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Worsted Weight Yarn

  • Shelter
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    Brooklyn Tweed

    Shelter

    $16.99

    The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, Brooklyn Tweed's versatile medium-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Its two plies are gently twisted to preserve that buoyant quality, so Shelter is a little more delicate than most commercial yarns. Woolen-spun yarns are also more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense sport weight or bloom to cohere as a gauzy fabric when worked on large needles.

    Shelter has a dry, soft hand and a faintly rustic nature; woolen spinning sometimes results in slightly thinner or thicker sections, and you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that proves the wool is never treated with harsh chemicals. Garments knit from Shelter achieve their full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce an even, light, plush fabric with a halo. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge.

    Shelter is designed to be a workhorse yarn that invites cables, ribbing, textured stitch motifs, open work, plain stockinette and garter stitch. We think it’s ideal for sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets.

    Exclusive to the Shelter yarn line are three marled colorways: Newsprint, the combination of Fossil and Cast Iron; Narwhal, the combination of Sweatshirt and Fossil; and Caribou, the combination of Barn Owl and Fossil.

    Fibre:  100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
    Gauge:  4.25 to 5 sts = 1"
    Recommended Needle:  4.5mm to 5.5mm
    Yardage:  140 yards
    Weight:  approx. 50 grams | worsted weight
    Care:
    Hand wash, and lay flat

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  • Rios
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    Malabrigo

    Rios

    $23.50

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    Malabrigo

    Rios

    $23.50

    The plies help resist pilling and washability making Rios a fantastic choice for frequently-worn garments, housewares, and children and baby clothes. It’s super soft and great for next-to-the-skin wear! Spun from premium superwash merino, it comes in an array of watercolor-multi, semi-solid, and variegated colorways.

    Fibre: 100% Superwash Merino
    Gauge: 18.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches
    Recommended Needle: US 6 - 8 or 4 - 5mm
    Yardage: 210 yards (192 metres)
    Weight:  Worsted, 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    Care: 
    Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble dry.

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  • Istex Léttlopi
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    Istex

    Istex Léttlopi

    $7.25

    Fibre: 100% New Wool
    Gauge: 18 sts =10 cm (4")
    Recommended Needle: 4.5 to 5.0mm
    Yardage: 100 m. (109 yd.)
    Weight: Worsted, 50 grams
    Care: Hand Wash. Lay flat to dry

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  • Ultra Alpaca
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    Berroco

    Ultra Alpaca

    $15.50

    Ultra Alpaca is the ideal balance of luxurious super fine alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool blended together and spun up perfectly round and light. There are 72 incredible shades chosen to resemble plant-dyed colors including solid shades, natural heather shades and the irresistible jewels of the collection, dyed heather shades. Each is beautiful on its own or combined in endless possible color work combinations.

    Fibre: 50% Alpaca, 50% Wool
    Gauge: 20 sts & 26 rows = 4" (10 cm)
    Recommended Needle: 8 (US) / 5 mm
    Yardage: 215 yds / 198 m
    Weight: Worsted 100g / 3.5 oz
    Care: Hand wash in cool water. Lay flat to dry.

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  • Galway Worsted
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    Diamond Yarn

    Galway Worsted

    $9.99

    A smooth classic wool. Aran weight or knitting worsted. Felts easily

    Fibre: 100% Wool
    Gauge: 18sts = 4"
    Recommended Needle: 4.5mm
    Yardage: 200m | 220 yds
    Weight: Worsted, 100g
    Care: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry

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  • Vintage
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    Berroco

    Vintage

    $9.00

    This machine wash blend features a wide color range, an incredibly soft feel and yardage that goes on and on. Its unique fiber blend makes laundering a breeze and perfectly suited for easy care garments for both children and adults.

    Fibre: 52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon
    Gauge: 20 sts & 27 rows = 4" (10cm)
    Recommended Needle: 7 (US) / 4.5 mm
    Yardage: 217 yds / 198 m
    Weight: Worsted, 100g
    Care: Machine wash inside out in cold water, gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry.

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  • The Croft
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    West Yorkshire Spinners

    The Croft

    $19.99

    The Croft - 100% Shetland Tweed Aran

    We are proud to present ‘The Croft - Shetland Tweed’ produced from 100% Shetland Island Wool.

    We had long awaited the opportunity to work with Shetland Island Wool, a fibre celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength. We were delighted to be given the chance by Jamieson & Smith of Shetland to use this fantastic fleece.

    The high levels of crimp and wave in the fleece make it ideal for a hand knitting yarn. The Croft has a soft and silky handle that retains a lot of durability particularly suited to our new tweed collection.

    Crofting is integral to the landscape, cultural heritage and social economy of the Shetland Islands. It bonds people and places in a unique way, preserving livelihoods and age old traditions.

    Makeup - Size 100gm hanks (166 metres / 182 yards)

    Tension - 24rs x 18sts - 10cm (4”) sq - 5mm (US8) needles

    Machine Wash 30°
    Reshape whilst damp
    Do not Tumble Dry
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  • Ultra Wool
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    Berroco

    Ultra Wool

    $14.25

    Berroco's 100% superwash wool is here! Available in a wide range of colors, this yarn is perfect for any project that requires easy-care yarn. Made in Peru with Peruvian Highland Wool.

    Fibre:  100% Superwash Wool
    Gauge:  18 to 20 sts = 4"
    Recommended Needle:  4.5mm to 5mm
    Yardage:  219 yds / 200 m
    Weight:  100g | Worsted
    Care: 
    For best results, place into a mesh wash bag, machine wash in cold water on delicate cycle. Tumble dry low.

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  • Cumbria
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    The Fibre Co.

    Cumbria

    $27.99

    Inspired by England's stunning northwest region with its deep blue lakes and sheep-grazed fells and valleys, Cumbria is a lustrous blend of 30% brown masham wool from rare breed sheep, 60% fine South American merino wool, and 10% mohair. The resulting light brown-grey shade is then over dyed creating lovely deep saturated colors. Cumbria is a staple yarn, perfect for garments and accessories alike. 

     Fibre: 30% brown masham wool, 60% merino, 10% mohair
    Gauge: 18-20 sts = 4" (10 cm) 
    Recommended Needle: US 6-8 needle
    Yardage: 238 yards
    Weight: worsted weight | 100g
    Care:
    hand wash, lay flat to dry

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  • Silk Viscose
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    Katia Concept

    Silk Viscose

    $12.95

    A subtle fancy yarn that blends the premium quality of silk with the personality of viscose to create an original harmony of colour.

    Fibre Composition: 50% Silk, 50% Viscose
    Weight: Worsted / 50g
    Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches
    Recommended Needle: 3.5mm
    Yardage: 120 yds / 110m 

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  • Kena
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    Katia Concept

    Kena

    $8.50

    Voluminous "catenella" yarn made from the softest Andean Alpaca wool with which to get wonderful garments while optimizing the amount of yarn used.

    Fibre:  78% Alpaca, 22% Polyamide
    Gauge:  18 sts, 25 rows = 4"
    Recommended Needle:  4.5mm
    Yardage:  120m
    Weight: 25g | Aran
    Care:
    hand wash, lay flat to dry

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  • Baby Alpaca 100%
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    Katia Concept

    Baby Alpaca 100%

    $17.95

    An exquisite basic yarn made from the finest Alpaca that brings together fluff, volume and a soft touch. An indispensable choice that allows us to dream of wonderful garments.

    Fibre:  100% Baby Alpaca
    Gauge:  19 sts & 26 rows = 4"
    Recommended Needle:  3.75mm to 4mm
    Yardage:  125m
    Weight:  50g | Worsted
    Care:
    Hand wash, lay flat to dry

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