4-ply

4-ply

These knitting wools are for finer, softer knits, but with around 50 finer yarns in our ranges, you might wonder where to start. See the options for choosing, by colour, breed or yarn type in the panel on the right.

Our 4-ply is suitable for machine knitting and you can contact us to request it on cone. Normally each 50 gram ball of 4-ply will be around 175 metres (190 yards) long. As this varies from breed to breed, to be on the safe side you should work on plus or minus 10%. Please see our advice sheets and download the one about the length of wool in a ball or hank.

TENSION/GAUGE: to be sure of tension, you should always knit a sample tension swatch. Generally the knitter is one variable but the pattern is another, depending on the intentions of the designer! As a guideline: for our 4-ply, on 3mm/US 3, UK 11 needles, you will get 28 sts and 34 rows to a 10cm/4" square, while for less elastic worsted spun yarns you will get around 28 sts but only around 30 rows. The WPI is usually 14 in woollen and 18 in worsted spun yarns.

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 Pure Welsh Mule worsted spun 4-ply yarn ball

Pure Welsh Mule worsted spun 4-ply yarn

£4.50
Blacker Classic 4-ply Yarn

Blacker Classic 4-ply knitting yarn

£4.00
Blacker Elegance 4-ply knitting yarn

Blacker Elegance naturally coloured 4-ply knitting yarn

£5.50
Blacker Swan naturally coloured Falklands Merino 4-ply knitting yarn

Blacker Swan naturally coloured Falklands Merino 4-ply knitting yarn

£6.75
Blacker Swan over-dyed Falklands Merino 4-ply knitting yarn

Blacker Swan over-dyed Falklands Merino 4-ply knitting yarn

£6.75
Hebridean/Mohair 4-ply knitting yarn ball

Hebridean/Mohair 4-ply knitting yarn

£5.50
Hebridean/Mohair Olive over-dyed 4-ply knitting yarn

Hebridean/Mohair Olive over-dyed 4-ply knitting yarn

£5.50
Lyonesse 4-ply linen-blend group shot;/

Lyonesse 4-ply

£5.75
Manx/Mohair 4-ply knitting yarn ball

Manx/Mohair 4-ply knitting yarn

£5.50
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