Yarn Bases

If you are new to yarn, here’s a great place to get some info on the differing yarn weights. 

Hand-dyed yarn needs to be wound into a ball or cake before it can be worked. There are lots of great online tutorials about this and if you are planning on Getting Really Into Yarn, a swift and ball winder are a good one-time investment.

Also, let’s all just have a good giggle about the fact that my most frequently used yarn weight is called “fingering.” I’ll wait.

  

LACEWEIGHT

Mohair Silk

 72% Kid Mohair/28% Mulberry Silk

 459 yards/ 50 grams/single ply

It has a lovely halo and is a treat to work when held double with a fingering weight yarn (IT'S SO FLUFFY!)

 

FINGERING

Bluefaced Leicester Wool Bases

Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) is a British sheep breed that produces the most glorious wool: it's soft but a little sheepier than merino, which means it is less prone to pilling. It has a beautiful luster, takes dye wonderfully, and has good stitch definition. (I love it so much.)

 

BFL Sock

75% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester Wool/ 25% Nylon

464 yards/100g/4-ply

 

2-Ply BFL Sock

80% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester Wool/20% Nylon

400 yards/100g/2-ply

 

Pure BFL

100% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester Wool

438 yards/100 grams/4-ply

 

Merino Wool Bases

Merino Sock

75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon

463 yards/100g/4-ply

 

Sparkle Sock

75% Superwash Merino Wool/20% Nylon/5% Gold Stellina

400 yards/100 g /2-ply

 

Merino Singles

100% superwash merino wool

400 yards/100 g/single ply  

  

DK

Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) is a British sheep breed that produces the most glorious wool: it's soft but a little sheepier than merino, which means it is less prone to pilling. It has a beautiful luster, takes dye wonderfully, and has good stitch definition. (I love it so much.)

 

BFL DK

100% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester Wool

246 yards/100 grams/4-ply

 

WORSTED

Merino Worsted

100% superwash merino wool

218 yards/100 g/4-ply