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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

Paca Peds

Indulgence Sock Yarn

Malabrigo Sock

Heritage Sock


Forever Sock by Plymouth

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

Herriot Fine

Harrisville Shetland

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

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

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

Lavold Silky Wool

Vermont Shetland

Noro Taiyo Sport

Amitola by Louisa Harding

Road to China Light by Fiber Co.

Swan Island Rambouillet

Pittura by Louisa Harding

Nettle Grove (cotton/linen)

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

Paqu Pura Alpaca

Findley dk by Juniper Moon

Mia by Debbie Bliss

Arroyo by Malabrigo

Debbie Bliss Rialto Extrafine Merino dk

Manos Silky Wool

Acadia by Fiber Co

Lavold Silky Wool

Noro Taiyo Sport

Dreambaby Paintpot

Vermont Coopworth

Pittura by Louisa Harding

4.5- 5 sts/in on US 7 or 8

Kenzie by Skacel

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 Border Leceister

Maxima by Manos

Cumbria by Fiber Co

Ella Rae Machine Wash Worsted

4-4.5 sts/in on US 9 or 10

Allure Silk Handpainted Ribbon by Trendsetter

Dacapo Cotton by Trendsetter

Roma Ribbon by Trendsetter

Swan Island Natures Color Organic Merino

Eco-Duo and Highland Duo Alpacas

Homestead Wool by Plymouth

Taiyo by Noro

Silk Garden by Noro

Kureyon by NOro

Encore Tweed

Lamb's Pride Worsted

Swan Island Rambouillet/Alpaca

Herriot Great by Juniper Moon

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

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

Big Mushishi

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

L:ush - hand-dyed in Uruguay 100% wool

Lana Grande - solids 100% wool

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

Rasta by Malabrigo

Magnum - heathery wool

Sotaqui by Araucania - thick and thin