Yarns by Weight

Yarns by Weight

Our range of knitting yarns are all made from natural wool,  and all come from British sources, mostly the UK, but also the Falkland Islands. They are normally in 50g balls, unless otherwise described on the Details tab on each individual product page. They are woollen spun unless otherwise stated.

Remember that natural fibre varies for each animal and balls of yarn will differ slightly within the legal tolerances in both length and weight. As most of our customers are looking to knit up a particular pattern we have listed them according to weight: 4-ply and finer, 5-ply guernsey yarns, Double Knitting, Light Aran and thicker.

You will see, when you get to each individual yarn product page, that we have added some icons to attempt to describe the yarn handle for you.

  • There may be one, two or three little sheep symbols - the more sheep, the softer the yarn! 
  • There is also an icon which shows the type of fibre, graded in three types from coarser to medium to finer.

It is possible to have soft yarns from coarser fibres, so we hope the combination of these symbols will aid your selection.

To find out more about how fleece varies from one breed of sheep to another, go to meet the animals