Posting Date: 13 February 2021
Estelle Superwash Merino DK is particularly well-suited for baby items. It is next-to-skin soft. It knits up quickly, but isn’t too heavy. It’s 100% wool, so it’s naturally flame resistant, but it is also Superwash treated, and is machine washable. Plus, it comes in at a lower price point than similar yarns, and is tremendous value for money.
It is very similar to Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (now on clearance), and can be substituted without modification into any pattern where you would use Cashmerino.
It’s also an excellent choice for light-to-medium weight sweaters, as it has good stitch definition to highlight cables and other interesting textured patterns. And it’s soft enough for cowls and neckwear.
In short, a terrific all-rounder that checks all the boxes!