This merino yarn is a four ply, yet it is less than half the thickness of the Artisan Sock. I am so pleased with the twist on this lace yarn - not too tight, yet, not splitty. It’s quite nice to work with. It’s also a superwash, so while it’s doubtful you’d ever machine wash a shawl or other lacy little thing, it’s nice to know it won’t come out in a felted heap if that does accidentally happen.
Handwash with a mild, wool friendly soap in tepid water. Lay flat to dry. Although this is a superwash merino yarn, we do not recommend machine washing or drying.