakt informasjon slik at du kan kontakten den aktuelle butikken. mvh DROPS design

Maia De Greef 13.11.2020 - 09:39:

I have some darkblue Drops eskimo, colournumber 24. The current colournumbers are different. Can you tell me if this is still available in the new numbering and wich number? I need to order more yarn for my project. Thank you

DROPS Design 16.11.2020 kl. 12:58:

Dear Mrs De Greef, could you please check with your DROPS store? We haven't changed our colour numbers to Eskimo so that 24 is not supposed to be dark blue. Maybe your DROPS store should be able to assist you - even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

Katinka Smit 09.11.2020 - 17:39:

Ik wil Cameron / DROPS / 97 / 1 maken van nachthemel / print 63. Ik vind de kleuren lastig te onderscheiden op de computer. Kunt u mij adviseren over de kleur die ik voor de randen van het jasje en de capuchon kan gebruiken (in de originele foto bruin). Bij voorbaat hartelijk dank. Katinka Smit

DROPS Design 21.11.2020 kl. 19:18:

Dag Katinka,

De kleuren kunnen er inderdaad anders uitzien op het beeldscherm en ik vind het lastig om je van advies te voorzien omdat dit natuurlijk heel erg met smaak te maken heeft. Ideaal zou zijn als je even bij een verkooppunt langs kunt gaan om de verschillende kleuren te bekijken. Zij kunnen je ook altijd advies geven. Mocht dat niet lukken, dan zou je ook verschillende kleuren kunnen bestellen via een webwinkel en de kleuren die je niet mooi vindt terug sturen. Vraag je verkooppunt naar hun retourregeling. Klik hier voor een lijst met verkooppunten.

Louise Willow 06.11.2020 - 12:51:

Do you have any of the Drops Eskimo Firewood Print? I need 6 more, to finish something.... Love the yarn....

DROPS Design 09.11.2020 kl. 12:24:

Dear Mrs Willow, this colour might have been discontinued- contact our DROPS stores if they still have some in stock - you might also ask other knitters in our DROPS Workshop some of them might be able to help you. Happy knitting!

Sigrid 02.11.2020 - 22:08:

Hej :) Jeg vil gerne bestille Drops Snow/Eskimo Garn Unicolor 29 Gulgrøn. Kan se det er på lager ved grossisten, men ved ikke hvad der menes med dette? Jeg er meget desperat da jeg står med en halvfærdig sweater der mangler netop denne farve :D

DROPS Design 10.11.2020 kl. 15:56:

Hej Sigrid, klik på den grønne handlekurv og find en oversigt over de butikker som fører DROPS Snow/Eskimo. God fornøjelse!

Gunilla Almstedt 30.10.2020 - 16:44:

Jag behöver ytterligare 2 nystan av ESKIMO mix colour 40 dyelot 9570. Garnaffären i Åmål (staden där jag bor) har slut på det garnet. Hur skall jag få tag i sådant garn?

DROPS Design 02.11.2020 kl. 08:52:

Hei Gunilla. Ta en titt på vår hjemmeside og oversikten over garnbutikker vi har i Sverige. Klikk på "Hitta en butik!" mvh DROPS design

Katja Partti 26.10.2020 - 14:04:

Hei, olen käsityöyrittäjä ja käytän mm. Dropsin Eskimo-lankaa. Voiko yritys ostaa teiltä suoraan? Y-tunnus löytyy. Terveisin Katja Partti/MosterRosa

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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