Our very first yarn ever, Väinämöinen, is a 4-ply fingering weight sock yarn. However, some knitters prefer slightly thicker sock yarns, and the need for a sport weight sock yarn created Väinämöinen Sport. Otherwise similar to Väinämöinen in durability and intensity of colors, it has 6 strands and feels slightly softer than regular Väinämöinen.
Väinämöinen Sport is, like Väinämöinen, spun in Germany. It is perfect for socks, but works especially well for sweaters and accessories, when sport-weight yarn is needed.
One skein of Väinämöinen Sport will be enough for a pair of adult size socks (shoe size EU 40) with a medium to long 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. 260 m (3 ½ oz / approx. 289 yds).
75 % superwash wool, 25 % nylon.
Recommended needle size 3-3,5 mm (US #2½ to #4).
Recommended stitch gauge in stockinette stitch: 20-24s/10 cm (5 to 6 stitches per inch).