1kg, 2kg, 3kg, 4kg, 5kg, 6kg, 7kg, 8kg, 9kg, 10kg
Merino wool is amazing to work with, it dyes really well so is available in a huge range of colours, it’s a luxuriously soft wool that is beautiful on the skin, and it’s a warm, natural fiber that retains heat whilst still remaining breathable (hence I can still knit in Summer without overheating!) It comes with a higher price tag than some other wools but is completely worth it.
You can get up to 10kg of wool to create a giant blanket, simply select the amount you’d like (using the below calculations) ‘Add to cart’ then select the colour you’d like before checking out.
HOW MANY KG?
As a number of factors can effect the size of a finished piece of knitting please note that all the following calculations are approximate and are only intended as a guide. The following calculations are based on knitting with the Giant Knitting Needles also available on the site – 1kg of this wool will knit up to around 0.5 square metres, therefore –
- 1kg = approx 50cm x 50cm blanket
- 2kg = approx 100cm x 100cm blanket
- 3kg = approx 150cm x 100cm blanket
- 4kg = approx 150cm x 130cm blanket
- 5kg = approx 160cm x 155cm blanket etc etc
If you order more than one kg of wool, whenever possible they will come all together as one big ball but is not guaranteed.
Natural White, Oyster, Buttermilk, Soft Peach, Mink Blush, Pewter Brown, Candyfloss, Rose, Bright Pink, Crimson, Scarlet, Ruby Red, Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Coral, Lilac, Amethyst, Damson, Aubergine, Shadow, Midnight, School Blue, Denim, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Teal, Baby Blue, Light Grey, Mid Grey, Granite, Charcoal, Mint, Lime Green, Laburnum, Mustard, Olive, Forest, Jungle, Moss.
We source our yarn from happy sheep. Due to its many magical properties and the fact that Lauren is allergic to a lot of other wool, we only use Merino.
Merino sheep are not native to this country so the wool itself is provided from farms around the world, however we are very careful where we do source our fibre from. Our Merino is from South America and the South African Cape and we don’t buy from farms that mules their sheep.
The best quality wool comes from happy sheep. If a sheep has a poor diet and general poor health its fleece will suffer. Both the quality of life for the sheep and the quality of wool it produces are hugely important to us. We have strong relationships with our suppliers to ensure that we can trust them and their practices. Merinos shearers are all trained well to do it as efficiently and kindly as possible and the sheep are a lot happier once their 5kg fleeces are off!
You can now choose to have your yarn in a hank or a ball!
Our Great Balls of Yarn are beautifully wound so you can start knitting straight away. Instead of spending your valuable time winding them yourself when you could be starting on your latest project, or having the worry of tangling up while you’re knitting, these balls are expertly and beautifully wound by us, for you.
Each hank/ball is around 200g (and 130m) and is best knit on 10mm-15mm needles.
If you choose to stick with hanks of yarn, most of our customers find it easier to wind them before knitting. Snip the ties holding the hank together and you’ll find the end of the yarn. Pop it over the back of a chair, a door handle or your knees and wind into a ball, before starting your knitting.
In the unlikely event that there is a fault with the product, it needs to be returned for inspection in its original condition, unused and unwashed with all the original labels, packaging and proof of purchase within 14 days of receipt. If the goods do not reach us in this condition then the customers right to a full refund may be affected. Postage will only be refunded if the item is found to be faulty, otherwise the cost of returning the goods will be at the customers own expense. This does not affect the customer’s statutory rights.
If required, please contact us for the return address stating the issue and when and where the product was purchased. The customer is to notify us within 7 days of receipt if unsatisfied with the product for any reason.
When returning an item, it is recommend that the customer use a recorded service as we are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the post. Items remain the customer’s responsibility until they reach us.
Delivery within the UK is free for all orders over £50 and costs £3.95 for orders under £50.
Large items/orders are sent by courier. Everything else will be sent via Royal Mail.
Please double check your delivery address is correct to ensure your parcel is delivered to the right address.
Subject to wool stock availability, we aim to despatch DIY goods within 1-7 working days from receipt of your order and Made to Order goods within 2 weeks.
Every effort is made to keep stock levels updated, however, levels can be subject to some fluctuation. Should an item sell out before levels are updated, you will be contacted as soon as possible to advise of the delay.
If you have an urgent request, please get in touch and we may be able to offer an express service.