Yarn Bases

Do you get a little confused about yarns and what each one means?

I know when I first started with yarn I had no idea what I should have used and what each yarn base was for. Any way, below is a list of the yarns I dye, their weights, meters etc.  If you have any further queries, get in touch.

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Lace

Lush - 80% Extra Fine Merino, 20% Silk 
Sold in 100g skeins - 1200 meters / 1312 yards per 100g

The combination of silk and extra fine merino creates a soft drapey yarn and the firm twist ensures that it will be strong and durable, ideal for intricate lace detail.

Fluff - 74% Baby Suri Alpaca 26% Mulberry Silk
Sold in 50g skeins - 300 meters / 328 yards per 50g
The combination of alpaca and silk makes a luxurious soft, durable yarn. The alpaca fibres do not f
elt or pill easily, and it can be light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. While similar to sheep's wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. 

Ideal to work it alone or held double with another yarn for extra squishyness for jumpers, shawls and cowls.

4ply / Sock / Fingering

Platinum - 75% Merino, 25% Nylon
Sold in 10g, 20g, 50g, 100g skeins - 425 meters / 464 yards per 100g
This is a soft and squishy yarn. It's a superwash merino wool blended with nylon for added strength, making it ideal for socks. It can also be used for many other projects such as shawls and light weight clothing. 

MCN - 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon
Sold in 100g skeins - 400 meters / 437 yards per 100g
Superwash merino wool is blended with cashmere for a next-to-the-skin softness with nylon added for durability. 

Boo - 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Bamboo
Sold in 100g skeins  - 400 meters / 437 yards per 100g
Superwash merino wool is blended with Bamboo for a gorgeous soft yarn and the bamboo gives the same effect of nylon for added durability. The bamboo also has wickaway properties which makes it ideal for warmer weather clothing. 
This yarn has amazing stitch definition and is perfect for your WIPs with lots of texture and definition.

 

Yak - 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Yak, 10% Nylon

Sold in 100g skeins  - 400 meters / 437 yards per 100g

Superwash merino wool is blended with Yak for a lovely soft yarns and it also has a darker natural colour meaning the colours you can get with the yarns are lovely deep tones.

DK - Double Knitting

Platinum - 75% Merino, 25% Nylon
Sold in 10g, 20g, 100g skeins - 225 meters / 246 yards per 100g
This is a soft and squishy yarn. It is superwash merino wool blended with nylon for added strength, making it ideal standard for jumpers. 

MCN - 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon
Sold in 100g skeins - 212 meters / 231 yards per 100g
Superwash merino wool is blended with cashmere for a next-to-the-skin softness with nylon added for durability. 

Boo - 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Bamboo
Sold in 100g skeins - 225 meters / 246 yards per 100g
Superwash merino wool is blended with Bamboo for a a gorgeous soft yarn and the bamboo gives the same effect of nylon for added durability. The bamboo also has wickaway properties which makes it ideal for warmer weather
 clothing. This yarn has amazing stitch definition and is perfect for your WIPs with lots of texture and definition.

 

Aran

Fancy - 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere.
Solid in 100g skeins - 166 meters / 125 yards per 100g
This super soft yarn is ideal for creating a luxury jumper.

Softy - 100% Superwash Merino wool.

Sold in 115g - 190 meters / 207 yards per 115g

This super soft lightweight yarn is ideal for warm winter hats, scarfs and shawls.

Chunky

Softy - 100% Superwash Merino wool.
Sold in 100g - 100 meters / 109 yards per 100g
This super soft lightweight yarn is ideal for warm winter hats, scarfs and shawls.