About Our Bases

Here's a little info about each of our bases! They are shown here from thinnest to thickest, and our most popular bases are starred.

* Lofty Lace Mohair - 70% Kid Mohair/ 30% Silk
1-ply, 459 Yards / 50 Gram Skeins

This base is soft and so silky! We recommend using this base held doubled with a sock yarn to make a fuzzy strand of approximate DK weight, or by itself at a looser gauge for a gauzy look. This base takes color significantly lighter than our Merino bases and speckles come out as larger patches of color.


Suri Alpaca Lace - 74% Baby Suri Alpaca / 26% Silk
1-ply, 328 Yards / 50 Gram Skeins

This base is extra soft and very fluffy! Like Lofty Lace, we recommend holding this base double with another strand, but it's slightly thicker than Lofty, somewhere between a Lace and Fingering weight. This base takes color significantly lighter than our Merino bases and speckles come out as larger patches of color.


* Soft Sock - 75% Superwash Merino Wool/ 25% Nylon
4-ply, 463 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

Our most popular base! This is a true workhorse yarn, perfect for socks with it's nylon content and huge yardage per skein, but soft and round enough for shawls, hats, mitts, and garments! This base takes color perfectly with everything from deep jewel-toned solids to sharp, fine speckles.


* Shimmer/Glimmer/ Pumpkin Sock - 75% Superwash Merino Wool/ 20% Nylon/ 5% Stellina
2-ply, 436 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

These three bases are all identical except for the color of the Stellina fiber spun into it. Glimmer is gold, Shimmer is silver, and Pumpkin is a coppery orange color. All three are similar to Soft Sock in terms of functionality, but we suggest you avoid this base if the subtle texture of Stellina has a tendency to irritate your skin.


Tough Sock - 80% Superwash BFL Wool/ 20% Nylon
2-ply, 400 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

A little more of a niche base, this is our only sheep wool base that uses Bluefaced Leicester instead of Merino wool. This is a much hardier yarn than our other bases and is significantly more rustic, but makes for socks that wear like iron! It also takes color slightly deeper and richer than our merino bases.


Twist Sock - 100% Superwash Merino Wool
2-ply, 400 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

Very similar to Soft Sock in versatility and softness, but we don't recommend this base for socks since there is no nylon content.


Solo Sock - 100% Superwash Merino Wool
1-ply, 400 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

Our only Fingering weight singles base, this is our personal favorite base for shawls! Singles take color beautifully and have a little sheen to them that the other non-silk bases don't.


Silky Sock - 80% Superwash Merino Wool/ 20% Silk
2-ply, 400 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

This is a lovely base with lots of shine and drape! We only bring Silky Sock into the shop for special collections, so keep an eye on the individual listings to see what colorways can be dyed on this base.


Tweedy Sock - 85% Superwash Merino Wool/ 15% Donegal Tweed
2-ply, 438 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

We usually bring this base into the shop for autumn and winter collections, but sometimes you can find it in the hotter months. This base usually features in deep tonal shades and excels when used for cozy warm garments! If used for socks, we recommend a tighter than usual gauge to account for the lack of nylon.


Soft Sport - 100% Superwash Merino Wool
3-ply, 328 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

This is a base rarely carried in the shop, but occasionally we do a kit that calls for Sport weight yarn. This is similar to Twist Sock in fiber content and softness.


* Soft DK - 100% Superwash Merino Wool
4-ply, 231 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

Our most popular DK base shines in all projects! This is a super round, bouncy yarn that takes color wonderfully, and works up into especially lovely cabled projects. Our older base, Squish DK, is identical but has 250 yards per 115 grams.


Tweedy DK - 85% Superwash Merino Wool/ 15% Donegal Tweed
4-ply, 231 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

Like Tweedy Sock, this base usually makes an appearance in the colder months, and often mostly in our tonal shades. This is the perfect base for cozy sweaters and, like Soft DK, it absolutely sings in both cables and color work!


Silky DK - 70% Superwash Merino Wool/ 30% Donegal Tweed
4-ply, 231 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

This is our DK silk option, and like it's fingering weight counterpart, it comes to the shop only occasionally. With a slightly higher silk content, this base is even softer with a subtle glow!


* Soft Worsted - 100% Superwash Merino Wool
4-ply, 181 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

This is currently our only Worsted weight base but it's perfect for everything but socks! It's a slightly looser ply than our other bases, so we recommend it for things that get slightly less wear, or suggest that it's knit at a tighter gauge.


Soft Bulky - 100% Superwash Merino Wool
4-ply, 131 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

With a little more rustic hand than our other Merino wools, this Bulky yarn is perfect for outerwear or hard-wearing mittens!


Solo Bulky Singles - 100% Superwash Merino Wool
1-ply, 81 Yards / 100 Gram Skeins

This yarn is super chunky! The singles construction takes speckles wonderfully, and the strands are so thick and squishy with lots of bounce. We highly recommend this base for hats and neckwear!