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.
Eikus are special cases, results of trial and error, and only a limited number of skeins are available for ordering. Usually Eikus cannot be repeated exactly as photographed, but our dyeing wizards may attempt similar results. If you see an Eiku colorway which appeals to you, but the number of skeins in stock is not quite enough, let us know. We are happy to create custom colorways for you!
Order the amount you need as a custom dye job, and let us know which colorway you have in mind. Custom batches are dyed in the same pot and are guaranteed to be of the same dyelot!
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).