Graupel is a type of precipitation also known as snow pellets or soft hail so it seemed like the right name for a rugged version of rain drops. I love my Merino Drip base for shawls but I wanted something that machine washes well and is more durable. Merino Graupel is the perfect fit. This 2 ply fingering weight has a tight twist to give it durability and make this yarn perfect for socks and other hard-wearing items. It is soft and has a nice luster and crisp stitch definition. I’ve been using it for some Diamonds and Rakers Socks and love the results.
Introducing my new base, Merino Rain! I am really enjoying working with this yarn and have a few projects in mind for it. This yarn has four plies which are twisted enough to give it a smooth texture with crisp stitch definition and a slightly bouncy hand. The merino is soft with a slight luster and very little halo. When knit, the fabric has a nice drape. Try it out on your next sport weight project!