FROM SUPERFINE FINGERING WEIGHT
TO WORSTED WEIGHT.

 

 

UNDERSTANDING YARN WEIGHTS

Yarn weight refers to the thickness of the yarn. It ranges from super fine to super bulky. The heavier the yarn and the fewer stitches per inch you will get. This is where knitting gets fun. If you know that every bulky yarn is going to give you around the same number of stitches (in this case, 12 to 15 stitches in four inches on size 9 to 11 needles) and you have a pattern that uses bulky yarn and size 10 needles, you can buy any kind of bulky yarn and get a similar result. It is, of course, essential that you knit up a gauge swatch before you start work on a project that involves sizing, since not all yarns of a certain weight are exactly the same. The difference between 12 stitches per four inches and 15 stitches is still pretty huge when you're trying to make a sweater fit!


Currently, we offer a 100% merino superfine fingering weight yarn (Phantom),
a 100% merino fingering weight yarn (Peppino), and a 100% merino worsted weight yarn (Fynn).

All three product lines are superwashed. Peppino and Fynn were both superbe merino rams.
Phantom was our Australian superfine merino ram.

FYNN

100% merino yarn, worsted weight, in 175 yard
(160 metre) skeins, weighing 2.8 oz (80 gr). 
Needle size: 7-9(US) or 4.5-5.5mm. 
Gauge: 16-20 sts in 10 cm or 4”.

PEPPINO

100% merino yarn, fingering weight, in 225 yard 
(206 metre) skeins, weighing 2.3 oz (65 gr). 
Needle size: 2.5-4(US) or 3-3.5mm. 
Gauge: 26-30sts per 10 cm or 4”.

PHANTOM

100% superfine merino yarn, fingering weight, in
225 yard (206 metre) skeins, weighing 1.6 oz (45 gr).
Needle size: 2.5-4(US) or 3-3.5mm.
Gauge: 26-30sts in 10cm or 4”.
Sample Semi-Solid: Fabulous
Sample Semi-Solid: Fabulous
Sample Stippled: Twyla Brea
Sample Stippled: Twyla Brea
Sample Variegated: Fine Madness
Sample Variegated: Fine Madness
Sample Semi-Solid: Lanterns
Sample Semi-Solid: Lanterns
Sample Stippled: Emerald Forest
Sample Stippled: Emerald Forest
Sample Variegated: Candy Cane
Sample Variegated: Candy Cane
Sample Semi-Solid: TB2
Sample Semi-Solid: TB2
Sample Stippled: Anticipation
Sample Stippled: Anticipation
Sample Variegated: Happy Times
Sample Variegated: Happy Times

about rhichard

With fibre-dyeing in his genes, Rhichard's journey to master dyer and beyond has incorporated involvement in hand-spinning, hand-weaving, a line of one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, shepherding a flock of merinos, and dancing in the creation of colourways inspired by experience and imagination.

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