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n.b.

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 (7-8 sts/inch with nylon or poly added; 1-3)

Tough Love Sock by Sweet Georgia

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

Heritage Sock (solid and handpainted)

Supersocke Wool - self patterning

Happy Feet Sock 100 (solids and variegateds)

Alegria Sock by Manos (handpainted wool/nylon)

Zauberball Crazy

Tenderfoot

Perth

Fingering Weight Yarns (7 sts/in, typically on US 2-3)

Canopy by Fiber Co.

Elemental Shetland - 100% North American Yarn

Aine by Juniper Moon - 100% Silk

La Jolla by Baah Yarns

Fino and Fino Mini Skein Packs

Malabrigo Mechita

Manos Fino Silk-Wool

Freia Ombres

Claudia Handpaint

Isager Alpaca-Merino

Malabrigo Sock

Cumbria Fingering

Nuble by Araucania

Herriot Fine by Juniper Moon

Shibui Yarns : Silk Cloud, Cima, Lunar, Pebble

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

Kiri by Noro - 45% silk/45% wool

Elemental Affects Cormo - 100% North American Cormo

Eco PUno -alpaca/merino/cotton

Reserve Sport -bamboo, silk, merino blend

Edition Three

Patagonia by Juniper Moon

Twig and Reed by Shibui

Arranmore Light

Merino Gradients

Zooey by Juniper Moon

Cascade Sport Weight - non-superwash

Bliss-now Ella Rae - Baby Cashmerino Solids

Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonals - while supply lasts

Vermont Shetland

Amitola by Louisa Harding

Road to China Light by Fiber Co.

Swan Island Rambouillet

Rustic Silk

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

Patagonia by Juniper Moon

Aine by Juniper Moon

Sonata cotton/silk by Noro

Zooey by Juniper Moon -cotton/linen

Paqu Pura Alpaca

Arroyo by Malabrigo

Vermont Coopworth

Calico cotton/acrylic

Cascade Sport Weight - non-superwash

Aranmore Light by Fiber Co

Nuna by Mirasol

Llamerino by Cascade

4.5- 5 sts/in on US 7 or 8

Arborea naturally dyed cotton

Akari by Noro

Mirasol Umina

Lopi Lite

Hi-Koo Simpli Natural

Moonshine by Juniper Moon

Plymouth Merino Superwash

Knit-Col (4.5-5 sts/inch)

Cascade 220 Wool

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

Maxima by Manos

Cumbria by Fiber Co

Cumulus - Juniper Moon cotton

Babe Cotton Soft Worsted

Pima Rino by Plymouth

4-4.5 sts/in on US 9 or 10

Peru Tweed

Katia Cotton Merino

Cozy Alpaca by Ella Rae

Nunki by Anne Blatt

Homestead Wool by Plymouth

Silk Garden by Noro

Kureyon by NOro

Lamb's Pride Worsted

Herriot Great by Juniper Moon

Amitola Grande by Lousia Harding

Cumulus by Juniper Moon

Simpli Natural by Hikoo

Ito by Noro

Stratus by Juniper Moon- on clearance!

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

Aireado Alpaca by Plymouth (Aereo by Cascade is here too)

128 Bulky Superwash by Cascade

Cascade's Eco Wool Bulky

Malabrigo Meche

Misti Alpaca - limited stock

Lamb's Pride Bulky

Babe Cotton Soft - cotton/acrylic blend

Stratus by Juniper Moon

Ito by Noro

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

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

Rasta by Malabrigo