WOOL AND YARN BASES

For Hand Dyeing

At The Mermaid's Purse Yarns, we’re dedicated to using only the finest and most eco-friendly yarn and wool bases for hand dyeing. I test each and every base to ensure a great knitting, crochet, weaving and spinning experience.

COTTON YARN BASES

Fingering, 4ply, Light Worsted, DK, Double Knitting, Aran

ORGANIC COTTON 4PLY

400m per 100g Skein

  • Fibre Content: 100% Organic Cotton

  • Tension : 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles 

  • Origin: Peru

  • Care Instructions: Hand wash using a wool detergent ideally below 30⁰C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat, do not sun dry, spin or tumble dry.

​Organic Cotton 4 Ply is a beautifully soft 100% vegan yarn sourced from sustainable organic cotton farms. A standard fibre for crocheters, this ultra soft cotton has a delicious drape, stitch definition and a slight shine.

COTTON 4PLY YARN

425m per 100g Skein

  • Fibre Content: 100% Cotton

  • Recommended Needle Size: 3mm

  • Recommended Hook Size: 3mm

  • Origin: EU

  • Care Instructions: Hand wash or machine wash ideally below 30⁰C.  Dry flat, do not spin or tumble dry.

This supersoft 4 ply is a joy to use. It is vegan friendly and perfect for delicate skin or wool allergy sufferers. It is a little thinner than a traditional wool 4ply but should knit up to any 4ply patterns. 

COTTON DK YARN

200m per 100g Skein

  • Fibre Content: 100% Cotton

  • Recommended Needle Size: 3.25mm-4mm

  • Recommended Hook Size: 4mm

  • Tension: 22 stitches and 28 rows to 10 x 10cm

  • Origin: EU

  • Care Instructions: Hand wash or machine wash ideally below 30⁰C. Dry flat, do not spin or tumble dry.

This supersoft matte DK is a joy to use. It is vegan friendly and perfect for delicate skin or wool allergy sufferers. It is the perfect yarn for toy making and amigurumi.

COTTON ARAN YARN

185m per 100g Skein

  • Fibre Content: 100% Cotton

  • Recommended Needle Size: 5mm

  • Recommended Hook Size: 5mm-6mm

  • Origin: EU

  • Care Instructions: Hand wash or machine wash ideally below 30⁰C. Dry flat, do not spin or tumble dry.

This recycled aran cotton is a joy to use as well as eco-friendly. It is vegan and perfect for delicate skin or wool allergy sufferers. It is the perfect yarn for toy making and amigurumi.

COTTON LINEN BLEND DK YARN

200m per 100g Skein

  • Fibre Content: 70% Cotton 30% Linen

  • Recommended Needle Size: 4mm

  • Recommended Hook Size: 4mm

  • Origin: EU

  • Care Instructions: Hand wash or machine wash ideally below 30⁰C. Dry flat, do not spin or tumble dry.

This vegan friendly yarn is the perfect mix of soft cotton and strong linen. It has a beautiful art yarn style twist and will add lovely texture to any knitting, crochet or weaving project.

WOOL, SOCK AND FLEECE BASES

Fingering, 4ply, Light Worsted, DK, Double Knitting, Aran

SW FINE WOOL LACE

800m per 100g Skein

  • Fibre Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool 21 micron

  • Tension : 32 sts x 40 rows over st st using 3.25mm needles

  • Origin: Peru (Mulesing Free)

  • Care Instructions: Machine washable on a wool program ideally using a wool detergent at 30⁰C or below. Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting

SW Merino Lace is a great yarn for an easy-care garment. Merino is extremely fine and has natural elasticity which helps a garment stretch yet return back to its original shape. Merino is also a great insulator which helps the body regulate its temperature in both hot and cold conditions.​

Superwash Merino Lace is especially suited to weaving, crochet and lace knitting; making scarves, shawls, wraps and baby garments. With 800m per skein, many projects will only need one making it great value for money.

SW PURE MERINO 4PLY

400m per 100g Skein

  • Fibre Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool 21 micron

  • Tension : 28 sts x 36 rows, in 10cm (4in), over st st using 3.25mm needles

  • Origin: Peru (Mulesing Free)

  • Care Instructions: Machine washable on a wool program ideally using a wool detergent at 30⁰C or below. Dry flat, do not sun dry or tumble dry. Avoid wringing and twisting

Superwash Merino Lace is especially suited to weaving, crochet and lace knitting; making scarves, shawls, wraps and baby garments. With 800m per skein, many projects will only need one making it great value for money.

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