The Road So Far collection Sunday, Oct. 10th at 11am MT ✨ Use code YYCFREE for local pickup!

Bases

Lace Weight

Lake Louise Lace

Single-ply 74/26 Brushed Baby Suri Alpaca/Mulberry Silk ($31/$35CAD Tonal/Variegated)

This Suri Silk cloud base is a brushed baby suri alpaca with a silk core. It is incredibly soft and snuggly, and is pure fluffy luxury. It works great on its own, or held double with another yarn to add a nice halo (more subtle and softer than you get with mohair).

328yds/1.8oz, 300m/50g

Fingering Weight

Athabasca Sock

Single-ply SW Extrafine Merino ($30/$34CAD Tonal/Variegated)

A soft, single-ply 100% superwash merino yarn. Extrafine (19.5 micron) merino is used to give a plump, silky yarn with a pearly lustre. This is a super soft yarn that feels gentle against the skin. Ideal for accessories, jumpers, cardigans and much, much more.

437yds/3.5oz, 400m/100g

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needles

Gauge: 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

 

Banff Sock

4-ply 85/15 SW Extrafine Merino/Nylon ($30/$34CAD Tonal/Variegated, $42 Sock Set)

The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness, which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. This yarn uses extrafine merino (19.5 microns), which is some of the finest commercially available. This results in a luxuriously soft and bouncy yarn for next to skin comfort. A little nylon is added for extra durability. This yarn is so versatile and can be used for any next to skin project (scarves, jumpers etc), as well as items where a little more durability is required such as socks and gloves.

Full Hank - 437yds/3.5oz, 400m/100g

50s - 218yds/1.76oz, 200m/50g

Mini - 87yds/0.7oz, 80m/20g

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needle

Gauge: 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

 

High Twist Banff Sock

2-ply 85/15 SW Extrafine Merino/Nylon ($30/$34CAD Tonal/Variegated, $42 Sock Set)

Very similar to our regular Banff sock base, this yarn just has a different ply to it. This two-ply high twist yields a plump, bouncy yarn with a bumpy texture that is great for colourwork and texture sure as lacework. The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness, which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. This yarn uses extrafine merino (19.5 microns), which is some of the finest commercially available. This results in a luxuriously soft and bouncy yarn for next to skin comfort. A little nylon is added for extra durability. This yarn is so versatile and can be used for any next to skin project (scarves, jumpers etc), as well as items where a little more durability is required such as socks and gloves.

Full Hank - 437yds/3.5oz, 400m/100g

Mini - 87yds/0.7oz, 80m/20g

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needle

Gauge: 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

 

Canmore Sock

3-ply 80/10/10 SW Extrafine Merino/Cashmere/Nylon ($32/36CAD Tonal/Variegated)

Affordable luxury. Extrafine (19.5 micron) superwash merino wool is blended with cashmere for a super soft, plump yarn with next to the skin softness. Nylon is added for durability. Perfect for luxurious jumpers, socks, gloves and shawls. Takes up the dye well to produce vibrant, intense colours.

382yds/3.5oz, 350m/100g

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needles

Gauge: 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

 

Columbia Ice Field Sock

4-ply 75/20/5 SW Extrafine Merino/Nylon/Silver Lurex ($44/$52CAD Single/Double Mini Sock Set)

Three plies of merino/nylon are spun with a ply of lurex for a soft, durable yarn with sparkle. There is enough lurex to add sparkle, without the scratchiness often associated with lurex yarns, and extrafine merino for a soft handle. The added nylon adds durability too, making this yarn perfect for next to skin projects, socks, and gloves with a little added sparkle.

Full Hank - 437yds/3.5oz, 400m/100g

Mini - 87yds/0.7oz, 80m/20g

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needle

Gauge: 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

 

Prairie Sock

Single-ply 90/10 SW Merino/Linen ($32/$36CAD Tonal/Variegated)

A soft single-ply (21.5 micron) merino and linen blend yarn with texture and a gentle tweedy haze. The natural linen is prepared to vary in thickness to give the yarn a textured finish with subtle drape. We dye these with acid dyes which the linen does not absorb and remains white, producing a halo of linen fibres. It is ideal for summer and trans-seasonal items such as cowls, shawls and lightweight tops.

393yds/3.5oz, 360m/100g

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needles

Gauge: 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

Sport Weight

Athabasca Sport

4-ply SW Extrafine Merino ($31/$35CAD Tonal/Variegated)

Extrafine (19.5 microns) merino is used to produce a luxury yarn that feels soft and gentle against the skin. The yarn is worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel. Very soft and springy, and the 4 plies and twist provide extra robustness. A very versatile yarn, it can be used for socks, shawls, wraps, mittens and light jumpers.

328yds/3.5oz, 300m/100g

Recommended Needle Size: 3.0 - 5.0mm needles

Gauge: 24sts x 34 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.75mm (US 5) needles

DK Weight

Banff DK

4-ply 85/15 SW Extrafine Merino/Nylon ($30/$34CAD Tonal/Variegated, $42 Sock Set)

The same as our Banff Sock base, just DK! This yarn uses extrafine merino (19.5 microns), which is some of the finest commercially available. This results in a luxuriously soft and bouncy yarn for next to skin comfort. A little nylon is added for extra durability. This yarn is so versatile and can be used for any next to skin project (scarves, jumpers etc), as well as items where a little more durability is required such as socks and gloves.

Full Hank - 246yds/3.5oz, 225m/100g

Mini - 49yds/0.7oz, 45m/20g

Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm needles

Gauge: 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 4mm (US 6) needles

Bulky Weight

Athabasca Bulky

2-ply SW Extrafine Merino ($31/$35CAD Tonal/Variegated)

Extra fine (19.5 micron) merino is used for these yarns. It feels soft and gentle against the skin, and oh so squishy. This yarn is worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel. It is soft and cushiony with a slight sheen, and knits up quickly--ideal for last minute gifts! One hank is enough for a snuggly cowl, hat, fingerless mitts or headband.

109yds/3.5oz, 100m/100g

Recommended Needle Size: 5.5 - 6.0mm needles

Gauge: 15sts x 20 rows over 10cm (4 inches-) on 6mm (US 10) needles