Yarn Bases

Below are the various bases you will find in my shop, both regularly stocked yarns and speciality yarns that I carry from time to time!

From lace weight to super bulky weights, there is a little bit of everything! Be sure to click on the thumbnails to see close up shots and pictures of samples!

REGULARLY IN STOCK

KIDSILK LACE

So soft and fuzzy! Mohair silk lace adds a gorgeous halo to any project for that extra bit of pretty and warmth! Not only that but it is incredibly versatile and can be worked with a variety of needle or hook sizes. Knit it alone, double stranded or held together with another yarn/s.

  • 70% kid mohair 30% silk
  • 50g/470 yards per skein
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 1 – 3 / 2.25 – 3.25 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 27 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: B/1 – E/4 / 2.25 – 3.5 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)(size needles)

FINGERING WEIGHT SINGLE PLY MERINO

A single ply merino yarn that is soft and offers great stitch definition. Takes dyes beautifully, especially speckles!
It is an awesome choice for shawls, hats, scarves…lends itself to gorgeous fabrics worked alone, also looks lovely held double stranded or with other yarns!
Single ply, so not great for use in high friction areas…IE armpits of tops, mittens… unless held with something else.)
Not suitable for socks unless you reinforce the toe/heel.

  • 100% Superwash Merino
  • 115g/440 yards per skein
  • # wpi
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 1 – 3 / 2.25 – 3.25 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 27 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: B/1 – E/4 / 2.25 – 3.5 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)(size needles)

FINE MERINO 2-PLY (FINGERING WEIGHT)

This sock weight yarn is amazing! It has a soft plumpness to it that makes it a dream to work with! It also has a fabulous sheen and a soft hand. Fabulous for all sorts of projects, definitely a great next-to-skin yarn!

  • 100% fine superwash merino
  • 115g/420 yards per skein
  • 16 wpi
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 1 – 3 / 2.25 – 3.25 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 27 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: B/1 – E/4 / 2.25 – 3.5 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)(size needles)

BASIC SOCK

My Basic Sock is my all-purpose 3-ply sock yarn. Lovely to work with and suitable for all sorts of projects!

  • 80% superwash merino 20% nylon
  • 115g/420 yards per skein
  • 17 wpi
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 1 – 3 / 2.25 – 3.25 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 27 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: B/1 – E/4 / 2.25 – 3.5 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)(size needles)

MARLED MERINO FINGERING

This 2-ply yarn is airy and light. It creates a light and squishy fabric, perfect for all sorts of projects (though not necessarily socks). Two of the four plies switch from white to black every few meters for about 18 inches at a time, adding an interesting feature to the knitted fabric.

  • 100% superwash merino
  • 100g/435 yards per skein
  • 18 wpi
  • (size needles)

MARLED MERINO DK

This 2-ply yarn is so squishy! It creates a lovely soft fabric, a perfect multi-purpose DK yarn. One of the plies switch from white to black every few metres for about 18 inches at a time, adding an interesting feature to the knitted fabric.  Really blooms as you work with it.

  • 100% superwash merino
  • 100g/270 yards per skein
  • 12 wpi
  • (size needles)

WORSTED SINGLE PLY MERINO

This single ply is soft and luxurious initially but it really blooms while you work with it, resulting in some incredibly squishy, comfy knits!

  • 100% fine superwash merino
  • 115g/225 yards per skein
  • ? wpi
  • (size needles)

WORSTED FINE MERINO

This buttery soft 4-ply yarn is made with extra fine merino fibre and has a gorgeous shine. It is so soft and lofty that I enjoy just petting it!  It sits right on the cusp of DK and Worsted at 11 wraps per inch and also offers some slight elasticity due to the loftiness of it’s plies.

  • 100% fine superwash merino
  • 115g/210 yards per skein
  • 11-12 wpi
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 7 – 9 / 4.5 – 5.5 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 16 – 20 = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size:I/9 – K/10½ / 5.5 – 6.5 mm
  • Crochet Gauge: 11 – 14 sts = 4″ (10 cm)

CHUNKY WEIGHT MERINO 2-PLY

This lofty 2-ply chunky weight is a merino nylon blend that knits up into gorgeous fabric.

  • 80% superwash merino 20% nylon
  • 115g/140 yards per skein
  • 7 wpi
  • (size needles)

SUPER BULKY MERINO SINGLE PLY

This lofty single ply yarn is super squishy and knits up so fast! Not only that, but it also can be drafted and spun!

  • 100% superwash wool
  • 230-260g/120 yards per skein approx dependent on weight
  • # wpi
  • (size needles)

SPECIALTY STOCK

These bases are often in stock, but in smaller numbers. Custom orders can include requests for any of these bases in addition to the ones above, but yarns may need to be ordered. This may add some extra overall time to the creation process for a custom order.

SLUB YARN (FINGERING WEIGHT)

This slub yarn has the most amazing texture!
A fingering weight wrapped around a super thin nylon core with tiny slubs that just give it a little extra oomph.
There are some lovely patterns out there that use this type of yarn and one of my favorites is a short sleeved pull over that uses less than two skeins called the Peepshow Pullover.  If you do some searching you will also find all sorts of interesting patterns that play with the texture between slub and stockinette stitches or that pair it with other yarns to create really cool effects!

  • 90% Superwash Merino 10% nylon
  • 100g/438 yards per skein
  • # wpi
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 1 – 3 / 2.25 – 3.25 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 27 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: B/1 – E/4 / 2.25 – 3.5 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)(size needles)

BLACK NEP MERINO SOCK WEIGHT YARN

A lovely and multi-purpose 3-ply sock weight yarn (almost identical to my Basic Sock) with soft barely-there black neps for added visual interest.

Would work for socks, but I would recommend reinforcing the heels and toes.

  • 80% superwash merino 20% black neps
  • 115g/420 yards per skein
  • 17 wpi
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 1 – 3 / 2.25 – 3.25 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 27 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: B/1 – E/4 / 2.25 – 3.5 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm)(size needles)

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