Our Yarn Bases

Most of our bases are named after our old pets or ourselves, based on certain traits in the yarn. The bases available will vary depending on our inventory and time of the year - if you don't see what you want on the yarn listing, please message us to check and see if we have it in stock. We periodically rotate certain bases out and can usually get more of a retired/seasonal base if you need it for your project.

Current Bases Available

Fingering Weight Bases:


  • Squishy Sock - 85/15 Ultra fine SW Merino/Nylon, 4 ply, 437 yards per 100g - This is our favorite soft sock yarn and is a jack of all trades, from socks to shawls.
  • Silky Sock - 75/25 Ultra Fine SW Merino/Silk 4-ply: 437 yards. Takes dye better than Roo but still has beautiful shine and drape, great for shawls.
  • Belle - ULTRA fine 16 micron SW Merino/Cashmere/Silk - 75/15/10 437 yards per 100g - This is the softest base that we carry and it the most luxurious
  • Slinky 150g - 80/10/10 SW Merino/Silk; 600 yards, 2-Ply - this is a great choice for shawls
  • I Knead This - 80/10/10 SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon; 435 yards, 4-Ply - Ultra soft yarn - almost as soft as Belle
  • Voo - 80/15/5 SW Merino/Nylon/Stellina Sparkle; 438 yards. Available in Gold or Silver. 2023: Updated to a 4-ply from 2-ply.
  • Bright Eyes - 75/25 SW BFL/Nylon, 4-ply, 463 yards - This is the sock yarn you want to choose for ultra strong socks, but is not as soft as the other bases. When you order mini Tonals to match your socks, you'll be getting this base. Perfect for heel and toe.

Other weight bases:

    • LACE - 80/20 Superwash Merino/Silk, 2 ply 875 yards/100g skein
    • Sport - 100% SW Merino, 328 yards - we occasionally have 2-ply, 3-ply, and occasionally have 4-ply. This ply in this base is subject to change but we'll always keep some form of basic Sport in stock.
    • Silky DK- the DK weight version of Silky Sock - 75/25 Ultra Fine SW Merino/Silk 4-ply: 231 yards. 
    • Pearl DK - (new!) SW Merino high twist 2-ply, 246 yards - We're obsessed with this base! The ultra tight twist looks like a strand of pearls and it takes the dye beautifully. 
    • MCN DK (formerly called I Knead This DK- the same yarn but changed the name)- 80/10/10 Ultra Fine SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon, 4-ply, 246 yards
    • Schmoozie DK - 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon 4-ply, 246 yards - this is our go-to for DK weight socks. Larger circumference than our other skeins. 
    • Chubby Worsted - 100% Ultra fine SW Merino 4-ply, 219 yards.
    • Cuddle Aran - 80/10/10  SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon, 3-ply, 181 yards. This is a wonderful MCN yarn that is incredibly soft and thick for a quick knit.
    • Squishy Bulky- 100% Ultra Fine SW Merino 2-ply, 106 yards.
    • Basic Aran - 100% Ultra fine SW Merino 4-ply, 181 yards. Ultra soft, squishy, all purpose yarn that takes the dye beautifully.

     

     

     

     

    Bases retired as of 2023:

    These bases can usually still be dyed by custom request if you reach out to us.


    • Roo - 50/50 SW Merino/Silk; 4-Ply, 438 yards - It's been a very popular base but different batches can vary drastically in appearance. For this reason, I like to keep it in stock for batches of ready to ship yarn that I will occasionally be dyeing. High silk, high drape.
    • Purrty - 55/45 SW BFL/Silk, 4-ply 438 yards - identical to Roo.
    • Schmoozie - 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon, 4-ply, 463 yards - this is a great base with the same characteristics of Squishy Sock, but in a longer skein form and slightly more yardage.
    • Slinky- 80/20 SW Merino/Silk; 2-Ply, 400 yards. We're keeping the 150g version and retiring the 100g version. 
    • Precious - 60% Fine Superwash Merino Wool /20% Superkid Mohair/20% Mulberry Silk - 383 yards. 
    • Cozy - 70% Superwash Merino, 20%Silk, 10% Cashmere, 3-ply, 437 yards. This base was replaced by Belle which is softer, but it's still nice.
    • Summer Singles- Single Ply; 90% Ultra Fine SW Merino/10% Linen; 394 Yards. 
    • Brendan- 50/50 Baby Camel/silk 4-ply 438 yards
    • Regal DK- 50/50 Silk/SW Merino 4-ply, 231 yards - replaced by Silky DK which takes color better and retains the same characteristics of Regal.
    • (Old) Chubby Worsted - 100% SW Merino 4-ply, 219 yards. the exact same as our newer version, but with a less soft yarn and larger circumference skein. Made by a different mill.
    • Baby Aran - 80/20 SW Merino/Baby Alpaca 2-ply, 191 yards - this yarn has a gorgeous tight twist with the added warmth and comfort of Alpaca. Not a soft as our other bases. We love it, but its more expensive to stock so we only offer it by special request.
    • Pearl sock: 100% Superwash Punta Arenas Merino, 2ply yarn High Twist 437 yards/100g skein. This is the same fiber content as our Pearl DK, with a tight twist that looks like a string of pearls.

     

     

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