Browse our large selection of knitting and crochet yarns from our favourite brands. We carry yarn from all over the world including Peru, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Norway and Canada.
Cosy Posy Yarn Co. is an indie-dyer who hand-dyes lovely colours - with amore - in small batches. We are very fortunate in that she lives nearby to our brick-and-mortar shop and so we are able to carry her yarns.
We carry several different Cosy Posy bases;
Floof; 72% Ultrafine Kid Mohair, 28% Silk, 50g = 459y, Lace Weight
Cloud; 100% superwash merino, 100g = 400y, Single Ply Fingering Weight
Soft & Cosy; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 100 g = 400 yards, 2 ply fingering weight
Squish; 100% Fine Superwash Merino, 115 g = 228m (250y), 4ply DK
Debbie Bliss has her own yarn line made up of beautiful classics in her signature palette. She is also the most published knitwear designer, with over 35 books, 20 booklets and her own magazine. She was also recently awarded with an MBE in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours List for her services to hand knitting and the craft industry.
Leanne Prouse is one of Australia's top knitwear designers. She has been designing for more than 20 years and has had her own line of yarns for over five years.
Before launching the Ella Rae brand, Leanne was the head designer at Jo Sharp yarns. She is known for her simple, classic designs for women, children and the home and has published over 20 books of patterns.
Please note that in our opinion, while considered (and labelled) as Aran or DK weight, Ella Rae 'Lace Merino' yarns have a dense, springy twist which makes them lighter than a traditional Aran/DK weight. The Aran will generally work up closer to a Worsted, while the DK will generally work up closer to a Sport or Heavy Fingering. If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to contact us. The Seasons, while labelled a Worsted, can definitely be treated as a Chunky due to its fluffy chained texture.
Founded in 2007, Geilsk's yarns combine a sense of humour and whimsy with classic Danish design taste.
Our favourite Geilsk yarn is their Hamp og Uld, Danish for Hemp and Wool. A lovely earthy texture combined with fun, modern colours - what else is there? It's the perfect choice for a summer sweater.
In our experience Geilsk Hemp & Wool knits up as a traditional worsted, comparable to the Cascade 220 in weight.
After many years in the fashion business, Illimani Yarns decided it was time to focus on the yarn; by applying all of their experience on knits and fine wools to carefully select the very best natural yarns in the world at unbeatable prices.
Illimani Yarns has worked with thousands of artisans in Bolivia and Peru, many of which have mastered the art of knitting and crocheting. Their mission is to provide the materials and the inspiration to customers to help them create their own artisanal textiles.
Nestled in the rolling hills of central Virginia, you'll find Juniper Moon Farm, a place where fine wool sheep and Angora goats produce some of the finest farm yarns in the United States. The flock spends their days grazing on sweet grass and sleeping under the stars.
Malabrigo is a family-owned yarn company in Uruguay that was founded in 2005. They are recognized worldwide for their magical hand-dyed colourways and scrumptiously soft merino wool bases.
All of Malabrigo's superwash processes and colorants meet Oeko-Tex standards. Their wool is 100% produced by Uruguayan farms that allow their free-range sheep through the hills, herded by shepherds. Like Canada, the controversial practice of mulesing does not exist in Uruguay.
You are always welcome to contact us for pictures of the skeins we have on hand to ensure that you recieve the exact colours you are looking for! Hand dyed works of art like Malabrigo skeins can be quite different - not just year to year, but even within the same shipment! Don't hesitate to reach out to us for any colour inquiries or concerns.
Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit social organization which, since 1968, has provided jobs for craftswomen living in Uruguay rural areas.
Manos del Uruguay craft dyes vibrant, smooth, faded or space dyed colors, which give the yarns an infinity of tones and shades, making the Manos palette something unique, special, and easily recognizable worldwide.
A family business established in 1928, Novita is the largest manufacturer of yarns in the Nordic countries. The company’s spinning mill in Kouvola, Finland manufactures one million kilograms, or 10 million balls of yarn, per year! Now in the family's fourth generation, we're so happy to welcome Novita to Canada - so you can get it here rather than trying to overstuff your suitcase on visits to Finland!
Novita's yarns are made to be warm and durable. They also invest heavily in renewable energy sources and purchase their raw materials, including wool, from nearby regions.
Noro was founded over forty years ago by Eisaku Noro. The handcrafting yarns in particular are well known for their vivid colors and combinations of diverse fiber types.
They differ from a number of other manufactured yarns in the industry by having lengthier spans of color in the runs, causing distinctive striping patterns, as well as being partially spun by hand versus being produced completely by machines.
Opal is a world-renown company based in Hechingen / Germany. Their entire production (printing, washing, steaming and balling), including sales and marketing, is based in one location, and their wide array of colour lines each have a different inspiration & story. With Opal you get unique colours, patterns, and serious sock longevity!
75% Superwash Wool, 25% Polyamide
30sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm needles
460yds / 420m per 100g / 3.5oz
75% Superwash Wool, 25% Polyamide
23sts = 4" / 10cm on 3.00 - 3.50mm needles
2: Sport, 2: Sock Blends
460yds / 420m per 150g / 5.3oz
Hand-dyed in Kingston, Ontario, each and every skein of Palindrome Knits yarns is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!
We are very proud to have paired with this local indie dyer to offer the exclusive, limited edition colour (Traffic) Jam on the 400 for the 4th Annual Lakeside Yarn Crawl. Last year's limited edition Oh Canada! and True North to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary are still available while supplies last.
Please note that some shades are more difficult than others to photograph accurately. If you have any questions or concerns about colour, please let us know before you order and we will do everything we can to make sure you get the skein(s) that best meet your needs. Every skein is a bit different!