Ella Rae

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. 

  • Cozy Alpaca Chunky

    Ella Rae Cozy Alpaca Chunky

    Cozy Alpaca Chunky is a delightfully soft, washable bulky yarn that knits up super quick on 6mm needles. This acrylic and alpaca yarn looks and feels luxurious, with fabulous drape, and would be ideal for cozy scarves, cardigans or even blankets. 

    70% Acrylic, 30% Baby Alpaca

    14sts = 4" / 10cm on 6.0mm / US 10 needles

    5: Bulky

    120yds / 110m per 100g / 3.5oz skein

  • Eco Organic Cotton

    Ella Rae Eco Organic Cotton

    An exceptionally smooth sport/light DK weight cotton that is perfect for warm weather garments, crochet, and baby projects. Machine washable, for best results long-term use a delicate cycle and lay flat to dry.

    Made in Bulgaria.

    100% Certified Organic Cotton

     23-26sts = 4" / 10cm on 3.25mm / US 3 - 3.75mm / US 5 needles

    2: Sport

    273yds / 250m per 100g / 3.5oz ball

  • Lace Merino Aran

    Ella Rae Lace Merino Aran

    Beautiful hand dyed colors in a soft, tightly twisted superwash merino wool. Great weight for sweaters or accessories, and the superwash wool makes it easy care too! Due to the nature of hand dyeing, there are no dye lots. We suggest alternating skeins when knitting a larger project.

    100% Superwash Merino Wool

    18sts = 4" / 10cm on 5.0mm / US 8 needles

    4: Aran

    180yds / 165m per 100g / 3.5oz skein

  • Lace Merino DK

    Ella Rae Lace Merino DK

    Lace Merino DK is full of colour, softness and versatility. Made from incredibly soft superwash merino wool, it's fantastic for sweaters, scarves and other wear next-to-the-skin knitwear projects. 

    100% Superwash Merino Wool

     22sts = 4" / 10cm on 4.0mm / US 6 needles

    3: DK

    302yds / 276m per 100g / 3.5oz skein

  • Rustic Aran

    Ella Rae Rustic Aran

    Rustic Aran blends silk and lambswool for a subtle tweed finish. GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified and guaranteed Mulesing free, it's a wonderfully squishy yarn that you can feel good knitting with. 

    75% New Zealand Lambswool, 25% Organic Silk

    18sts = 4" / 10cm on 5.0mm / US 8 needles

    4: Aran

    208yds / 190m per 100g / 3.5oz skein

    Ella Rae Rustic Aran compares nicely with Juniper Moon Farms Santa Cruz Organic Merino - they are the same weight and have a similar matte texture.

  • Rustic Lace

    Ella Rae Rustic Lace

    Rustic Lace is a lovely buoyant 2-ply lambswool & silk blend. With a matte finish and subtle tweed that really make the range of colours pop, it's perfect for lightweight garments, accessories, and especially colourwork projects!

    Ella Rae Rustic Lace is a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified yarn, and the wool content is guaranteed mulesing-free.

    75% New Zealand Lambswool, 25% Silk

    33sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 2.25mm / US 0 - 1 needles

    0: Lace/Light Fingering

    310yds / 285m per 50g / 1.75oz cake

  • Seasons

    Ella Rae Seasons

    Seasons is a machine washable colour changing yarn that is so reasonably well priced, it will blow you away! This soft easy care blend has a great color gradient effect that gives your project an extra pop of fun. It is perfect for baby, child, or adult -- anything that you want to be soft, colorful, and easy to wash. 

    76% Acrylic, 14% Wool, 10% Nylon

    14sts = 4" / 10cm on 5.0mm / US 8 needles

    4: Aran

    220yds / 200m per 100g / 3.5oz