Yarn Bases

A Quick note about our hand dyed yarn

All of my yarn is prepared and stored in a smoke and pet free environment.

Superwash wool can be machine washed on a delicates cycle at 30⁰c, but I would recommend hand washing and laying flat to dry. Do not machine wash non-superwash wool. I recommend hand washing in cool water with very little agitation and a gentle soap. Lay flat to dry.

I have done my best to accurately represent the true colour of the skeins with my pictures, but due to differences in screen settings, what you see may not be exactly the same shade as the pictures I’ve taken.

As with all hand dyed yarn, no two skeins will ever be identical. However, where possible I will send skeins from the same dye lot together. A little bit of colour run may happen in the first few washes, but this will be minimal.


Lace Weight Yarn
Kid Silk Fluph -
a glorious lace weight blend of 72% Superkid Mohair, 28% Mulberry Silk. Two strands of Mulberry silk hold the mohair fibres in place and is such a versatile base. Superkid mohair is fibre from the first shearing of mohair goats and the finest fibres the goats will ever produce, making them incredibly soft.
Each 50g skein has a huge 420m. Used alone, it will produce a gossamer-like fabric - when held together with another yarn, it adds a beautiful soft halo to any project.
Fingering Weight Yarns
Super Sock -
4ply. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon. Gorgeously soft sock yarn with the added strength of nylon. Hard wearing enough for socks, but soft enough for everything else too. 425m/464yards per 100g.
Yak Sock -
4ply. 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Yak, 10% Nylon. If you've not tried yak sock yarn before, I couldn't reccommend it more highly. The twist in this yarn together with the yak content is just magical. Truly perfect for everything from socks to baby garments. 400m/437yards per 100g.
Shimmer Sock -
4ply. 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Silver Stellina. A subtle sparkle gives this lustruous sock yarn a little something extra. 400m/437yards per 100g
Nep Sock -
4ply. 85% Superwash Merino, 15% Donegal Nep. This sock yarn has lovely donegal neps plied in, which resists acid dyes and give a beautiful texture to your projects.
Sturdy Sock -
4ply. 75% Superwash Merino (27 Micron), 25% Nylon fingering weight yarn. This very sturdy and hard-wearing yarn is absolutely perfect for socks. 400m/437 yards per 100g.
BFL Sock -
4ply 100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester wool. 100% British. It's strong, silky and lustrous. This yarn has an absolutely gorgeous halo to it, and despite not containing nylon, is perfect for socks knit at a tight gauge thanks to it's natural strength and high twist. (I'd reccomend 2mm needles for the best results with socks) 400m/437 yards per 100g.
Sparkle Sock-
4ply. 75% Extrafine Superwash Merino (19.5 Micron) 20% Nylon, 5% Silver Lurex. The blend of this yarn is still incredibly soft and not scratchy, despite the lurex added to make it sparkle. Perfect for glittering shawls using a whole skein or adding a special heel, toe or cuff to socks using mini skeins. 400m/437 yards per 100g.
Footfree Squish Fingering -
4ply fingering weight. 100% Superwash Merino (19.5 Micron) This super soft yarn is a smidgeon more plump than Sturdy Sock because there's more merino in place of the nylon, and while I wouldn't recommend it for socks, I'd shout it's virtues to the rooftops for every other fingering weight project. That's why it's called Footfree, and of course "squish" is an industry term, meaning "yarn so soft that once you pick it up, you can't put it down." 400m/437 yards per 100g.
Sport Weight
Sporty Squish -
100% Superwash Merino sport weight base. (19.5 micron) At a plump 300m/328 yards per 100g, this yarn is super squishy and absolutely perfect for colourwork jumpers, cowls, shawls and anything next to the skin thanks to the super soft blend. I'd reccommend anything from 3.5mm to 6mm needles depending on your preference for gauge, but your milage may vary.
DK And Worstead Weight
Extra-Fine DK -
100% Superwash Merino DK. Extrafine (19.5 microns) merino is used in this yarn so it feels soft and gentle against the skin. Perfect for larger projects like luxury sweaters, it's incredibly springy and light. It also makes for gorgeous hats, scarves and mitts. 200m/218 yards per 100g.
Shimmer DK -
Double knit weight. 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Silver Stellina. A subtle sparkle gives this lustruous yarn a little something extra. 212m/231yards per 100g.
What does "extra-fine" in relation to your yarn mean, and what's this micron stuff about?
Extra-Fine refers to the Merino used in the bases I carry that are 19.5 microns. Microns (micrometers) are used to measure the diameter of the individual wool fibres. The lower the micron count, the finer the wool, the softer the yarn.
Why don't you regularly have some of your heavier bases ready to ship?
Mostly because there's not as much demand for it. I tend to concentrate on sock weight yarns. I do however offer all of my repeatable colourways as custom orders on any of the bases I carry. All you need to do is drop me an email, or find the relevant colourway in the Dyed to Order section.