Yarn Bases

Not sure which yarn base you're looking for? Here is a brief intro to every yarn type we dye, and information on what projects they're best suited to.

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Big boy

70% Exmoor Blueface /20% Alpaca / 10% Nylon

500m/150g - £17

A fabulous British Exmoor Blueface (70%), with added nylon (10%) for strength, makes this yarn superb for strong yet soft projects. The super soft Alpaca (20%) adds something special, and almost gives the yarn a halo to make it glow.

What makes Big Boy special is that it is a 100% British sourced and produced yarn, and of course its size, just 2-3 150g skeins will be enough to knit an entire adult sized sweater. 

Use 2.5-4mm needles.

Fingering weight yarn 

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Cherish

80% Superwash Merino /10% Cashmere / 10% Silk

400m/100g - £18

One of our treasured favourites, Cherish brings a touch of luxury to easyknits.co.uk. Cherish has all the bounce and spring of any merino based yarn, with the added 'plump' of cashmere and strength from the nylon. 

Though this yarn is indeed a great strong 4-ply yarn it knits up so thick and full that it would be suitable for any project from sock to sweater and anything else you care to knit.

Use 2.5mm-3.5mm needles.

FINGERING WEIGHT YARN

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Chunk

100% Superwash Merino

100m/100g - £16

Chunk is such a super fun yarn to work with, use your biggest needles (recommend 6-8mm) snd watch your knitting fly.

A hat can be knit in just over an hour, a pair of mittens would take just a few hours, such a soft and beautiful yarn to work with, and quick quick quick to knit up. 

Use 6-8mm needles.

CHUNKY WEIGHT YARN

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Dandy

100% superwash Blueface leicester

400m/100g - £16

Dandy is a splendid strong and robust yarn that knits up so soft and beautifully. Made from 100% Bluefaced Leicester the long staple of this fibre when superwashed makes for a tough yarn that gives garments a subtle sheen and perfect stitch deffinition that just 'pops'.

Perfect for socks, shawls, scarfs and light weight sweaters/cardigans Dandy is a great allrounder 4-ply fingering weight yarn.

use 2-3.5mm needles

FINGERING WEIGHT YARN

 
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Deeply Wicked

100% Superwash Merino

400m/100g - £16

 Deeply Wicked is a range of yarns so wickedly saturated with dye that your mouth will begin to water when you see them. Skeins are so vibrant and rich in their extremes that your eyes can get lost in pools of colour. 

Perfect for shawls, sweaters, and any next to skin project. 

Use 2.5-4mm needles.

Fingering weight yarn

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Deeply Wicked DK

100% SUperwash Merino

220m / 100g - £16

Deeply Wicked DK is the newest addition to the Deeply Wicked family. This has to be the most beautiful Double Knitting yarn we've ever had the pleasure of dyeing or knitting with.

The merino is deliciously smooth and gives the yarn a beautiful bounce. Perfect for any one skein project, or why not treat yourself to a sweater or cardi out of this delightful yarn?

Use 3.5-5mm needles.

Double Knitting yarn

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Dusted Dreams

75% Superwash Merino /25% Nylon

425m/100g - £16

Dusted Dreams are a range of yarns so wickedly saturated with dye, and at the same time dusted/speckled with flashes of colour, that your mouth will begin to water when you see them.

So on trend right now, a striking background colour broken up with flecks of fabulous colours, Dusted Dreams are perfect for all those fabulous fun projects. 

Use 2.5-4mm needles.

Fingering weight yarn

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Dust'D Dreams DK

100% SUperwash Merino

220m / 100g - £16

Dusted Dreams DK is the perfect sister to DW DK, pairing one of these fabulous speckled skeins with a solid colour works wonders for all your Brioche needs.

The merino is deliciously smooth and gives the yarn a beautiful bounce. Perfect for any one skein project, or why not treat yourself to a sweater or cardi out of this delightful yarn?

Use 3.5-5mm needles.

Double Knitting yarn

 
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EXTRAVAGANZA

70% Superwash Blueface /20% Silk / 10% Cashmere

200m/100g - £19

Extravaganza is possibly one of the most opulent yarns we have ever dyed here at EK, with silk AND cashmere blended with the delicious BFL, and an extra 'zing' of twist added to give it more bounce and body, it's just beautiful.

With 115g per skein, you will have enough for some gorgeous and glamorous knits.

Use 3.5-5mm needles.

Double Knitting yarn

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Fidget

100% superwash merino

365m/100g -£16 

Fidget is a wonderfully soft and beautiful yarn to work with. The low twist single ply yarn is delicate and super soft.

Perfect for all those next to skin projects. Works beautifully with any lace shawl patterns and lightweight cardigans. 

Use 2.5-4mm needles.

Fingering weight yarn

MOCHOO

72% Kid Mohair / 28% Nylo   

450m/50g - £9.50

Mochoo is a wonderfully versatile and stable yarn. The kid mohair is so soft, and the nylon so strong, that the yarn is perfect for those technical laceweight knits. Or to add a glow to another project, why not add a strand of mochoo to your working yarn to give a wonderful knit a halo. 

Available in an array of colours for all project, mochoo is vibrant and full of life.

Use 2-4mm needles.

Lace weight yarn.

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GOBSTOPPERS

75% superwash Merino 25%Nylon

425m/100g - £22

Gobstoppers are the same vibrant and vivid colours asDeeply Wicked in nature, using the same robust base, but are dyed to give perfect stripes.

Knit in the round between 50-100sts and  you will get perfect stripes every time.

Use 2.5-4mm needles.

Fingering weight yarn

 
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SMOKE

55% Exmoor Blueface / 25% White Wensleydale / 10% Gotland / 10% Zwarbles

500m/150g  - £18

A fabulous British Exmoor Blueface (55%), mixed with subtle shades of grey ( the gotland and zwarbles) gives the yarn a beautiful depth and lustre. 

What makes Smoke special is that it is a 100% British sourced and produced yarn, and of course its size, just 2-3 150g skeins will be enough to knit an entire adult sized sweater. 

Use 3-4.5mm needles.

heavy Fingering yarn

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SQUIDGE

80% NZ Polwarth / 20% Merino D'Arles

330m/100g - £16

Squidge is exactly as its name states, a perfectly squishy, squidgey, squooshy yarn base, another delight custom blended for easykntis.co.uk.

The NZ Polwarth has so much body and bounce that they yarn is quite literally 'springy', while the chestnut/brown colour of the French Merino it is blended with gives it a rustic almost 'fawn' colour, beautiful when overdyed in Easykntis.co.uk vivid colours. 

Use 3-4.5mm needles.

heavy Fingering yarn

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SUSHI ROLLS

75% Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon

425m/100g  - £22

Sushi Rolls bring the vibrant colours you expect and love from us in transitional colour graduations. 

We sell two types of rolls:
Single Transition: ST - where the roll only transitions through it's colours once (perfect for garments knit in 1 piece shawls, scarfs hats)
Double Transition: DT - where the roll will transition through it's colours to the centre of the roll and back out to the start colour again,

Use 2.5-4mm needles.

Fingering weight yarn

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SPLENDOUR

55% Superwash Blueface /45% silk

400m/100g - £18

Splendour has been one of easyknits.co.uk signature yarns for a long time. The perfect blend between the strong and robust Blueface and the lustre and deffinition of the silk combine in this yarn to give a irridescent quality to it.

Perfect drape and handle, this yarn is gret for shawls, warm enough for full size garments and strong enough for superb socks.

 

 
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Wicketlets

75% Superwash Merino /25% Nylon

5 x 80m/20g set - £18

Wickedlets are as perfect as Deeply Wicked and Dusted Dreams only in miniature.

Each set consists of 5 mini skeins making up a whole 100g, enough for any of your 1 skein projects.

So on trend right now, a striking background colour broken up with flecks of fabulous colours, Dusted Dreams are perfect for all those fabulous fun projects. 

Use 2.5-4mm needles.

Fingering weight yarn

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Fidgies

100% superwash merino

5 x 72m/20g set -£18 

Fidgies are a wonderfully soft and beautiful yarn to work with. The low twist single ply yarn is delicate and super soft.

Each set consists of 5 mini skeins making up a whole 100g, enough for any of your 1 skeins projects.

Perfect for all those next to skin projects. Works beautifully with any lace shawl patterns and lightweight cardigans. 

Use 2.5-4mm needles.

Fingering weight yarn