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Technical Information

Our yarns still contain spinning oil, making it suitable for both hand and machine knitting. The true handle of our wool will appear after the first wash of your finished item, when the water-soluble oil is rinsed out and the fibres allowed to relax, resulting in a softer and loftier feel. In projects where finished measurements are crucial, we strongly recommend washing and blocking your tension swatch before taking a stitch count.

Iona Wool is suitable for hand washing at 30°C, and should be dried flat. Do not tumble dry.

Hand Knitting

Aran
Tension: 18 sts x 26 rows (10 cm square)
Needles: 5mm / 6UK / 8US
Meterage: 160m/100g
Yarn count: 3/5 Nm

Double Knit
Tension: 22 sts x 32 rows (10 cm square)
Needles: 4mm / 8UK / 6US
Meterage: 240m/100g
Yarn count: 2/5 Nm

Iona Wool Yarn Estimator Imperial

Iona Wool Yarn Estimator Imperial

GUIDE MEASUREMENTS

  • HATS: head circumference above ears 
  • GARMENTS: chest circumference
  • MITTS/MITTENS: hand circumference around knuckles
  • SCARF finished dimensions

NOTE: Above yarn requirements are estimate for plain knitting / stockinette at the recommended stitch gauge. Make sure to allow more if you want a denser knit or plan to use "heavier" stitch techniques like cabling, ribbing, garter stitch, stranded colour knitting etc.

Iona Wool Yarn Estimator Metric

Iona Wool Yarn Estimator Metric

GUIDE MEASUREMENTS

  • HATS head circumference above ears
  • GARMENTS chest circumference
  • MITTS/MITTENS hand circumference around knuckles
  • SCARF finished dimensions

NOTE: Above yarn requirements are estimate for plain knitting / stockinette at the recommended stitch gauge. Make sure to allow more if you want a denser knit or plan to use "heavier" stitch techniques like cabling, ribbing, garter stitch, stranded colour knitting etc.