YARN BASES

LACE MERINO SINGLES

Weight: Lace Weight / 2 ply
Fibre: 100% Superwash Merino
Meterage:  800m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 32-34sts to 10cm using 1.75mm - 2.75mm needles.
Characteristics: Extra fine single ply, roving style yarn
Use: Perfect for shawls and other delicate garments.
Care: Gentle machine wash or hand wash and dry flat in shade.
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33

 

BARRINGTON MERINO SILK LIGHT FINGERING

Weight: Light Fingering / 3 ply
Fibre: 80% Extra Fine Merino / 20% Mulberry Silk (Non Superwash)
Meterage:  600m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 28-32sts to 10cm using 2.5mm - 3.75mm needles.
Characteristics: A super soft yarn which feels like a cloud and drapes well.  The yarn has a subtle glow due to the silk content.
Use: Perfect for shawls, light weight garments and special accessories.
Care: Gentle hand wash and dry flat in shade.
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $36

 

MOHAIR SILK LACE

Weight: Lace Weight / 2 ply
Fibre: 72% Kid Mohair / 28% Mulberry Silk
Meterage:  420m / weight 50gm
Characteristics: Adds a delicate halo to projects whilst also adding incredible warmth.
Use: Perfect for holding double or being used in conjunction with other yarns to create a special effect. 
Care: Gentle hand wash and dry flat in shade.  
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33

 

SURI SILK LACE

Weight: Lace Weight / 3 ply
Fibre: 74% Baby Suri Alpaca / 26% Mulberry Silk
Meterage: 300m / weight 50gm
Characteristics: Adds a super soft halo to projects whilst also adding incredible warmth.
Use: Perfect for holding double or being used in conjunction with other yarns to create a special effect. 
Care: Gentle hand wash and dry flat in shade.  
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33  

 

BFL NYLON FINGERING

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 80% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) / 20% Nylon
Meterage:  365m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 28ts to 10cm using 2.25mm - 3.25mm needles.
Characteristics: This base is soft but also very resilient due to the longer staple length of the BFL fibre.  The high twist of the yarn allows for great stitch definition.
Use: This is my perfect sock yarn, but also works well for garments, shawls and other accessories. 
Care: Gentle machine wash or hand wash and dry flat in shade. 
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33

 

COBBLESTONE

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 90% Superwash Merino / 10% Nylon
Meterage:  400m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 28sts to 10cm using 2.75mm - 4mm needles.
Characteristics: This is a unique base which is supersoft but full of character.  A nylon filament wraps around the main merino nylon ply, which is highly crimped and features periodic 'slubs' to create textural interest.
Use: Cobblestone works well for accessories such as hats, shawls, cowls and mittens, as well as garments which would benefit from the yarn's fun retro characteristics.
Care: Gentle machine wash or hand wash and dry flat in shade. 
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33

 

CORMO FINGERING BY LEXINGTON WOOLIES TASMANIA (LIMITED EDITION BASE)

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 100% Cormo
Meterage:  365m / weight 100gm
Gauge: Gauge: 23-26sts to 10cm using 3.25mm - 4mm needles.
Characteristics: This limited edition Cormo yarn is grown and produced by Lexington Woolies Tasmania.  A worsted spun, non-superwash yarn perfect for next to skin garments, with a longer staple length than Merino yarns, resulting in reduced pilling an a hard wearing yarn, despite the softness.
Use:  A beautifully plump yarn with lovely softness and bounce.  A four ply yarn  construction results in great stitch definition, perfect for cable work.   
Use: Perfect for lighter weight garments and accessories, next to skin items.
Care: Cold hand wash only and dry flat in shade. 
Available as dyed to order: No
Price: $39

 

MERINO FINGERING

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 100% Superwash Merino
Meterage:  Available in two size options - full skeins (100gm / 400m) or half skeins (50gm / 200m).
Gauge: 25-274sts to 10cm using 2.5mm - 3.5mm needles.
Characteristics:  A beautifully plump and round merino yarn with lovely softness and squish.  Good twist creates lovely stitch definition.  
Use: Perfect for lighter weight garments and accessories.
Care: Gentle machine wash or hand wash and dry flat in shade.
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33 for full skeins or $16.50 for half skeins.

 

MERINO NYLON SOCK

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Meterage:  425m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 32sts to 10cm using 2.25mm - 3mm needles.
Characteristics: A super-soft and well rounded sock yarn with great sheen and drape.  The yarn has a 19.5 micron count yarn and 3 ply construction, making for a lovely rounded and strong sock yarn with good twist.  
Use: Perfect for socks, shawls and garments. 
Care: Gentle machine wash or hand wash and dry flat in shade.
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33 

 

MERINO POSSUM FINGERING (LIMITED EDITION BASE)

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 80% Merino / 20% Possum Fur
Meterage:  400m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 28 sts x 36 rows to 10cm using 2.75mm - 3.25mm needles.
Characteristics: A woollen spun, non superwash yarn which is super soft, light & airy.  The possum fibre adds light brown undertone to the yarn, as well as a beautiful halo and warmth due to its excellent insulation properties.
Use: Perfect for lightweight garments and accessories.
Care: Hand wash only as this is a non superwash base. Dry flat in shade.
Available as dyed to order: No
Price: $40

 

MERINO SILK YAK FINGERING

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 60% Superwash Merino / 20% Silk / 20% Yak
Meterage:  366m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 27-32sts to 10cm using 2.5mm - 3mm needles.
Characteristics: Luxuriously silky and drapey, with good twist and a stunning natural grey-brown base colour due to the yak content.
Use: Perfect for shawls and other delicate garments. 
Care: Gentle machine wash or hand wash and dry flat in shade.
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $36 

 

POLWARTH FINGERING (LIMITED EDITION BASE)

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 100% Non superwash Polwarth (New Zealand grown & spun)
Meterage:  425m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 28sts x36 rows to 10cm using 2.75mm - 3.25mm needles.
Characteristics: 3 fold, woollen spun construction, with a lofty handle and good twist. 
Use: Perfect for outer wear garments & accessories.
Care: Hand wash and dry flat in shade.
Available as dyed to order: No
Price: $35

  

BFL DK

Weight: DK / 8 ply
Fibre: 100% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)
Meterage:  225m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 21-24sts to 10cm using 3.75mm - 4.5mm needles.
Characteristics: This base is soft but also very resilient due to the longer staple length of the BFL fibre.  It has a creamier undertone than merino based yarns and although superwash treated, still has an 'earthy' feel.                             
Use: Works beautifully for garments, shawls, thicker socks and other accessories. 
Care: Gentle machine wash or hand wash and dry flat in shade. 
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33

 

CORMO DK BY LEXINGTON WOOLIES TASMANIA (LIMITED EDITION BASE)

Weight: DK / 8 ply
Fibre: 100% Cormo
Meterage:  215m / weight 100gm
Gauge: Gauge: 20-24sts to 10cm using 3.75mm - 4.5mm needles.
Characteristics: This limited edition Cormo yarn is grown and produced by Lexington Woolies Tasmania.  A worsted spun, non-superwash yarn perfect for next to skin garments, with a longer staple length than Merino yarns, resulting in reduced pilling an a hard wearing yarn, despite the softness.
Use:  A beautifully plump yarn with lovely softness and bounce.  A four ply yarn  construction results in great stitch definition, perfect for cable work.   
Use: Perfect for lighter weight garments and accessories, next to skin items.
Care: Cold hand wash only and dry flat in shade. 
Available as dyed to order: No
Price: $39

 

MERINO NYLON DK

Weight: DK / 8 ply
Fibre: 80% Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon
Meterage:  243m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 21-25sts to 10cm using 3.75mm - 4.5mm needles.
Characteristics: This base is very soft but also strong due to the nylon content.  
Use: Works beautifully for heavier weight socks, accessories and garments.
Care: Gentle machine wash or hand wash and dry flat in shade. 
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33

 

MERINO POSSUM DK (LIMITED EDITION BASE)

Weight: DK / 8 ply
Fibre: 80% Merino / 20% Possum Fur
Meterage:  238m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows to 10cm using 4mm - 5mm needles. Due to the halo of the yarn it can also work well for Worsted & light Aran weight patterns.
Characteristics: A woollen spun, non superwash yarn which is super soft, light & airy.  The possum fibre adds light brown undertone to the yarn, as well as a beautiful halo and warmth due to its excellent insulation properties.
Use: Perfect for lightweight garments and accessories.
Care: Hand wash only as this is a non superwash base. Dry flat in shade.
Available as dyed to order: No
Price: $40

 

DONEGAL ARAN

Weight: Aran / 10 ply
Fibre: 85% Superwash Merino / 15% Dongeal Nep
Meterage:  166m / weight 100gm
Gauge: 18sts to 10cm using 4.5mm - 5.5mm needles.
Characteristics: This base is very plump and super-soft for next to skin wear.  It has 3 plies making for a rounded yarn, which creates excellent stitch definition.  The Donegal Nep flecks provide texture and interest in shades of brown and black.                              
Use: Works beautifully for heavier weight accessories such as shawls, beanies, cowls and mitts, as well as garments. 
Care: Gentle machine wash or hand wash and dry flat in shade. 
Available as dyed to order: Yes
Price: $33