Knitting Gauge: 6 sts = 1" on #3-5 needles (3.25mm-3.75mm)
Crochet Gauge: 16 - 20 sc = 4'' on E-7 hooks
Put Up: Skein
Care: Hand Wash / Dry Flat
Wool of the Andes Sport
Lighten up your knits with your favorite 100% Peruvian Highland wool by casting on with Wool of the Andes Sport! Peruvian Highland wool is a strong fiber that has an excellent balance of structure, loft, and drape, and Wool of the Andes Sport is our finest-gauge yarn available in the Wool of the Andes family. Finer-gauge, lighter projects extend your knitting year, making hats, mitts, and accessories or sweaters and garments that are perfect for milder weather, but Wool of the Andes Sport can also be used to make extra-cozy but not-too-bulky brioche accessories, double-knit hats, and stranded colorwork sweaters for the chilliest of days. Wool of the Andes’ extensive color palette is just as versatile as the yarn itself, with dozens of solids and heathers to choose from.
Use Wool of the Andes to create bouncy cables, gorgeous textures, or beautiful colorwork. As a "sticky" wool–meaning the fibers grip lightly together–Wool of the Andes Sport is an ideal choice for both stranded colorwork and intarsia because stitches "stick" in place and won’t shift or loosen as you work, and the wide selection of saturated colors provides a wonderful palette for projects. 50g balls make it easy to add a wide variety of colors to your handknits without waste, and for larger single-color projects, this sticky wool will splice together with ease when using the felted join. In addition to being great for projects where your stitches are on display, Wool of the Andes also felts beautifully with warm water and agitation, creating a dense, durable fabric with structure for felted slippers, bags, and beyond.
Looking for other weights? The same great wool is available in Wool of the Andes Sport, Wool and the Andes Bulky, and Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky. If you’re a spinner, you can create your own custom weight of yarn using Wool of the Andes Roving!
A medium shade of dusty slate blue, Baltic Heather is the color of cool ocean waters. This heathered shade has subtle bits of rust mixed throughout, which gives this color depth and interest. Baltic Heather will remind you of ships rocking on choppy seas.
Midnight Heather is an intense dark blue color with black undertones. Reminiscent of the dark night sky, Midnight Heather intrigues us with the flecks of blues and blue greens that add visual interest to this usually rich color.
Sapphire is a luxurious midnight blue color with a slight purple hue. Named after the gemstone Sapphire, this heathered blue shines with variable tones of blues and purples much like its name sake. A rich color that appeals to both men and women.
Solstice is a deep blue color with violet undertones. A heathered yarn it has variances of color from a deep purple to a medium blue. Pair it with blues to enhance the blue tones, or with purples to play up the purple tones.
Winter Night is a dark royal blue color. Similar in tone to the deep night sky of a chilly winter evening, Winter Night will have you longing for a cloudless night of star gazing. A beautiful jewel tone, it is looks great when paired with other jewel tones as well as with softer colors like Pink Cheeks and Daffodil.
Wonderland is a delicate light blue color. It has more green than a traditional baby blue giving it a slight teal undertone. The heathered strands range from an almost white to a medium ice blue.
Aurora Heather is a deep emerald heather, with hints of bright Kelly green and a green that's so dark it's almost black. The depth of color provided by the heathered blend of different shades of green gives Aurora a rich and luxurious look to any project.
Forest is a medium misty yellow green color. Like the many shades of green found in the forest, it combines strands of yellow and a variety of greens for its beautiful heathered look.
Grass is a medium blue green with a slight yellow undertone. Similar to the color of summer grass and fresh green foliage, Grass is a wonderful color that complements yellow greens as well as darker shades of browns and blues.
Green Tea Heather is a soft, muted light green with subtle warm undertones. Green Tea Heather work well with warm browns or try bright shades of blue to brighten things up with pop of contrast.
Pampas is an olive green color that has a slight vintage tone. The variable shades of yellows, greens and touches of brown are similar to the prairie grasses and herbs found in the lowlands of South America called the Pampas.
Semolina is a golden yellow color with a slight hint of a brown undertone. Very similar in color to a beautiful spring daffodil, Semolina is a great way to brighten up your spring or summer knitting.
Turmeric is a brownish, orange yellow color. Inspired by the golden tones of spices found in South Asia, Turmeric will become a favorite color to use in your fall wardrobe.
Pumpkin is a rich, creamy brownish orange color. It is as welcoming as pumpkins and dried mums by the front door for fall. Combine with browns, reds and neutrals for a fun and colorful fall project.
Claret is a regal red violet color. Rich in tones, Claret features shades of dark purples and reds for a lavish heather color that reminds of a tantalizing red wine.
Currant is a deep red violet color with brown undertones. It is very close to a maroon or dark burgundy, Currant is a rich jewel tone color that you won’t be able to resist.
Hollyberry is a rich berry red color. A close resemblance to burgundy, Hollyberry is a jewel tone that looks fabulous when combined with dark colors or with lighter shades.
Merlot is a deep reddish brown color. It is very close in color to a raisin or currant. The heathered tones range from; light golden yellows to a dark raspberry red giving the overall color the look of a luscious chocolate raspberry look.
Red is a deep orange-red. This bold color will make a statement when combined with whites and creams for a festive look or with the deep colors for a warm and cozy style.
Blossom is a delicate pink color, darker than Blush. A heathered yarn, Blossom features light to medium shades of a soft baby pink color palette. Not only does it remind us of beautiful pink spring flowers, but a little like cotton candy too.
Fairy Tale is a regal magenta purple, a transitional hue that can make the gradient of your dreams come true. More pink than Blackberry, and more purple than Currant, this versatile color can work among purples, pinks, and reds equally well, for an enchanted palette that will have your projects living happily ever after.
Papaya is a medium pink color with orange undertones. Flecks of soft magenta and yellow orange colors give this heathered yarn a warm salmon glow.
Blackberry is a rich, jewel toned purple with blue undertones. This lavish color is fresh for picking and combining with other jewel tones for a luxurious project. Pair with other purple tones to play up the purple values or with blues to enhance the blue tones of this beautiful color.
Haze Heather is a foggy shade of lavender with a gray undertone. If you look closely, you will see that we have blended rose pink, navy blue, and white together to create this heathered shade. Haze Heather is a complex color that could be seen as more neutral or pastel, depending on the colors that you pair with it. This shade is versatile enough to match with lots of different garments in your wardrobe.
Sprinkle is a blue violet color. The heathered strands show the beautiful color variations from a soft robin's egg blue to a medium red violet giving it the overall look of dusty lavender.
Bramble is a dusty grayish brown color. Like the bark of a tree that has a variety of color tones, Bramble is a heathered color that shines with light and dark tones from a light gray to a medium brown. When knitted, Bramble takes on a worn vintage look that is warm and comfortable.
Camel is a light, dusty khaki color. A soft mottled tan, Camel is perfect for use as a light brown and looks great as the focal yarn or for use in color work.
Chestnut is a warm medium brown color. Similar in shade to a tasty cup of espresso, Chestnut is the perfect brown to keep close at hand. It shines when paired with other neutrals for a natural and cozy project.
Mink is a light sandy brown color. Along the lines of a shade of khaki, Mink is reminiscent of the color of driftwood. Its heathered strands are beautiful with fluctuations of brown tonal values that are exquisite in sweaters and vests.
Ash is a charcoal gray color. A dark neutral gray, Ash can be combined with a variety of color tones for either a feminine or masculine look. Great for the office or a relaxing weekend at home.
Coal is a classic ebony color. Not a true black, but is so close that it can be substituted where black is needed. An essential color to have in your yarn stash.
Cobblestone is a dusty ashen grey color. The heathered strands add depth and texture with shades of lighter and darker grey tones throughout.
Dove is a soft slate grey color. A light neutral grey with light to medium heathered strands, Dove pairs beautifully with a wide range of colors for fun and inspiring projects.
Oyster is a creamy off white color. It is very similar to a light mocha with its light beige tone. A soft neutral, Oyster is perfect for use with a wide range of colors.
White is a true neutral it will go with any color palette as an accent or focal color.