All About the Bases

12ply Baby Alpaca NSW : 100% best quality chunky (12ply) non-superwash ethically and sustainably sourced Peruvian Baby Alpaca yarn. 100m per 100g. This is an extremely soft, dense yarn and is absolutely dreamy to work with and wear. Recommended needle size 6.0 - 8.0mm

12ply Merino SW : 100% finest quality, super soft and squishy ethically and sustainably sourced South American superwash Merino 12ply / Chunky weight yarn. 100m per 100g. This yarn is soft, thick and light, suitable for all your chunky projects. Recommended needle size 6.0 - 8.0mm

8ply Corriedale SW: Exquisite quality pure 100% NZ superwash 27 micron Corriedale 8ply yarn. 188m per 100g. Corriedale has a very similar squish and softness to Merino but is harder wearing, longer lasting and more pill-resistant. Beautifully cozy and supple to work with and wear. This yarn is lovingly grown and milled ethically and sustainably at a boutique mill and farm in Feilding, in the heart of the Manawatū region, Aotearoa. Recommended needle size: 3.25mm - 4.5mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

8ply Corriedale NSW: Exquisite quality pure 100% NZ non-superwash 27 micron Corriedale 8ply yarn. 197m per 100g. Corriedale has a very similar squish and softness to Merino but is harder wearing, longer lasting and more pill-resistant. Beautifully cozy and supple to work with and wear. This yarn is lovingly grown and milled ethically and sustainably at a boutique mill and farm in Feilding, in the heart of the Manawatū region, Aotearoa. Recommended needle size: 3.25mm - 4.5mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

8ply Silk/Merino : This luxury, plush yarn is a blend of 50% fine superwash Merino and 50% pure Mulberry Silk, ethically and sustainably sourced and mulesing-free. Colours really 'pop' on this base and naturally it is unbelievably soft and smooth. 212m per 100g. Recommended needle size: 3.25mm - 4.5mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

8ply Merino/Silk/Yak : 60% superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Yak, ethically and sustainably sourced and mulesing-free. 212m per 100g. This blend of incredibly luxurious fibres is divinely soft with and has an excellent drape. Recommended needle size: 3.25mm - 4.5mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

8ply Merino SW : 100% finest quality, super soft and squishy ethically and sustainably sourced superwash Merino 8ply (DK) yarn. 225m per 100g. This Merino yarn comes from New Zealand or Argentina and Uruguay from farms which do not practice mulesing. Perfect for jumpers, scarves, hats, gloves and anything worn next to the skin. Recommended needle size: 3.25mm - 4.5mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

8ply Bluefaced Leicester SW : 100% best quality ethically and sustainably sourced superwash 25 micron British Bluefaced Leicester. 225m per 100g. Very soft, strong and lustrous with a superior drape, Bluefaced Leicester yarn is perfect for most projects. Recommended needle size: 3.25mm - 4.5mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

5ply Bluefaced Leicester SW : 100% best quality ethically and sustainalby sourced superwash 25 micron British Bluefaced Leicester. 262m per 100g. Soft, strong and lustrous with a superior drape, Bluefaced Leicester yarn is perfect for most projects.100% British Bluefaced Leicester,  Recommended needle size 2.5 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

5ply Silk/Merino : This luxury, plush yarn is a blend of 50% fine superwash Merino and 50% pure Mulberry Silk, ethically and sustainably sourced and mulesing-free. Colours really 'pop' on this base and naturally it is unbelievably soft and smooth. 300m per 100g. Recommended needle size 2.5 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

Merino Singles : 100% finest quality, super soft and squishy ethically and sustainably sourced South American superwash Merino single ply yarn. 366m per 100g. This is a fingering weight weight yarn, so is similar in size to most 4ply yarns however Merino Singles have a distinctive and beautiful twist to them, allowing colours really shine on them and giving a gorgeous drape.  Excellent for scarves, shawls, jumpers, socks... you name it. Recommended needle size 2.0 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

4ply Silk/Merino : This luxury, plush yarn is a blend of 50% fine superwash Merino and 50% pure Mulberry Silk, ethically and sustainably sourced and mulesing-free. Colours really 'pop' on this base and naturally it is unbelievably soft and smooth. 400m per 100g. Recommended needle size: 3.25mm - 4.5mm depending on the fabric you require for your project. 

4ply Corriedale SW : The perfect nylon-free sock yarn! Exquisite quality pure 100% NZ superwash 27 micron Corriedale 8ply yarn. 415m per 100g. Corriedale has a very similar squish and softness to Merino but is harder wearing, longer lasting and more pill-resistant. Beautifully cozy and supple to work with and wear. This yarn is lovingly grown and milled ethically and sustainably at a boutique mill and farm in Feilding, in the heart of the Manawatū region, Aotearoa. Recommended needle size 2.0 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

4ply Corriedale NSW : The perfect nylon-free sock yarn! Exquisite quality pure 100% NZ non-superwash 27 micron Corriedale 8ply yarn. 415m per 100g. Corriedale has a very similar squish and softness to Merino but is harder wearing, longer lasting and more pill-resistant. Beautifully cozy and supple to work with and wear. This yarn is lovingly grown and milled ethically and sustainably at a boutique mill and farm in Feilding, in the heart of the Manawatū region, Aotearoa. Recommended needle size 2.0 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

4ply Merino SW : 100% finest quality, super soft and squishy ethically and sustainably sourced superwash Merino 4ply yarn. 450m per 100g. This Merino yarn comes from New Zealand or South America from farms which do not practice mulesing. Recommended needle size 2.0 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

2ply Silk : Elegant and luxurious 100% Indonesian Mulberry Silk 2ply yarn, superior in its softness and sheen.  Colours shine on this base.100% Fine Mulberry Silk, 350m per 50g. Recommended needle size 2.0 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

2ply Ultrafine Merino NSW : 100% Non-superwash ultrafine (17.5 micron) Merino, 800m per 100g. This laceweight yarn is super soft and luxurious with its ultrafine micron count. Recommended needle size 2.0 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

2ply Silk/Mohair : Exquisite 2ply yarn comprising of Fine Kid Mohair 72% and Mulberry Silk 28%. 420m per 50g. Use this luxurious yarn on its own to create stunning, light-as-air projects or hold a strand together with another yarn, such as a 4ply Merino, to add a touch of fluffy, silky elegance. Recommended needle size 2.0 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

Merino Cobweb SW : 100% finest quality, super soft and squishy ethically and sustainably sourced superwash Merino Cobweb weight yarn. Exquisitely fine, light as air yarn for your most delicate of lace-weight projects. 1200m per 100g. Recommended needle size 2.0 - 4.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project.

 

None of the bases I use are sourced from farms which practice mulesing.