Sizes and Weights

This is a question with so many different variables. What size are you making, how big do you want to make it, and how heavy or light do you want it to be? What size needles/hooks are you using? There's a lot to consider when asked how much yarn someone needs to get to make an item without a pattern. But as a fan of winging it, here are some very rough estimates for you: 

  • Socks: One skein of sock yarn will do it for an average-sized foot. If you want to make thicker socks, I will get 1-2 skeins of DK or Worsted. You might have extra left over, but that’s better than not having enough to finish a project. 
  • Accessories: Small Accessories like hats and cowls: 1-2 skeins of Sport, DK, Worsted, and 2 skeins of bulky. 
  • Scarves: 2-4 skeins of DK, Worsted, or Bulky 
  • Sweaters: 4-10 skeins. Please, please, please get a pattern for sweaters unless you’re super kick ass. If you are, you probably don’t need me to answer this because you already know. 
  • Blankets: 10-20 skeins of worsted weight. More if you want to use Bulky weight! This amound also HIGHLY depends on what you're making and your gauge.  

But my best advice would be to find a pattern and work off their yardage and weight suggestions. 

Fingering: 75/25 Superwash Merino & Nylon; 462 Yards; 100 grams. Basic Fingering is our super strong, low pill fingering weight yarn. This is your standard daily wear sock yarn.
- Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 1-3
- Recommended Crochet Hook Size: B-1 to E-4

Sparkle Fingering: 75/20/5 Superwash Merino/Nylon/Stellina; 438 Yards; 100 grams. A strong spun sock weight yarn with a tiny hint of glimmer spun into the yarn.
- Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US
- Recommended Crochet Hook Size: B-1 to E-4

Sport: 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 328 Yards; 100 grams. Basic Sport is a beautiful 3-ply sport weight yarn with beautiful plies and a luminous shine.
- Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 3-5
- Recommended Crochet Hook Size: E-4 to 7

DK: 75/25 Superwash Merino & Nylon; 245 Yards; 100 grams. A super strong, low pill, DK base. Perfect for sweaters and accessories and blankets.
- Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 3-5
- Recommended Crochet Hook Size: 7 to I-9

Worsted: 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 218 Yards; 100 Grams. This Merino yarn is perfect for hats, sweaters, and anything that you want to keep you extra warm and cozy.
- Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 7-9
- Recommended Crochet Hook Size: I-9 to K-10

Bulky: 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool; 106 Yards; 100 Grams. So soft and silky bulky weight, this 2 ply bulky yarn is made of dreams and great for beginners.
- Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 9-11
- Recommended Crochet Hook Size: K to M

Suri Lace: 74/26 Suri Alpaca/Silk; 328 Yards; 50 grams. Lace weight This is a NON Superwash fiber blend. Do not throw in a washer & dryer. Steam blocking is suggested. Although this is a standard lace-weight yarn, the recommended needle/hook size is tricky. This yarn is amazing as a mohair substitute or held double with another merino base to create a gorgeous 'halo.' 

Mulberry Silk Fingering: 100% Grade A Mulberry Silk; 438 yards; 100 grams. This base is pure shiny luxury. 100% pure silk is great for shawls and garments with amazing drape and shine.  
- Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 1-3
- Recommended Crochet Hook Size: B-1 to E-4

Fingering Mini: 75/25 Superwash Merino & Nylon; 93 Yards; 20 grams. This is a mini skein of our Fingering Weight Yarn.
- Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 1-3
- Recommended Crochet Hook Size: B-1 to E-4

DK Mini: 75/25 Superwash Merino & Nylon; 49 Yards; 20 grams.This is a mini skein. of our DK weight yarn.
- Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 3-5
- Recommended Crochet Hook Size: 7 to I-9


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-We offer returns and exchanges for our products within 30 days of purchase if the ties are not cut. Contact us for a Return or Exchange HERE

-We will not accept returns or exchanges if you have already cut ties, started caking, and/or already worked with our yarn.

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