Non-Superwash

Yarns in this list do not contain any superwash fibers. They differ from the 'Felting' category only in that all non-SW yarn is not necessarily a candidate for felting. Many experienced garment knitters prefer a non-superwash yarn in their sweaters, vests, hats. They are warmer than superwash yarns as they have not had any of the protective cells surrounding the fiber core stripped away. The fibers rub against each other and attach ever so slightly in what is known as a fulling effect. All non-superwash yarns do not do this. Silk, for instance, does not full the same way that Merino or Alpaca does. It is all about personal preference, and as a service to our customers, we list here all yarns which are appropriate for knitting garments and do not contain any superwash fibers.
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  • Fine Organic Worsted

    100% 20.5 Micron Organic Merino

    4ply yarn

    218 yds/100g, 7 skeins

     

    • $56.00
  • Vegan Blend #1

    70% Bamboo 30% Linen

    4ply yarn

    437 yds/100g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins
     

    • $80.90
  • Kid Fluff DK

    78% Kid Mohair 13% Merino 9% Nylon

    1ply yarn

    218 yds/100g, sold in Half kilo packs of 5 x 100g skeins

     

     

    • $65.80
  • Baby Yak Cloud

    41% Baby Alpaca, 13% 18.5 Micron Merino, 10% Yak, 35% Silk

    437 yds/50g skein, sold in half kilo packs of 10 x 50g skeins

    WPI 20

    The gauge on 3mm (between US2 and US3) is 26sts and 46 rows.

    This yarn is exquisite. The soft warm natural yak colour gives a warm undertone to the yarn. This yarn can be dyed or knit as it is.  The speckles on this are super soft and look really natural. The yarn is a joy to knit and creates a soft Yak halo. The resulting fabric is super light and warm. This yarn would work well on a larger needle size than US3 to create a more open Fabric. I've stranded it with the Tibetan 4ply to give make a gorgeous swatch. This yarn is strong and would work as a weft, it may work as a warp, but I don’t know how well it would work with a lot of movement from the heddles, if you try it let me know!

    I would use this yarn for lace shawls/cowls, and light sweaters, and works a treat to add a warm halo stranded with other yarns.

    • $84.10
  • Cloud 874 

    65% Baby Suri Alpaca, 35% Silk

    437 yds/50g skein, sold in half kilo packs of 10 x 50g skeins

     Our Cloud 874 is a brushed Suri alpaca with a silk core, it's deliciously soft and snuggly, and has fantastic yardage with the 50g hanks going a long way with 437 yards per hank. With 65% Baby Suri Alpaca and 35% Mulberry silk it's pure fluffy luxury.

    It has a higher percentage of silk and a better yardage than our Suri Silk Cloud.

    This yarn is a great alternative to mohair, on its own or wonderful for stranding with another yarn. Note the brown swatch is the yarn stranded with Tibetan 4ply.

    The gauge on US8 is 16sts and 26 rows over 4"

    Gauge stranded with Tibetan 4ply on US8 needles is 16sts and 28 rows over 4"

     

    • $83.50
  • Celestial Sport

    65% Super Baby Alpaca 19.5 Micron , 35% Extra Fine Merino 17.5 Micon

    3 ply yarn

    328 yds/100g, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

    Gauge: US 2.5 needles

    WPI: 20/21

    This yarn is suitable for a warp and weft.

    This yarn is a wonderful luxury. With a crisp twist it creates a soft but stable fabric with lovely stitch definition.

    This yarn would be fabulous for light garments and accessories, it takes the dye really nicely and looks super lovely in the skein.

    • $110.50
  • Teddy Bear

    70% Highland Wool 30% Superfine Alpaca

    1ply yarn

    87 yds/100g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

    • $83.55
  • Silky Boucle

    70% Grade A Mulberry Silk 30% Fine Merino

    1ply yarn Boucle Construction

    436 yds/100g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

    This gorgeous delicate boucle is something really special.

    It’s a soft boucle with added shine from the silk. It takes the dye really well. My favorite thing to do with this yarn is to strand it with one end of our Suri Silk cloud. Perfect for accessories, cuffs, Cowls, and sweaters. It gives a knitted fabric a lovely light texture and dyes like a dream

    Gauge stranded with Suri Silk Cloud  on 4.5mm/US7 is 20sts to 10cm/4” 

    WPI: 12

    Makes a superb weft yarn.

    • $181.00
  • Silky Fluff

    70% Grade A Mulberry Silk 30% Fine Merino

    1ply yarn Brushed Construction

    219 yds/50g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

    Gauge on 4mm/US6: 19 sts and 28 rows for 10cm/4”

    WPI is 15

    Silky Fluff is a brushed version of our silk Boucle. It has a very soft muted fluff that knits up to be almost chenille-like in texture. For the swatch below I used 4mm needles but smaller sizes would also work well. The fabric has a soft drapey texture. This would work well for Accessories and sweaters. The yarn takes the dye well, speckles will be soft and muted on this yarn due to the construction, I’ve speckled this sample and it turned out to be really delicate, it's lovely.

    The strands in the yarn in the hank once dyed do stick together, they are easy to separate and do not affect the knitting, but this is part of the yarn construction and not a problem. The yarn can be rewound if the presentation isn’t to your liking.

    • $91.00
  • Silky Boucle

    70% Grade A Mulberry Silk 30% Fine Merino

    1ply yarn Boucle Construction

    436 yds/100g skein, Sample skein

    This yarn is a soft boucle with added shine from the silk. It takes the dye really well. My favorite thing to do with this yarn is to strand it with one end of our Suri Silk cloud. Perfect for accessories, cuffs, Cowls, and sweaters. It gives a knitted fabric a lovely light texture and dyes like a dream

    Gauge stranded with Suri Silk Cloud  on 4.5mm/US7 is 20sts to 10cm/4” 

    WPI: 12

    Makes a superb weft yarn.

    • $18.10
    Only 9 left in stock
  • Silky Fluff

    70% Grade A Mulberry Silk 30% Fine Merino

    1ply yarn Brushed Construction

    219 yds/50g skein, Sample Skein

    Gauge on 4mm/US6: 19 sts and 28 rows for 10cm/4”

    WPI is 15

    Silky Fluff is a brushed version of our silk Boucle. It has a very soft muted fluff that knits up to be almost chenille-like in texture. For the swatch below I used 4mm needles but smaller sizes would also work well. The fabric has a soft drapey texture. This would work well for Accessories and sweaters. The yarn takes the dye well, speckles will be soft and muted on this yarn due to the construction, I’ve speckled this sample and it turned out to be really delicate, it's lovely.

    The strands in the yarn in the hank once dyed do stick together, they are easy to separate and do not affect the knitting, but this is part of the yarn construction and not a problem. The yarn can be rewound if the presentation isn’t to your liking.

    • $9.10
    Only 9 left in stock
  • Baby Yak Cloud

    41% Baby Alpaca, 13% 18.5 Micron Merino, 10% Yak, 35% Silk

    437 yds/50g skein, Sample skein

     WPI 20

    The gauge on 3mm (between US2 and US3) is 26sts and 46 rows.

    This yarn is exquisite. The soft warm natural yak colour gives a warm undertone to the yarn. This yarn can be dyed or knit as it is.  The speckles on this are super soft and look really natural. The yarn is a joy to knit and creates a soft Yak halo. The resulting fabric is super light and warm. This yarn would work well on a larger needle size than US3 to create a more open Fabric. I've stranded it with the Tibetan 4ply to give make a gorgeous swatch. This yarn is strong and would work as a weft, it may work as a warp, but I don’t know how well it would work with a lot of movement from the heddles, if you try it let me know!

    I would use this yarn for lace shawls/cowls, and light sweaters, and works a treat to add a warm halo stranded with other yarns.

     

    • $8.40
  • Cloud 874 

    65% Baby Suri Alpaca, 35% Silk

    437 yds/50g skein, Sample Skein

     Our Cloud 874 is a brushed Suri alpaca with a silk core, it's deliciously soft and snuggly, and has fantastic yardage with the 50g hanks going a long way with 437 yards per hank. With 65% Baby Suri Alpaca and 35% Mulberry silk it's pure fluffy luxury.

    It has a higher percentage of silk and a better yardage than our Suri Silk Cloud.

    This yarn is a great alternative to mohair, on its own or wonderful for stranding with another yarn. Note the brown swatch is the yarn stranded with Tibetan 4ply.

    The gauge on US8 is 16sts and 26 rows over 4"

    Gauge stranded with Tibetan 3ply on US8 needles is 16sts and 28 rows over 4"

     

    • $8.40
  • Celestial Sport

    65% Super Baby Alpaca 19.5 Micron , 35% Extra Fine Merino 17.5 Micon

    3 ply yarn

    328 yds/100g, Sample Skein

    Gauge: US 2.5 needles 26sts and 43 rows for 4"

    WPI: 20/21

    This yarn is suitable for a warp and weft.

    This yarn is a wonderful luxury. With a crisp twist it creates a soft but stable fabric with lovely stitch definition.

    This yarn would be fabulous for light garments and accessories, it takes the dye really nicely and looks super lovely in the skein.

    • $11.00
  • Teddy Bear

    70% Highland Wool 30% Superfine Alpaca

    1ply yarn

    87 yds/100g skein, Sample Skein

    • $8.40
    Only 9 left in stock
  • Our Suri Silk cloud DK is a brushed Suri alpaca with a silk core, it's deliciously soft and snuggly.Suri Silk Cloud DK

    90% Baby Suri Alpaca, 10% Silk

    246 yds/100g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 x 100g skeins

     You know those tiny grey super fluffy kittens? This is what squishing this yarn reminds me of. It's super soft, fluffy and silky, absolutely gorgeous. A sweater or cowl made in this yarn will be divine and something you will never want to take off. There is zero itch factor for this yarn, a super alternative for those that don't get on with Mohair.

    The yarn takes the dye well, speckles spread softly. The skeins may require a little re-fluff depending on your dyeing method once done. I made two swatches for this yarn, one in #7 and one in #8 both work, nicely, the size 7 has a neater quality, but I like the drape of the #8.

    16sts and 28 rows over 4" using #7needles

    15sts and 22rows over 4" using #8 needles

    WPI: 20

     

    • $150.50
  • Our Suri Silk cloud DK is a brushed Suri alpaca with a silk core, it's deliciously soft and snuggly.Suri Silk Cloud DK

    90% Baby Suri Alpaca, 10% Silk

    246 yds/100g skein, sample skein

    You know those tiny grey super fluffy kittens? This is what squishing this yarn reminds me of. It's super soft, fluffy and silky, absolutely gorgeous. A sweater or cowl made in this yarn will be divine and something you will never want to take off. There is zero itch factor for this yarn, a super alternative for those that don't get on with Mohair.

    The yarn takes the dye well, speckles spread softly. The skeins may require a little re-fluff depending on your dyeing method once done. I made two swatches for this yarn, one in #7 and one in #8 both work, nicely, the size 7 has a neater quality, but I like the drape of the #8.

    16sts and 28 rows over 4" using #7needles

    15sts and 22rows over 4" using #8 needles

    WPI: 20

     

    • $15.05
    Only 3 left in stock
  • Alpaca Silk Sport

    80% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Silk

    4ply yarn

    287 yds/100g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

    • $114.72
  • Single & Fabulous

    DK Weight, single ply yarn

    40% Superfine Alpaca, 40% Merino, 20% Silk

    252 yds/100g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

    • $96.72
  • Butterfly Select

    80% Extrafine Merino, 20% Silk 

    2 ply yarn

    875 yds/100g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

    • $102.92
  • Sparkle DK

    75% Non Superwash Extra Fine Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Silver Stellina (polyamide)

    4ply yarn 

    231 yds/100g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins
     

    • $117.60
  • Sparkle Select Laceweight

    75% Non Superwash Extra Fine Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Silver Stellina (polyamide)

    2ply yarn

    875 yds/100g skein, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

    • $116.10
  • Desert Silk/Baby Camel Select Laceweight

    50% Mulberry Silk, 50% Baby Camel

    2ply yarn

    875 yds/100 g, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

     

     

    • $188.00
  • Desert Silk/Baby Camel Sock

    50% Silk, 50% Baby Camel

    4ply yarn

    438 yds/100g, sold in kilo packs of 10 skeins

     

    • $188.00
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