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Bases

Lace Weight

Lake Louise Lace

Single-ply 75/25 Brushed Baby Suri Alpaca/Mulberry Silk ($31/$35CAD Tonal/Variegated)

*Note: We have a new supplier for this post-The Road So Far collection. The old suri base was 76/24 Suri/Silk.

Lustrous, smooth and soft, baby suri alpaca is wrapped around a silk core then brushed to produce a supersoft yarn with a light and airy halo (more subtle and softer than you get with mohair). This yarn is wonderfully versatile and can be used in a wide range of projects. It knits up beautifully on its own on a wide range of needle sizes and can be used as a light DK through to chunky. Combine it with a fingering/sock weight or DK weight yarn to add warmth and texture without weight to jumpers, scarves and cowls.

328yds/1.8oz, 300m/50g

Recommended Needle Size: 3 - 6mm needles

Gauge: 18-25 sts over 10cm/4 inches

 

Moraine Lake Lace

2-ply 72/28 Brushed Superkid Mohair/Mulberry Silk, 459yds/1.76oz, 420m/50g ($33/$37CAD Tonal/Variegated)

The softer and rarer Superkid mohair produces the softest, most luxurious mohair/silk yarn ever. Two strands of mulberry silk hold the mohair fibres in place to add radiance and strength. Gentle enough for next to skin wear.

This is a super light and airy yarn and can be worked at many different gauges. It produces gossamer-like items when large needles or hooks are used and soft, fluffy items at tighter gauges. It can also be carried with another yarn to add a delicate haze and to produce a surprisingly warm fabric.

Compared to Suri, it has a lighter, larger halo.

459yds/1.8oz, 420m/50g

Recommended Needle Size: 3 - 4mm (US 2-6) needles

Gauge: 32sts x 40 rows over 10cm (4 inches) on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

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, $40 Mini Bundle)

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, $42 Mini Bundle)

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

 

Dead Man's Flats Sock

Single-ply 56/44 Superwash Extrafine Merino/Superkid Mohair ($36/$40CAD Tonal/Variegated)

This singles yarn is next to skin soft, slightly fuzzy and has a beautiful pearly lustre due to the fineness of the mohair used. The mohair is not brushed but the singles construction allows the mohair fibres to bloom and form a delicate halo around the strand. It knits up into warm and lightweight items. Although technically a fingering weight yarn, you can also treat it like a thicker sport weight yarn, and knit on larger needles. This allows the mohair fibres more room to bloom and reach their full fuzzy potential. It is delightful worked up into lightweight shawls, cardigans, hats and cowls.

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

 

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

 

Smutwood Peak Tweed Sock

2-ply 85/15 SW Merino/Donegal Nep ($32/$36CAD Tonal/Variegated)

Donegal is a unique yarn with a nod to the original Irish Tweed woven cloth of the same name. Built on the idea of a neutral super wash merino background with bits of color woven into the plies, the end effect of our Donegal Aran will be a yarn with both tactile and visual texture.

438yds/3.5oz, 400m/100g

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

 

Dead Man's Flats Sock (see above)

DK Weight

Banff DK

4-ply 85/15 SW Extrafine Merino/Nylon ($30/$34CAD Tonal/Variegated, $42 Sock Set, $40 Mini Bundle)

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

 

Smutwood Peak Tweed DK

4-ply 85/15 SW Merino/Donegal Nep ($32/$36CAD Tonal/Variegated)

Donegal is a unique yarn with a nod to the original Irish Tweed woven cloth of the same name. Built on the idea of a neutral super wash merino background with bits of color woven into the plies, the end effect of our Donegal Aran will be a yarn with both tactile and visual texture.

231yds/3.5oz, 211m/100g

Worsted Weight

Bow River Worsted

4-ply SW British Bluefaced Leicester ($30/$34 Tonal/Variegated)

BFL fibre is fine, silky, lustrous and strong - an incredibly versatile fibre. This wool is naturally soft, but also good for items that are subject to wear such as socks, mittens, sweaters and hats. They drape well without heaviness due to the natural crimp of the fibre and, with long staple fibres, these yarns are less prone to pilling. This fibre also has a natural lustre that emphasizes the shape of stitches, so it is ideal for textured stitches and cables.

At 25-26 microns, the fibres are less fine than merino, however the BFL fibres have large, smooth scales on their surface so they feel smoother and have a characteristic pearly sheen to them. They also have a higher lanolin content for a more silky feel. BFL yarns are a great introduction to the diverse world of British wool breeds and ideal for those looking to expand beyond merino wool.

181yds/3.5oz, 166m/100g

Recommended Needle Size: 4.5 - 5.5mm (US 7 - 9) needles

Gauge: 18sts x 24 rows over 10cm (4 inches) on 5mm (US 8) needles

Prairie Worsted

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

If you like our Prairie Sock base, you'll love this! Two singles are lightly twisted together to produce an aran weight yarn. A soft merino and linen blend yarn with texture and a gentle tweedy haze. Nylon free.

The natural linen gives the yarn a textured finish with subtle drape and produces a rustic, almost hand spun look when knitted up. When dyed with acid dyes, the linen resists the dye and remains white, producing a halo of linen fibres. It is ideal for jumpers, cowls and shawls.

196yds/3.5oz, 180m/100g

Recommended Needle Size: 4.5 - 5.5mm (US 7 - 9) needles

Gauge: 18sts x 24 rows over 10cm (4 inches) on 5mm (US 8) 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