Bases

 Fingering Weight

 Island View Sock

2-ply High Twist 85/15 SW Extrafine Merino/Nylon

(CAD $30 Tonal/$34 Variegated)

The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. We use extrafine merino (19.5 microns) and a little nylon to produce a very soft and springy yarn resulting in a supersoft yarn that feels gentle against the skin. Two plies are twisted tightly together making the yarn slightly bumpy, which helps the strands of yarn hold together against each other; this makes it great for colourwork and lace work. The thicker strands also help speckles pop even more.This yarn is so versatile and can be used for any next to skin project (scarves, jumpers etc) as well as items where a little more durability is required such as socks and gloves.

360m/100g , 394yds/3.5oz

Minis: 72m/20g, 79yds/0.7oz

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needle

Gauge (stocking stitch): 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

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Saltspring Sock

(CAD $32 Tonal/$36 Variegated)

4-ply Non-Superwash Extrafine (19.5 micron) Merino

This is a luxury fibre with an exceptionally soft handle, containing longer staple fibres (around 3.5 inches/85mm which is long for merino fibre) to reduce pilling. A yarn that is as close to its natural origins as possible. No superwash treatment, just a wash to remove the grease and dirt from the fleece then combed for spinning. A great choice for those looking for a luxurious, non-superwash, no nylon yarn.

Garments made from these yarns should be washed in cool or room temperature water with minimal agitation (agitation and heat cause wool to felt).

400m/100g, 437yds/3.5oz

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needles

Gauge: 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

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Victoria Sock

4-ply 85/15 SW Extrafine Merino/Nylon 

(CAD $30 Tonal/$34 Variegated)

The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness, which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. This yarn uses extrafine merino (19.5 microns), which is some of the finest commercially available. This results in a luxuriously soft and bouncy yarn for next to skin comfort. A little nylon is added for extra durability. This yarn is so versatile and can be used for any next to skin project (scarves, jumpers etc), as well as items where a little more durability is required such as socks and gloves.

400m/100g, 437yds/3.5oz

Minis: 72m/20g, 79yds/0.7oz

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needle

Gauge: 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

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DK Weight

 Saltspring DK

(CAD $32 Tonal/$36 Variegated)

Non-Superwash Extrafine (19.5 micron) Merino

This is a luxury fibre with an exceptionally soft handle, containing longer staple fibres (around 3.5 inches/85mm which is long for merino fibre) to reduce pilling. A yarn that is as close to its natural origins as possible. No superwash treatment, just a wash to remove the grease and dirt from the fleece then combed for spinning. A great choice for those looking for a luxurious, non-superwash, no nylon yarn.

Garments made from these yarns should be washed in cool or room temperature water with minimal agitation (agitation and heat cause wool to felt).

225m/100g, 246yds/3.5oz

Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm (US 4 - 7) needles

Gauge: 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 4mm (US 6) needles

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Victoria DK

4-ply 85/15 SW Extrafine Merino/Nylon 

(CAD $30 Tonal/$34 Variegated)

The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. This yarn uses extrafine merino (19.5 microns) which is some of the finest commercially available. This results in a luxuriously soft and bouncy yarn for next to skin comfort. A little nylon is added for extra durability. This yarn is so versatile and can be used for any next to skin project (scarves, jumpers etc) as well as items where a little more durability is required such as socks and gloves. 

225m/100g, 246yds/3.5oz

Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm (US 4 - 7) needles

Gauge: 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 4mm (US 6) needles

 

 

Bulky Weight

 Tofino Bulky

(CAD $30 Tonal/$34 Variegated)

100% SW Extrafine Merino

Extra fine (19.5 micron) merino is used for these yarns. It feels soft and gentle against the skin. These yarns are worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel. 

The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. We use extrafine merino (19.5 microns) which is some of the finest commercially available, especially in this weight of yarn. This results in a supersoft yarn that feels gentle against the skin. 

Soft and cushiony with a slight sheen. Knits up quickly and is ideal for last minute gifts. One hank is enough for a snuggly cowl, hat, fingerless mitts or headband. Washable in cold water on a gentle cycle, it is also suitable for children's and baby clothes. Very soft and springy.

100m/100g, 109yds/3.5oz

Recommended Needle Size: 5.5 - 6mm (US 9 - 10) needles

Gauge: 15sts x 20 rows over 10cm (4 inches-) on 6mm (US 10) needles