Väinämöinen is a 4-ply fingering weight sock yarn, and the foundation of our line of sock yarns. The sport weight, 6-ply version is known as Väinämöinen Sport, and the latest addition to our sock yarn collection is the 8-ply Väinämöinen DK. Just like Väinämöinen Sport, the DK weight version is otherwise similar to Väinämöinen in durability and intensity of colors, but it has 8 strands and feels slightly softer than regular Väinämöinen.
Väinämöinen DK is, like all Väinämöinen yarns, spun in Germany. It is perfect for socks, but knits up to beautiful cabled accessories and pullovers etc.
One skein of Väinämöinen DK will be enough for a pair of adult size socks (shoe size EU 40) with a short to medium cuff.
Väinämöinen sock yarns can be washed in the gentle cycle in the machine, but the colors may fade over time. These yarns will not felt.
100 g / approx. 185 m (3 ½ oz / approx. 206 yds).
75 % superwash wool, 25 % nylon.
Recommended needle size 4-4,5 mm (US #6 to #7).
Recommended stitch gauge in stockinette stitch: 18-22s/10 cm (4½ to 5½ stitches per inch).