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1) this list isn't entirely complete, but it's a start.

2)Since many yarns are ok knit at a half stitch per inch difference than what their label may say (depending on what you're making and what type of fabric you desire), you may want to check out the options at a gauge either side of how we have them listed. For example, the label on Cascade 220 suggests that it can be knit at 5/in on a US 7 or 4.5/in on a US 8. We've listed it under 5/in on a 7 because that's my preference for most sweaters, but for someone else, or even for myself for a scarf, knitting this same yarn at 4.5/in on an 8 may be preferable.

3) we haven't listed Lace weight yarns here, you can them out by clicking on those highlighted links

4) some of the sock yarns might be great for gloves, scarves, wristlets, and lightweight cardigans etc, so if this is your project in mind, you might want to check out the sock yarns too!

Sock Yarns

Raggen (Worsted Weight Sock-great for hunting or hiking boots - cross country skiing or snow shoeing!)

Paca Peds (handpainted alpaca blend)

Indulgence Cashmere Sock Yarn

Malabrigo Sock (not really a sock yarn, but a sock weight! it doesn't have any nylon in it)

Heritage Sock (solid and handpainted)

Heritage Wave (tweedy gradient like Bliss Rialto Sock)

Supersocke Wool - self patterning

Supersocke Cotton - monochromatic

Happy Feet Sock 100 (solids and variegateds)

Alegria Sock by Manos (handpainted wool/nylon)

Debbie Bliss Rialto Sock (tweedy gradient like Heritage wave)

Fingering Weight Yarns (7 sts/in, typically on US 3)

Malabrigo Mechita

Manos Fino Silk-Wool

Freia Ombres

Herriot Fine

Ella Rae Extrafine Merino

Bliss Rialto 4 ply-machine washable

Painted Desert

Swan Island Natures Colors Merino

Meadow by The Alpaca Co - in store, coming online soon

Nordlys by Viking

Claudia Handpaint

Bio-Sesia Organic Cotton

Isager Alpaca-Merino

Malabrigo Sock

NFAC Kettle Dyed Merino

Cumbria Fingering

Nuble by Araucania

Sport Weight Yarns (6 sts/in on US 4 or 5)

Merino Gradients

Zooey by Juniper Moon

Silk Garden Sock Weight

Cascade Sport Weight - non-superwash

Cascade Sport Superwash

Bliss Baby Cashmerino Solids

Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonals

Bliss Eco-Baby Cotton - organic

Euroflax Linen

Vermont Shetland

Amitola by Louisa Harding

Road to China Light by Fiber Co.

Swan Island Rambouillet

Pittura by Louisa Harding

Linaza by Plymouth

Isager's Quartet

Isager's Bomuld

D.K. Weight Yarns (5.5 sts/in on US 6)

Zooey by Juniper Moon

Paqu Pura Alpaca

Arroyo by Malabrigo

Debbie Bliss Rialto Extrafine Merino dk

Acadia by Fiber Co

Vermont Coopworth

Pittura by Louisa Harding


4.5- 5 sts/in on US 7 or 8


Knightsbridge by Fiber Co.

Hi-Koo Simpli Natural

Moonshine by Juniper Moon

Cascade Lana d'Oro

Plymouth Merino Superwash

Knit-Col (4.5-5 sts/inch)

Herriot Alpaca

Cascade 220 Wool

Encore...tweed, Coffee Beenz, Colorspun, and original

Vermont Coopworth

Maxima by Manos

Cumbria by Fiber Co

Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran

Cummulus by Juniper Moon - on its way (Mar 21st, 2017)

4-4.5 sts/in on US 9 or 10

Stratus by Juniper Moon

Swan Island Natures Color Organic Merino

Eco-Duo and Highland Duo Alpacas

Homestead Wool by Plymouth

Silk Garden by Noro

Kureyon by NOro

Encore Tweed

Lamb's Pride Worsted

Swan Island Rambouillet/Alpaca

Herriot Great by Juniper Moon

Aranmore by Fiber Co.

Lhasa Cashmere by Debbie Bliss

Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran

Amitola Grande by Lousia Harding

Bulky Weight Yarns (3-3.5 sts/in on US 10-11)

Moonshine Chunky

Cascade's Eco Wool Bulky

Malabrigo Meche

Misti Alpaca

Alpaca Grande

Pacific Chunky

Lamb's Pride Bulky

Cascade 128-machine washable 100% wool!!

Ella Rae Chunky Machine Wash

Aranmore by Fiber Co.

Babe Cotton Soft - cotton/acrylic blend


Chunky Weight Yarns (2.5 sts/in+ on US 13-17)

Lush - hand-dyed in Uruguay 100% wool

Lana Grande - solids 100% wool

Encore Mega...including the new Mega Colorspun! -acrylic blend

Rasta by Malabrigo