Yarn Bases

Fiber Lily yarn bases explained yarn weights and yarn textures

Choosing a hand dyed yarn base can be confusing if you are new to the knitting and yarn game. We've broken it down for you so you can be sure you are buying the right yarn for your project. If you need any help choosing, please feel free to contact us and we'll be more than happy to help you out.

Fiber Lily SWISH Sock 

4 ply, fingering weight 85% Extrafine Australian Merino superwash/15% nylon. Superb quality yarn spun with 19.5 micron Australian merino, in Italy. Super soft, machine washable yarn suitable for socks, garments and accessories and so much more. This is a must have yarn for any yarn stash

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needle

100g - approx 400m/437y

Fiber Lily AUSSIE Sock (discontinued once sold out) 

4 ply, fingering weight 80% Australian merino superwash 20% nylon. high quality, soft, machine  washable yarn suitable for socks, garments and accessories.

100g - approx 420m/459y

Fiber Lily MCN Luxe Sock

4 ply, fingering weight, 80% Merino SW, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon. A stunning ultrafine superwash merino/cashmere blend. This yarn is plump and super soft next to skin with nylon for extra durability. Perfect for that special garment, shawl, glove or sock pattern you’ve been admiring. 
100g – approx. 350m/382y

Fiber Lily BFL Alpaca Fingering

Fingering weight, 50% Blue Faced Leicester, 50% Baby Alpaca. Gorgeous soft, limited quantity base that offers beautiful softness and drape.

100g = approx 400m/437y

Fiber Lily Merino Singles

Fingering 100% Merino superwash. However, gentle hand washing is highly recommended. Luxurious single ply yarn, perfect for draping accessories such as shawls and cowls. This yarn is nylon free and not recommended for sock or sweater knitting.

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needles
Gauge: 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches
on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

100g – approx. 400m/437y

Fiber Lily Glitz Fingering

4 ply, fingering weight 75% merino superwash, 20% nylon, 5% lurex. This is a sock base with nylon content for durability, squishy soft merino and a fine strand of sparkly silver lurex to add a bit of glitz to your project without the usual scratchy feel found in other lurex yarns. Great for sock, garments, shawls and pretty much any accessory you can think of.

20g – approx. 80m/87y
5 pack - approx. 320m/349y

Fiber Lily LUSH DK

8 ply 100% superwash merino, beautiful against the skin soft, slightly higher twist which is ideal for minimising pilling and produces a beautiful stitch definition. Suitable for socks, slippers, blankets, garments and accessories.

Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 - 4.5mm (US 4 - 7) needles
Gauge: 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 4mm (US 6) needles

100g - approx 200m/218y

Fiber Lily HARMONY DK

8ply, 100% superwash merino. High quality, soft, machine washable yarn suitable for socks, baby blankets, afghans, garments and accessories.

100g - 224m/246y

Fiber Lily Plush Aran

12 ply 100% Extrafine Merino superwash, gorgeous squishy soft aran weight yarn. Great for chunkier knit or crochet projects such as garments, beanies, scarves and blankets.

Recommended Needle Size: 4.5 - 5.5mm (US 7 - 9) needles
Gauge (stocking stitch): 18sts x 24 rows over 10cm/4 inches
on 5mm (US 8) needles

100g – approx. 166m/181y

Fiber Lily Mohair Silk Lace

Lace weight 70% Ultrafine Kid Mohair, 30% Mulberry Silk. Even softer and fluffier than the previous mohair lace base. This amazingly soft yarn is beautiful on it’s own in lace weight patterns, or held double with your favourite yarn to add thickness, texture and interest in your projects.

Recommended Needle Size: 3 - 4mm (US 2-6) needles
Gauge (stocking stitch): 32sts x 40 rows over 10cm (4 inches) on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

50g - approx. 420m/459y

Fiber Lily Mohair Lace

75% kid mohair, 25% nylon. Deliciously fluffy and soft next to skin yarn. Ideal on it’s own in lace weight patterns or held double with your favourite yarn to add texture and influence the colour you are using.

Recommended Needle Size: 3 - 4mm (US 2-6) needles
Gauge: 32sts x 40 rows over 10cm (4 inches) on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

50g – approx 400m/437y

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