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Types of Yarns and Care

Bamboo Fiber

Bamboo Fiber

Bamboo fiber is an environmentally friendly product derived from bamboo, characterized by the best moisture absorption and airiness out of all natural fibers. Because of the antibacterial properties of bamboo fiber, about 95% of bacteria that come on bamboo fiber die within 24 hours. Bamboo is naturally able to "protect" itself from all sorts of insects, and it and does not rot. Bamboo fiber retains antibacterial properties of the plant, and therefore, even after multiple washing, these antibacterial properties are maintained. Bamboo fiber prevents the spread of odors, does not form a static electricity, and it's hypoallergenic. Bamboo fiber is softer than cotton and it has quality similar to silk and cashmere. In contrast to other antimicrobial fibers requiring special chemical processing, natural bamboo fiber has antimicrobial properties and does not require chemical processing. Some species of bamboo have a tensile strength equivalent to steel.

Cotton

Cotton

Cotton offers excellent performance in use, washing, removing dirt and opposition to high temperatures. These properties and the fact that cotton does not change shape, making it one of the materials most suitable for clothing. In addition, cottons most important characteristic is that it is the only fabric which can withstand the sterilization process. Cotton is hypoallergenic and provides maximum comfort, it has high strength, it's pleasant to wear, it's easy to wash and dry, and has no problems with static electricity. Cotton has high breathability and thermal conductivity and therefore it's very pleasant to wear on warm days. Cotton is also hypoallergenic.

Camel Wool

Camel Wool

Camel wool has unique properties. It is stronger and lighter than other types of fur, and has a hollow structure through which retains heat better. In addition, only camel hair is not electrified and better than others removes static electricity, has the ability to repel dust, and even protect from exposure to electromagnetic fields, which is of great importance in the modern use of electrical appliances and computer equipment. Camel wool is very soft and luxurious, but very durable and water and stain resistant.

Alpaca Wool

Alpaca Wool

Alpaca wool is three times stronger and seven times warmer than the sheep wool. Living in the mountains, where the temperature varies more than 60 degrees between day and night, alpaca has fur warmer than many other animals. Fibers contain small curls that give the fur softness, and also provide air spaces that create insulation and warmth. Furthermore, unlike in merino wool, alpaca fur doesn't contain lanolin and other organic oils. This means that dust mites do not live in it and the fur does not cause allergies related to dust mites. Alpaca fibers have an extremely rich and silky subtle sheen. Once touching the alpaca wool, you will always remember its tenderness and softness.

Merino Wool

Merino Wool

Merino wool is often used to make clothes for mountain and moving sports such as running, climbing, biking, hiking and other aerobic sports outdoors as Merino has excellent absorbent and water transpiration effect. Products made of merino recommended for everyday wear in the city, the unique properties of the wool does not interfere with heat transfer. Products made of merino wool are warm, but do not overheat their owner. Keep in mind that when washing the product should not be in the water for a long time, it is necessary to avoid hard twisting. When unfolding the product to dry on a flat, absorbent surfaces, it may appear that the product has lost form. Do not worry, you need to gently expand the product to align the edges of the product, and it will acquire its former elasticity and springiness. Click here to see our products made of 100% merino wool.

Acrylic

Acrylic

Acrylic is an entirely artificial fiber. Due to its fluffiness, acrylic yarn resembles wool, and it is often mixed with it for the benefits of both fibers. Acrylic yarn can be dyed in a variety of rich, vivid colors. Products made ​​of acrylic yarn are comfortable to wear, and longer retain an attractive appearance. Acrylic, which is often referred to as "artificial fur", is not just lightweight, durable, and resistant to heating, but it's also hypoallergenic, it fits nicely and it looks good as a finished product. Older types of acrylic yarn need to be hand washed in cold water separately from other things, can't be treated with bleach, and shouldn't be exposed to twisting and excessive squeezing, but nowadays many manufacturers are trying to remove these deficiencies in the latest developments of the new yarn.

Wool and Acrylic

May say that this combination is perfect for knitting. Caring for the half-wool products is easier, and the color palette is much richer than that of pure wool. The price of this blend is also lower than that of a pure wool. Click here to see our products made of wool and acrylic blend.

Wool and Polyamide

Polyamide adds lightness, softness, protective and supportive effect to the wool. The special structure of the fibers contributes to the rapid conclusion of moisture from the body surface and fast drying. This blend has wery good appearance, good heat-shielding and hygroscopic properties, it's strong enough, resistant to abrasion and felting during washing. Products made of this blend keep their shape well because of the polyamide elastic properties. Click here to see our products made of wool and polyamide blend.
 

Sweater Care Symbols

 
Gentle cleaning with PCE Dry cleaning only with a hydrocarbon, ethylene and chlorine monoftortrihlormetanom a limited addition of water, control of mechanical action and drying temperature. 
Do not iron Do not iron or press or treat with steam.
Wash at or below 30°C (USA=Cold/Cool)

Wash in domestic or commercial machine in water not exceeding 30°C, at permanent press setting.

Do not tumble dry

Do not tumble dry! Leave this garment to drip-dry on a drying rack, in an airing cupboard, or outside on your washing line rather than putting it in the dryer.

 

Yarn Weight Chart

 

UK US AUS Needle mm
1 ply Laceweight ply 1.5 - 2.25
2 ply Fingering ply 2.25 - 3.0
3 ply Sock ply 2.25 - 3.25
4 ply Sport ply 3.25 - 3.75
DK DK/Light Worsted ply 3.75 - 4.5
Aran Worsted 10 ply 4.5 - 5.5
Chunky Bulky 12 ply 5.5 - 8.0
Super Chunky Super Bulky 14 ply 8.0 and above