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Lace Weight Yarn

Silky Lace - 75% Ultrafine Superwash Merino, 25% Mulberry Silk. A shimmering, soft and lushous lace weight yarn plied from extra long staple merino fibres and Mulberry silk. The silk adds extra body to the yarn to hold stitches in shape on larger or lacey items. Creates items that shimmer in the light and have luxurious drape. Ideal for shawls and wraps. 800m/934 yards per 100g

Fingering Weight Yarns

Soft Singles - 100% Merino wool single ply. This yarn is like pulling clouds from the sky to wear about your person. My absolute go-to for delicate shawls and luxury garments. 400m/437 yards per 100g.

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.

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.

High Twist Sock - a plump 2ply sock yarn with a high twist. 85% Superwash extra-fine Merino (19.5 micron) 15% Nylon. The high twist nature of this yarn makes it extra springy and perfect for projects with colourwork and colourwork. Speckles really pop on this beauty. It's brilliant for socks, but just as perfect for any next-to-skin projects too. 360m/393 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.

MCN Luxe - 3ply. 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon sock weight yarn. Ultrafine superwash merino wool is blended with cashmere for a supersoft, plump yarn with next-to-the-skin softness with nylon added for durability. 350m/382 yards per 100g.

DK And Worstead Weight

Extra-Fine DK - 4ply. 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.

BFL Aran- 100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester, Aran weight. The best of British, this yarn gives all your garments a great lustre! It'll keep you warm all through the winter. 166m/181 yards per 100g.

Chunky Weight

Chubby - 100 grams of gloriously springy and plump 100% superwash merino. At 100m/109yards per 100g skein, this yarn is most definitely chunky. With extra bounce thanks to the 2 plies that make up this yarn base, it's sure to keep you toasty.

FAQs

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.