Learn to Knit over 12 months with Mosaic Moon and Valya

Yarn & Fiber Types

Following is a list of most of the yarns that we offer.  Not all yarns will be available at all times, please contact us for questions of availability

 

FINGERING WEIGHT:

Merino Washable: 100% Merino 2 ply. Takes dye more brightly and deeply, and with less depth/variation of color than the non-superwash wools.  490 yds., 4 oz.

Merino/Nylon Washable: 75% SW merino wool / 25% nylon  Versatile, soft and durable due to the small nylon content. A good choice for socks. Takes dye more brightly and deeply, and with less depth/variation of color than the non-superwash wools.  463 yds., 3.5 oz.

BFL Sock: Light fingering weight superwash yarn with the lustrous sheen of Blue Faced Leicester wool. Very soft and lovely to knit with. 75% SW Blue Faced Leicester Wool / 25% nylon.  Takes dye more brightly and deeply, and with less depth/variation of color than the non-superwash wools.  464 yds., 3.5 oz.

MCN Sock: Luxurious blend of Superwash merino, cashmere, and nylon. (80/10/10) Nice round yarn, a pleasure to knit with and wear.  Takes dye more brightly and deeply, and with less depth/variation of color than the non-superwash wools.  435 yds., 3.5 oz.

SW Merino / Bamboo / Nylon sock: 60/30/10 blend of Superwash merino wool, bamboo, and nylon.  Blends with Bamboo will take dyes much lighter than other fibers.  3.5 oz skeins have approx. 380 yds.


SPORT WEIGHT:

Gaia Organic Merino: Round yarn, very soft organic merino, great for next to skin wear.   372 yds., 4 oz.


DK WEIGHT:

MCN DK:  Luxurious blend of superwash merino, cashmere, and nylon (80/10/10) Nice round yarn, easy to work with. Takes dye more brightly and deeply, and with less depth/variation of color than the non-superwash wools.  264 yds., 4 oz.

Superwash DK Merino: Round merino yarn, very soft and nice for next to skin wear. Knits up with great stitch definition.  Takes dye more brightly and deeply, and with less depth/variation of color than the non-superwash wools.  100% Superwash merino.  280 yds., 4 oz.

Sparkle DK:  Soft and lovely 2-ply yarn with silver-toned fiber blended in for a unique 'sparkle' look.  75% superfine superwash merino/ 20% silk / and 5% silvertoned Stellina fiber.  100g/3.5 oz skein have approx. 231 yds.

Licorice Twist Worsted Merino: Light weight worsted yarn. Licorice Twist is a round yarn with one superwash ply which takes the dye darker, providing the "licorice twist" look. Knits nicely, creates a lighter weight fabric, slightly more durable than the Gaia merinos.  280 yds., 4 oz.

Gaia Organic Merino: Lightweight worsted yarn. Round, very soft organic merino. Great for next to skin wear.  280 yds., 4 oz.

SW BFL DK:  100% Blue faced leicester wool, superwash.  Approx. 246 yds. per 3.5 oz skein


WORSTED WEIGHT:
some of the lighter worsteds are listed, above, under “DK Weight Yarn”


Uruguay Merino: Single ply merino yarn. Very soft, a pleasure to knit with. Perfect for newborn items or felting.  218 yds., 3.5 oz


Uruguay Merino 3-ply:
 Very soft, 3 ply merino yarn. A pleasure to knit with and wear.  218 yds., 3.5 oz


Mountain Meadow Rambouillet:
 2 ply Rambouillet  merino yarn.  Rustic and sturdy with a spring. Creates a slightly textured fabric when knit up.  210 yds., 4 oz.

Single Ply Merino/Silk:  Super soft and silky single-ply merino/silk with a wonderful sheen.  60% Merino / 40% silk with approx. 250 yds. per 4 oz skein.


Cestari Fine Merino: DISCONTINUED 100% merino wool--210 yds., 4 oz


ARAN WEIGHT


Blue Faced Leicester Aran: 2 plied aran weight. Very soft and dense yarn which has a lustrous sheen to it. Wears well, a pleasure to knit with, creates a fabric with a wonderful drape.  100% Bluefaced Leicester wool.  205 yds., 4 oz.


Superwash Aran:  100% superwash merino yarn, very soft and nice for next to skin wear. Knits up with great stitch definition.  Takes dyes more brightly and deeply, with less depth/variation of color than the non-superwash wools.  210 yds., 4 oz.


MCN Aran: Luxurious blend of superwash merino, cashmere, and nylon.  (80/20/10)  Slightly fluffy, very soft yarn with nylon for durability.  Takes dye more brightly and deeply, and with less depth/variation of color than the non-superwash wools.  More flat and takes dye a bit lighter compared with the MCN DK.  206 yds., 4 oz.


BULKY WEIGHT:


Gaia Organic Merino:  100% organic merino wool.  Lightweight bulky organic merino yarn. Round, very soft and silky yarn, perfect for next to skin wear.  154 yds., 4 oz.


Blue Faced Leicester Bulky: 2 plied bulky weight.  100% Bluefaced Leicester wool.  Very soft, round yarn with more twist which has a lustrous sheen to it. Wears well, a pleasure to knit with.  Takes dye on the deeper side.  157 yds., 4 oz.


Mountain Meadow Bulky:
  100% Rambouillet wool.  Round yarn, very springy as well as soft.  Takes dye deeply.  Durable, makes a nice, 'squishy' fabric.  125+ yds., 4 oz.


FIBER / ROVING:


80’s Merino: 100% Superfine Merino Wool.  Comes in 4 oz braids.  Soft and fluffy.

BFL: 100% Blue Faced Leicester wool.  4 oz braids.  Soft, more dense than the merino, and with a pretty sheen.

BFL/Silk: 75% Blue Faced Leicester wool, 25% Tussah Silk.  Lovely sheen, soft and more airy than the 100% BFL.  Fiber with silk tends to have more variation in the dye colors, and more pale/white spots throughout. 4 oz braids.

Merino/Silk:
50% Merino wool, 50% Cultivated Silk.  Very soft, nice shine.  Fiber with silk tends to have more variation in the dye colors, and more pale/white spots throughout.  4 oz braids.

 

Superwash Merino:

100% Superwash Merino Wool.  4 oz braids

 

Superwash Merino/Bamboo/Nylon:

60% Superwash merino wool/ 30% Bamboo / 10% Nylon.  Often used for socks.  Blends with Bamboo will take dyes much lighter than other fibers.  4 oz braids.

 

 


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