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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

Indulgence Sock Yarn

Malabrigo Sock

Heritage Sock


Plymouth Neon Sock

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

NFAC Kettle-Dyed Fingering

Harrisville Shetland

Ella Rae Extrafine Merino

Bliss Rialto 4 ply-machine washable

Painted Desert

Swan Island Natures Colors Merino

Sublime Extrafine Merino Lace

Meadow by The Alpaca Co - in store, coming online soon

Nordlys by Viking

Claudia Handpaint

Bio-Sesia Organic Cotton

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

Vermont Kettle Dyed Merino

Bliss Baby Cashmereno

Bliss Eco-Baby Cotton - organic

Euroflax Linen

Lavold Silky Wool

Cascade's Ultra Pima

Lavold's Hempathy

Vermont Shetland

Imperial Ranch Tracie Too

Noro Taiyo Sport

Rylie Linen blend

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

Findley dk by Juniper Moon

Mia by Debbie Bliss

Rayon Metallic Handpaint

Arroyo by Malabrigo

Sublime Extra Fine Merino dk.

Debbie Bliss Rialto Extrafine Merino

Lavold Silky Wool

Lavold's Hempathy

Noro Taiyo Sport

Phoenix Print by Trendsetter

5 sts/in on US 7 or 8

Kenzie by Skacel

Knightsbridge by Fiber Co.

Hi-Koo Simpli Natural

Acadia by the Alpaca Co.

Moonshine by Juniper Moon

Cascade Lana d'Oro

Plymouth Merino Superwash

Knit-Col (4.5-5 sts/inch)

Findley Herriot Alpaca

Cascade 220 Wool

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

Vermont Border Leceister

Pacific Multi

Maxima by Manos

4-4.5 sts/in on US 9 or 10

Cyochin by Noro

Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester

Swan Island Natures Color Organic Merino

Imperial Ranch Columbia

Mirasol's Sulka Alpaca-Wool-Silk (Free Trade)

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

Cascade Aran Superwash

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

Cascade's Eco Wool Bulky

Malabrigo Meche

Misti Alpaca

Alpaca Grande

Balder-variegated and machine washable!!!

Pacific Chunky

Lamb's Pride Bulky

Cascade 128-machine washable 100% wool!!

Herriot Great by Juniper Moon

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

Lana Grande

Encore Mega...including the new Mega Colorspun!


Rasta by Malabrigo


Galway Chunky