Here are the descriptions of our various yarn and fiber bases. These descriptions also show up on every individual product page, but this allows you to easily decide which bases to look at.


Lace Weight

Yet

Somewhere between a true laceweight and a fingering weight, we think of Yet as a ‘rustic’ lace yarn, even though it’s a sophisticated merino and silk blend. The slightly heavier grist of this yarn means it’s easy to work with, especially for newer lace knitters. Yet wears well and continues to look good year after year. Try it in shawls and lightweight sweaters.

Size: 400 yd / 2.3 oz (365m / 65g) skeins
Content: 65% Merino wool, 35% Tussah silk
Gauge: Heavy lace weight. 8-10 stitches per inch on US 00-1, variable in lace knitting.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

Yasmin

Yasmin is a 2-ply Merino and Tussah silk laceweight. This yarn is good for crisp, lightweight lace projects, and durable for items that will be well-worn.

Size: 1250 yd / 4.3 oz (1143m / 122g) skeins
Content: 80% Merino wool, 20% Tussah silk
Gauge: Lace weight. Dependent on pattern.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

 

Mulberry Silk

A plied cultivated silk laceweight, Mulberry Silk is not only wonderful for knitted or crocheted shawls, but is also good for weaving. Incredible for a special project, shiny and drapy. Nm 20/2.

Size: 1250 yd / 4 oz (1143 m / 113g) skeins
Content: 100% cultivated silk
Gauge: Lace weight. Dependent on pattern.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

Wild Silk

Wild Silk has a bit more ‘tooth’ and less sheen than Mulberry Silk. It has wonderful drape, and is ideal for shawls, while also great for weaving. Nm 20/2.

Size: 1250 yd / 4 oz (1143 m / 113g) skeins
Content: 100% Tussah silk
Gauge: Lace weight. Dependent on pattern.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

Fingering Weight

Yummy 2-Ply

This 2-ply superwash Merino is wonderful for cowls, scarves, shawls, and lightweight sweaters.

Size: 400 yd / 4 oz (365m / 115g) skeins
Content: 100% superwash Merino wool
Gauge: Fingering weight. 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.

 

Yummy 2-Ply Toes

These mini skeins are perfect for colorwork and small projects. This 2-ply superwash Merino is wonderful for cowls, scarves, shawls, and lightweight sweaters.

Size: 133 yd / 1.3 oz (121m / 38g) skeins
Content: 100% superwash Merino wool
Gauge: Fingering weight. 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.

 

Hot Shot

Hot Shot is a fine and durable merino-nylon blend sock yarn. We love it for its slight sheen, smooth feel, and ability to take color brilliantly. The round 3-ply construction makes textured stitches pop.

Size: 400 yd / 4 oz (365m / 115g) skeins
Content: 80% superwash Merino wool, 20% nylon
Gauge: Fingering weight. 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.


Hot Shot Toes

Hot Shot is a fine and durable merino-nylon blend sock yarn. We love it for its slight sheen, smooth feel, and ability to take color brilliantly. The round 3-ply construction makes textured stitches pop, and these mini skeins are perfect for colorwork and small projects.

Size: 133 yd / 1.3 oz (121m / 38g) skeins
Content: 80% superwash Merino wool, 20% nylon
Gauge: Fingering weight. 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.


Caroline

Caroline is lusciously soft, blending super fine merino wool with cashmere and nylon. This fingering weight yarn has a 2-ply construction and works up into a balanced fabric with a graceful halo. You’ll love Caroline in textured or lacy accessories like shawls, cowls, hand warmers, and hats (but Caroline is not suitable for socks).

Size: 400 yd / 3.5 oz (365m / 100g) skeins
Content: 70% 19.5 micron superwash Merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon.
Gauge: Fingering weight. 7-8 stitches per inch on US 1-3, variable in lace knitting.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

Northumbria Fingering

A lighter fingering weight than either our Yummy 2-Ply or Cosmic, Northumbria Fingering is spun from the long, lustrous wool of Bluefaced Leicester sheep.  Northumbria Fingering has a nice natural shine that enhances the vibrant, rich colors. It’s great for durable, fine-gauge socks, and lovely in crisp lacy shawlettes.  

Size: 437 yd / 3.5 oz (400m / 100g) skeins
Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool
Gauge: Fingering weight. 8-10 stitches per inch on US 0-2.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

  

Tarte

Tarte is very sturdy and perfect for socks. Nylon and Tencel add strength and sheen to the superwash Merino in this yarn. It has great yardage for shawlettes as well, and the 4-ply construction will make long lasting fine sweaters.

Size: 500 yd / 4.3 oz (457m / 122g) skeins
Content: 75% superwash Merino wool, 15% Nylon, 10% Tencel.
Gauge: Fingering weight. 7-8 stitches per inch on US 1-3.
Care Instructions: Machine wash on gentle, dry flat.

 

Sojourn

Our most luxurious blend of cashmere and silk, Sojourn is incredibly soft, with a bit of a sheen and halo. This fingering weight yarn will be lovely in your most special projects.

Size: 200 yd / 1.6 oz (183m / 45g) skeins
Content: 65% cashmere, 35% silk.
Gauge: Fingering weight. 7-8 stitches per inch on US 1-3, variable in lace knitting.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

Katahdin

Our new light fingering weight yarn is perfect for fine gauge sweaters and large shawls. Katahdin weighs in at 1750 yards and 14 ounces, making it our largest skein to date. It can be knit at a heavy laceweight or light fingering gauge and is 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool. BFL is a perfect canvas for Babs’ colors, giving the yarn a rich depth and slightly glossy finish.

Size: 1750 yd / 14 oz (1600m / 400g) skeins
Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool
Gauge: Light fingering weight. 8-10 stitches per inch on US 0-2.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

Keira

Keira is a heavy fingering weight yarn that works up into a dense, plush fabric with superb stitch definition and very little halo. We love its neat and tidy 4-ply construction and smooth hand.

Size: 560 yd / 8.3 oz (512m / 235g) skeins
Content: 100% superwash Merino wool
Gauge: Heavy fingering weight. 7-8 stitches per inch on US 1-3.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.

 

Sport Weight

Yummy 3-Ply

Great for sweaters, baby items, and shawls that you want to be just a bit heavier than fingering weight. The 3-ply construction means that this yarn is very round and bouncy.

Size: 335 yd / 5.2 oz (306m / 150g) skeins
Content: 100% superwash Merino wool
Gauge: Sport weight. 4.5-7 stitches per inch on US 2-6.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.

 

Killington

Killington is a lofty sport weight blend of Polwarth wool and Tussah silk. It has a subtle sheen, a slightly crisp hand, and excellent yardage.

Size: 700 yd / 8.5 oz (640m / 240g) skeins
Content: 85% Polwarth wool, 15% Tussah silk.
Gauge: Sport weight. 5-7 stitches per inch on US 3-5.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

Sojourn Sport

Our most decadent blend of cashmere and silk, now in a 3-ply sport weight! Sojourn Sport is incredibly soft, with a bit of a sheen and halo. This yarn will be wonderful in your most special projects.

Size: 200 yd / 2.7 oz (183m / 75g) skeins
Content: 65% cashmere, 35% silk.
Gauge: Sport weight. 5-7 stitches per inch on US 3-5.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

DK Weight

 

Kaweah

We love the texture of this 3-ply 100% Superwash Merino. It is round, bouncy, and knits into beautifully defined and balanced stitches. The yarn is plied firmly to add durability to the fiber's softness, and the DK weight will be warm, but not too heavy or bulky in garments and accessories.

Size: 280 yd / 4 oz (255m / 115g) skeins
Content: 100% superwash Merino wool
Gauge: DK weight. 5.25-6 stitches per inch on US 4-6.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.

 

Kunlun

Kunlun is the rich and luxurious cousin to Kaweah. The 3-ply construction makes this yarn plush and round, with a beautiful sheen from the silk and wonderful softness from the cashmere. Kunlun is great for all kinds of accessories or a special sweater project.

Size: 280 yd / 4.4 oz (255m / 125g) skeins
Content: 70% Merino wool, 15% Cashmere, 15% Cultivated Silk
Gauge: DK weight. 5.25-6 stitches per inch on US 4-6.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

Worsted Weight

Yowza! Whatta Skein!

You’ll be saying “Yowza! These skeins are BIG!” too when you see this yarn. Yowza is perfect for sweaters, baby items, and snuggly shawls and wraps. Yowza has a smooth and soft hand that works well for textured stitching. This yarn is often substituted in patterns calling for a DK weight yarn.

Size: 560 yd / 8 oz (512m / 227g) skeins
Content: 100% superwash Merino wool
Gauge: Light worsted weight. 4.5-5.5 stitches per inch on US 6-8.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.

 

Heartland

Heartland is soft and cushy, fantastic for warm sweaters and all kinds of accessories, as well as anything worn next to the skin. It is NOT superwash and is great for any of your felting projects. This yarn can also be knit at a DK gauge.

Size: 250 yd / 4 oz (228m / 115g) skeins
Content: 100% Merino wool
Gauge: Worsted weight. 4-5 stitches per inch on US 6-8.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.


Big Silk

Big and luxurious, Big Silk combines the bounce and warmth of Merino wool with the shine and drape of cultivated silk. The generous yardage means Big Silk is great for big cowls, shawls, and scarves - one skein is enough for most worsted-weight accessory projects.

Size: 540 yd / 8.8 oz (494m / 250g) skeins
Content: 60% Merino wool, 40% cultivated silk
Gauge: Worsted weight. 4-5 stitches per inch on US 7-9.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

Bulky Weight

K2

K2 is a bouncy chunky yarn that will work beautifully for large-scale accessories. It knits up fast and warm, soft but still substantial, with a brilliant depth of color. The 3-ply construction is very round and gives balanced sharp stitch definition.

Size: 240 yd / 7.2 oz (219m / 205g) skeins
Content: 100% Merino Wool
Gauge: Chunky weight. 3-3.5 stitches per inch on US 10-11.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.

 

Fiber

Silk Hankies

Silk Hankies or Mawata can be used for spinning, felting, papermaking, knitting, and more. These lovelies can be used to knit with without spinning! Stephanie Pearl-McPhee talks about mittens that she knit by attenuating the layers. Here's the link to her blog.

Size: Sold by weight
Content: 100% silk