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Available Yarn Bases

A list of available yarn bases including how regular they are. Occasional yarns means they appear in the shop semi-regularly. Unicorn yarns means they rarely appear.

Discontinued bases can be found here. Please note that in 2017, all bases which have been spun in Peru will be phased out. If you are designing a pattern with one of these bases, please bear this in mind.

Name of base Fibre composition Country of origin Yarn weight Length Weight Superwash? Suitable for socks? Regularity Price as of April 2017 (inc VAT)
The Curious Observer Lace 72% Kid mohair and 28% mulberry silk South African mohair spun in Peru Laceweight / 2ply 420 metres / 459 yards 50 grams  / 1.76 oz No No Occasional £16.00
Sovereign Lace
70% Grey Alpaca, 20% Mulberry Silk & 10% Cashmere
South American alpaca spun in Peru Laceweight / 2ply 800 metres / 864 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No No Unicorn £22.00
Lord Kitchener Lace 55% Bluefaced Leicester / 45% Mulberry Silk British wool spun in Peru Laceweight / 2ply 800 metres / 864 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes Yes Occasional £21.00
The Hebridean Knight 100% Black Hebridean Scottish wool spun in the UK Light fingering / 3ply 500 metres / 545 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No Yes Occasional £16.00
The Rt. Hon. Ronaldsay 100% North Ronaldsay Scottish wool spun in the UK Light fingering / 3ply 500 metres / 545 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No Yes Regular £16.00
The Sparkly Bluefaced Baron Sock
80% Bluefaced Leicester & 20% Trilobal nylon (Firestar) British wool spun in the UK
Light fingering / 3ply
500 metres / 545 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes Yes Occasional £18.00
The English Gentleman Fingering 75% Bluefaced Leicester & 25% Masham British wool spun in the UK Sock yarn / 4ply 400 metres / 437 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No No Regular £17.00
Lady Persephone Sock Yarn 75% Bluefaced Leicester & 25% Nylon British wool spun in Peru Sock yarn / 4ply 425 metres / 464 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes Yes Regular £18.00
The Bluefaced Baron Fingering 100% Bluefaced Leicester British wool spun in the UK Fingering / 4ply 385 metres / 420 yards 110 grams / 3.8 oz Yes Yes Regular £18.00
The Exotic Traveller 4ply 50% Baby Camel & 50% Mulberry Silk Mongolian camel spun in Peru Fingering / 4ply 400 metres / 437 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No No Unicorn £24.00
The Manx Lad
72% organic Merino & 28% Manx Laughton
Patagonian Merino & British Manx spun in the UK
Fingering / 4ply
200 metres / 417 yards
50 grams 
No No Unicorn £14.00
Tia Merino 100% Merino (single ply) South American non-mulesed merino spun in Peru Fingering / 4ply 365 metres / 400 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz Yes No Regular £17.00
The English Gentleman DK 75% Bluefaced Leicester & 25% Masham British wool spun in the UK DK weight / 8ply 240 metres / 262 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No Yes Regular £17.00
Lord of Silk DK 75% Merino & 25% Mulberry Silk Falkland merino spun in the UK DK weight / 8ply 240 metres / 262 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No No Occasional £20.00
Lord of Silk Aran 85% Merino & 15% Mulberry Silk Falkland merino spun in the UK Aran / 10ply 155 metres / 168 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No No Occasional £20.00
Lord of Mohair Aran 60% Merino Wool 20% Silk 15% Kid Mohair 5% Nylon Falkland merino spun in the UK Aran / 10ply 190 metres / 207 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No No Occasional £20.00
The English Gentleman Aran 50% Bluefaced Leicester & 50% Masham British wool spun in the UK Aran / 10ply 160 metres / 175 yards 100 grams / 3.5 oz No Yes Occasional £17.00
The Cheviot Cavalry 100% Cheviot British wool spun in the UK
Aran / 10ply
165 metres / 180 yards
100 grams / 3.5 oz
Yes Yes Occasional £16.00