DROPS Wish

A dreamy blow yarn in baby alpaca, merino wool and pima cotton

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Content: 50% Alpaca, 33% Cotton, 17% Wool
Yarn Group: E (9 - 11 stitches) / 14 ply / super bulky
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 77 yds (70 m)
Recommended needle size: US 13 / 9 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 10 sts x 14 rows
Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat / Feltable

A beautiful and chunky blow yarn made from a combination of baby alpaca, merino wool and pima cotton - DROPS Wish is soft, fluffy and absolutely itch-free.

Cozy, light and airy - just like DROPS Air - and with a thickness similar to DROPS Snow, DROPS wish is the perfect choice for trendy slipovers, cozy sweaters and chunky accessories like hats, cowls and scarves.

Made in Peru

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DROPS WISH NATURAL
6.60 USD
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DROPS WISH UNI COLOUR
6.60 USD
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DROPS WISH MIX
6.60 USD
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12 Colours in DROPS Wish

off white
natural 01
white fog
mix 02
wheat
uni colour 04
beige
mix 05
grey beige
mix 08
light grey
mix 03
medium grey
mix 07
dark grey
mix 06
curry
uni colour 12
tabasco
uni colour 11
bordeaux
uni colour 10
denim blue
mix 09
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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Before
After

Needles: 8.00 mm
Before: 11 sts x 15 rows
After: 18 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:
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 (26)

country flag Karoline 07.03.2021 - 19:56:

Det her garn fælder helt sindssygt meget! Jeg har både rystet, haft i fryseren, rystet, vasket, rystet - uden held. Er der mere man kan gøre? Det er simpelthen så ærgerligt, at stå med en ubrugelig sweater, fordi man er helt fnulret til bagefter

user icon DROPS Design 10.03.2021 kl. 07:45:

Hei Karoline. Det var jo kjedelig å høre. Ullfibrene i DROPS Wish er ikke tvinnet, men blåst inn i en "strømpe" og det kan være litt løse overskuddsfibre. Men disse overskuddsfibrene vil forsvinne etter litt bruk. mvh DROPS design

country flag Sienna 06.03.2021 - 05:31:

What kind of loom would you recommend for this specific yarn?

user icon DROPS Design 08.03.2021 kl. 10:41:

Dear Sienna, we aren't using loom knitting, only crochet or knitting needles, maybe you could ask your DROPS store, they should be able to help you, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

country flag Eva Svensson 25.02.2021 - 20:11:

Hej! Köpte ett paketerbjudande till vantar av butik i Uppsala . Stickade ett par stl dam. Blev fina. Stickade så ett par i herr storlek. Första vanten gick bra men till sista vanten räckte inte garnet till tummen! Förväntade mej att garnet skulle räcka! Var det färre meter i sista nystanet??

user icon DROPS Design 03.03.2021 kl. 10:18:

Hei Eva. Ta kontakt med butikken. Om de har laget et pakketilbud, så bør de ha lagt til nok garn. mvh DROPS design

country flag Melanie Hunt 15.02.2021 - 23:05:

I’m really interested in the Drops wish yarn, however I’m concerned about the welfare of the sheep who produce the merino. Can you confirm that it comes from animals that have not been subjected to mulesing. Many thanks.

user icon DROPS Design 17.02.2021 kl. 09:20:

Dear Mrs Hunt, please read more about our yarns here. Happy knitting!

country flag Frederikke Bager 08.02.2021 - 14:54:

Hej Jeg har en opskrift hvor jeg skal bruge 11 nøgler Wish, men kan læse mig frem til den har samme tykkelse som Snow. Betyder det så at jeg kan bruge Snow i stedet for hvis jeg rammer strikkefastheden og hvor mange nøgler Snow skal jeg købe? Tak for hjælpen :)

user icon DROPS Design 12.02.2021 kl. 08:00:

Hei Frederikke. Ja, DROPS Wish og DROPS Snow tilhører samme garngruppe (E) og har samme strikkefasthet (men strikkefastheten må sjekkes ut med hva som står i oppskriften). Om det i en oppskrift skal bruke 11 nøster/550 gram Wish, må du bruke 750 gram/ 15 nøster Snow. Wish er et mye lettere garn og har en lengre løpelengde enn Snow, derfor er det mindre garnmengde. Bruk gjerne vår garnkalkulator (grønn link i oppskriften). mvh DROPS design

country flag Gerti Gellermann 07.02.2021 - 17:02:

Ich möchte mir gerne eine Jacke mit Schalkragen in Größe 42 /Länge 7ocm stricken. Können Sie mir bitte sagen, wieviel dieser Wolle ich dafür brauche. Für Ihre Hilfe bedankt sich Gerti Gellermann

user icon DROPS Design 08.02.2021 kl. 11:53:

Liebe Frau Gellermann, hier finden Sie alle unsere Anleitungen für Jacken mit Schalkragen und Garngruppe E - benutzen Sie den Garnumrechner um die neue Garnangaben mit Wish kalkulieren zu lassen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Fillory Yarn 04.02.2021 - 11:33:

Great i'll surely want to love this yarns thanks.

country flag Schweizer 27.01.2021 - 23:20:

Guten Abend, ich würde gerne die Drops Wish Wolle in zwei Mal hellgrau (Mix 03) und zwei Mal mittelgrau (Mix 07) kaufen. Leider kann ich diese Farben auf Ihrer Internetseite nicht anwählen. Bitte um Hilfestellung, vielen Dank und freundliche Grüsse Agnes Schweizer

user icon DROPS Design 28.01.2021 kl. 10:33:

Liebe Frau Schweizer, klicken Sie auf die grüne Ikone mit dem Einkaufswagen, einen Laden dann wählen und auf "bestellen" klicken - ein neues Fenster öffnet sich und hier können Sie dann bestellen. Gerne wird Ihnen auch Ihr DROPS Händler - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail - weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Seonaid Brooks 23.01.2021 - 18:57:

Is this yarn available to buy. If so where please

user icon DROPS Design 25.01.2021 kl. 13:38:

Dear Mrs Brooks, click on the green icon with a caddy to find the list of DROPS stores getting this yarn in their assortment - or contact your favorite retailer to ask them if they have some and when they are expecting this yarn. Happy knitting!

country flag Viviane Billon 23.01.2021 - 10:00:

Bonjour j habite en Suisse es que vous livrez en Suisse, j aimerais commander mais si je mets suisse 🇨🇭 sa me met en allemand et moi je ne comprend pas, je parle que le français, pourriez-vous me dire comment faire merci à tout bientôt

user icon DROPS Design 25.01.2021 kl. 13:30:

Bonjour Mme Billon, tout à fait, nous avons mêmes des magasins en Suisse, vous pourrez en découvrir la liste ici. Bon tricot!

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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