Collection: 8ply Non-Superwash Corriedale

Non-Superwash yarn is perfect for projects which require more ‘stickiness’ in your yarn (eg. anything requiring steeking!) as the fibre has not been coated with agents which smooth all the little scales down. In this regard, Non-Superwash yarn has had less chemical treatment than Superwash yarn and it performs in a different way.

When it comes to dyeing yarn, Superwash yarn and Non-Superwash yarn behave very differently. The dye penetrates quickly and deeply into the non-superwash yarn so it ‘sucks’ it in and the colour spreads across the yarn in a way similar to paint on damp, porous paper. On a Superwash yarn the dye sticks to the surface for longer so we can get a more defined effect (great for speckles) in a way similar to paint applied to waxy paper or a prepared canvas.

A good example of the difference in appearance of colourways on Superwash and Non-Superwash bases is ‘Pito-one’, pictured here. The Non-Superwash is on the left, and the Superwash is on the right. Exactly the same dyes and dyeing method has been used.

Technically, Superwash yarn can be machine washed. However, I don’t recommend machine-washing anything hand-knitted, crocheted or handwoven even if it’s Superwash - but it’s up to you if you want to risk it! It is however essential you don’t put your Non-Superwash yarn in the machine, handwash only!!

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  • 8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Oneroa'
    8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Oneroa'
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  • 8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Thank You Officer’
    8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Thank You Officer’
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  • 8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Fireside’
    8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Fireside’
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  • 8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Ginger Crunch’
    8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Ginger Crunch’
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  • 8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Audubon'
    8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Audubon'
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  • 8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Peony'
    8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Peony'
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  • 8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'San Sebastian'
    8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'San Sebastian'
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  • 8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Guava' (100% natural)
    8ply Corriedale Non-Superwash 'Guava' (100% natural)
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