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I’ve created this tutorial to share a bit of information about the yarns we carry and how I love to use them, as well as to help those just starting out with wool figure it all out. All yarns in the tutorial have been washed priory to photography to achieve the highest accuracy.

All yarn carried by green strings has been selected for its quality and softness. All yarn you find in our store is appropriate for next-to-skin wear, with a variety of weights, textures, and care.


Gaia Organic Merino Bulky - While this yarn is labeled a bulky; most knitters consider this yarn to be a heavy Aran. The yarn is very smooth and round, with perfect stitch definition. This merino is one of the softest you will find, and perfect for next to skin wear. I love using this yarn when I want a nice thick fabric. Perfect for longies, newborn baby items, or anything you want a nice soft fabric, and a quick knit. My personal gauge with this yarn is 4.25 stitches per inch Each 4oz skein measures approximately 154 yards


Gaia Organic Merino Worsted - Just like its version in bulky, this yarn is smooth, round, and perfectly soft. While this yarn is labeled at a worsted weight, most knitters would consider it to be on the light worsted/DK side. This yarn knits up beautifully, and with an excellent drape. I often use this for light sweaters/dresses, skirts, and even a daytime pair of longies. My personal gauge being 5.5 stitches per inch. Each 4oz skein measures approximately 280 yards


Licorice Twist Merino Worsted - This yarn is very similar to the Gaias, in that it spun into a very soft, smooth, round yarn, with one slight, and very defining difference. One of this 3 strand yarn is a super wash which will take the dye much more deeply than the other two giving it a “licorice twist” effect. This yarn also thought of more on the lighter side of worsted, when knit has the slightest look of tweed, and a wonderful drape. I often use this for light sweaters/dresses, skirts and even a daytime pair of longies. My personal gauge being 5.5 stitches per inch. Each 4oz skein measures approximately 280 yards


Inspire Bluefaced Leicester Aran - This British Bluefaced Leicester remains one of my top sellers. The long staple length of this wool lends its self to both strength and beauty. The spin on this wool is very smooth, with an incredible sheen and luster. With great stitch definition and drape, this yarn can be used for just about anything. My personal gauge being 5 stitches per inch. Each 4oz skein measures approximately 195 yards


Cestari Superfine Merino Aran - another of my top sellers, this yarn is both durable and soft! This two-ply yarn with its cotton like appearance is minimally processed, and chemical free. The texture is ever so slightly thick and thin, with not even s trace of scratchiness. Cestari is sure to be a favorite of those who want soft wool that can also take a beating. I love to use this yarn for durable, long wear longies, sweaters, hats, and mittens. My personal gauge with this yarn is 4.5 stitches per inch. Each 4oz skein measures approximately 205 yards


Mountain Meadow Rambouillet/Merino worsted - Being such a new yarn, Mountain Meadow is quickly gaining in popularity! Like Cestari, this yarn is both soft, and durable, although slightly lighter in weight. The feel of this yarn is very soft, with a distinctive silkiness of the Rambouillet wool you are sure to love. This yarn comes from a small chemical free, minimally processed farm. Perfect for any worsted weight knitting such as longies, sweaters, hats, etc. My personal gauge being 5 stitches per inch Each 4oz skein measures approximately 165 yards at rest. With moderate tension, you can expect approximately 230 yards from each 4 oz skein.


Invigorate Merino Superwash Bulky - This yarn is thick, round, and oh so soft! Labeled as a bulky, although some may consider it a super bulky/chunky in weight. If you’re looking for a quick knit, super soft, superwash yarn, this one is for you! The perfect yarn for ‘Hoodwink’, warm thick scarves, cowls, or any other plush, cuddly knitting. My personal gauge with this yarn being 2.75 stitches per inch. Each 4oz skein measures approximately 105 yards.


Cloud Merino Superwash Aran - Finally, a superwash yarn in an aran weight! This two-ply merino is soft, and incredibly plush! Your hands will feel like you’re knitting a cloud! This yarn would make a great sweater, hat, or scarf! Perfect for a quick knit gifts, that you won’t have to worry about running through the wash! My personal gauge being 4.5 stitches per inch. Each 4oz skein measures approximately 205 yards


Splash Merino Superwash Worsted - One of my newer superwash bases, and quickly becoming a favorite! Like other superwash yarns, this yarn dyes up deep, and vivid. This smooth, round yarn will knit up perfectly for all your worsted weight needs. This is a great year round yarn, perfect for winter, spring, summer or fall knitting! My gauge with this yarn being 5 stitches per inch. Each 4oz skein measures approximately 240 yards


Invigorate Merino Superwash DK - This yarn is soft, smooth, and round, with perfect stitch definition and drape. Being a superwash, this wool dyes up with intense color saturation, and a soft sheen. I love this yarn for any light weight sweaters, summer tops, and gifts. My personal gauge being 5.5 stitches per inch. Each 4oz skein measures approximately 280 yards

All yarns compared at rest


From left to right- Invigorate Bulky, Gaia Bulky, Cloud SW, BFL Aran, Cestari Superfine, Mountain Meadow, Splash SW, Gaia Worsted, Licorice Twist, Invigorate DK

All yarns compared with tension


From left to right- Invigorate Bulky, Gaia Bulky, Cloud SW, BFL Aran, Cestari Superfine, Mountain Meadow, Splash SW, Gaia worsted, Licorice twist, Invigorate DK

 

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