"Optimum DK" by South West Trading Company is an extremely soft standard plied yarn made from 100% optim wool. Available in solid pastel to dark hues, it is primarily suitable to sweaters, shawls, and winter accessories.
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South West Trading Company - Optimum DK - Fall 2004
Thursday July 13 5:42:29 PM PST
This is lovely! It knits easily with little splitting. When washed though, the fibers thin a great deal, so be sure to check gauge after blocking for fitted items. The washed & blocked yarn is very light and soft.
Tuesday January 9 11:42:25 PM PST
I made Irish hiking hats with this yarn - they are incredibly light but very soft and warm. I made the hats a little smaller becuase of the "growth" that occurs after washing. I found that gauge changed by one stitch per inch.