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4 ply yarn, gives you the means with which to make some stunning garments, accessories and soft furnishings. As you would expect, 4 ply wool is exceptionally strong. As the name indicates, it is made from 4 strands of spun threads pulled together into one yarn.
Naturally, you may think that this makes 4 ply yarn very thick. In the past, you would have been right. However, modern production techniques mean that 4 ply knitting yarns are now quite fine. This means that 4 ply it is an extremely versatile wool, which can be used to make most things.
It is particularly good for baby clothes, because it has very good insulating properties. Any child that is dressed in garments made from 4-ply will always be warm.
There are many kinds of 4 ply wool available; some are made from natural fibres, but you can also buy Acrylic, Nylon, Polyamide and Viscose versions. All of these wools are machine washable, so anything made from them will be easy to take care of.
Increasingly, people want natural fibres next to their skin. Fortunately, it is now easy to find 4 ply yarn made from natural fibres. You can choose from silk for knitting beautiful crocheted shawls, or Alpaca and Angora for soft jumpers and cardigans.
Linen is perfect for a cool, spring top and makes wonderful children's dresses as well as intricate women's clothes. It is the perfect yarn for those who want to produce accessories and soft furnishing items, like cushion covers, with a contemporary feel.
At Black Sheep Wools, we always stock a good range of 4 ply knitting yarns. Our buyers regularly update our 4 ply wool range to make sure that you can always buy the latest versions and find colours that are trendy and fashionable. We also sell a wide range of 4-ply patterns, so why not choose one at the same time as buying some yarn from us?