Learning Lab – Yarn Bases

Superwash Merino Nylon Fingering (Sock-a-Rino)

Fingering Weight โ€“ 80/20 Superwash Merino Wool/Nylon (3 ply) โ€“ is a superwash merino and nylon blended sock yarn, soft and lofty enough for delicate shawl knitting but with good solid twist to define stitches and lend strength to finished fabrics. This yarn is versatile, perfect for sock, mittens and garments that will be well worn and subject to wear and tear and delicate slow fashion projects. The fibres have great loft and the shiny sheen of the merino and nylon bring depth and shine to the vibrant hand painted colours. See shop listings for all Superwash Merino Nylon Fingering.

Superwash Merino Stellina Sparkle Fingering (Bling-a-Rino)

A sparkling stellina (polyamide and foil), superwash merino blend. This fingering yarn is luxuriously soft and glamourous, shiny and sparkly with 16% silver stellina to add a flash of silver glitter. This yarn makes amazing shawls and is still soft feeling once worked up as the stellina is very delicate and not scratchy. See shop listings for all Superwash Merino Stellina Sparkle Fingering.


Superwash Blueface Leicester Nylon Fingering (Baby Blueface)

Blue Face Leicester wool is well known for its softness, strength and resistance to pilling. Spun with nylon and plenty of twist for strength, but also lofty and luxurious, this yarn is perfect for next to the skin wear, mittens, socks and more. The natural golden hue of this fibre brings a lovely warmth and depth to dye colours and the extra length of the wool makes it a sturdy workhorse for socks. See shop listings for all Superwash Blueface Leicester Nylon Fingering.

Superwash Merino Bamboo Rayon Nylon Fingering (Glam Panda)

An incredibly luxurious feeling yarn with the shine and lush feel of bamboo rayon, it drapes as beautifully as a merino silk blend with plenty of loft and great twist and 10% nylon to make it strong and sturdy. Once dyed the vibrant colours taken up by the merino and nylon are heathered by the silvery white sheen of the bamboo fibres that do not absorb dye. As a result, colourways on Glam Panda take on a shiny, frosted look that is lighter in colour. See shop listings for all Superwash Merino Bamboo Rayon Nylon Fingering.

Superwash Merino Cashmere Nylon Fingering (Cash-a-Rino)

Soft and luxuriously decadent, this yarn is and incredibly lofty. The naturally oatmeal colour of the fibre brings a creamy richness to the dyes for intense, vibrant colours. The added Nylon provides strength and durability to the sumptuous, glossy merino and buttery cashmere.
See shop listings for all Superwash Merino Cashmere Nylon Fingering.

Superwash Merino Sport (Sport-a-Rino)

This is a gorgeous and strong yarn with plenty of shine and strength. The brilliant sheen of the merino highlights rich and vibrant colours and creates a strong and durable knit fabric. Perfect for next to the skin wear, sweaters and garments that will see a lot of wear and tear, this yarn is a heavy sport that works up closer to a DK and works up fast while remaining resistant to pilling and wear. See shop listings for all Superwash Merino Sport.

Superwash Merino Double Knit (DK Diamond)

A light Double Knit yarn that is 4 ply with a super shiny high twist of superwash merino wool that shines like a diamond in the sky. Because it is spun using 4 separate plies, this yarn offers enhanced strength and lasting resistance to pilling as well as tremendous softness as shine. This light DK yarn is perfect for children’s garments and next to the skin wear where strength and durability is also needed. See shop listings for all Superwash Merino Double Knit.

Superwash Merino Worsted (Pillowspun Worsted)

A fluffy, squishy and lofty 4 ply superwash merino worsted weight yarn. It has a brilliant sheen that highlights rich and vibrant colours and is a soft yet robust fibre to knit. Perfect for next to the skin wear and garments, the weight of this yarn works up buttery soft and the 4 plies create a knit fabric that is resistant to pilling. This worsted weight yarn is perfect for children’s garments and next to the skin wear where strength and durability is also needed. See shop listings for all Superwash Merino Worsted.

Superwash Merino Worsted Single Thick and Thin (Mashmellow-Rino)

A soft and lofty single ply superwash merino yarn. It has a brilliant sheen that highlights rich and vibrant soft luxurious fibre to knit. Perfect for next to the skin wear and garments, the fluff and loft of this yarn works up fast and are great to work with and insulate wonderfully for warmth and coziness. This yarn has a thick and thin quality that can vary between DK and Heavy Worsted. See shop listings for all Superwash Merino Worsted Single Thick and Thin.