BrittyRaeKnits

Creating Beautifully Hand Dyed Yarn to Color the World

Like a Cloud- An incredibly soft and squishy base made with a single ply extra fine Merino wool. This yarn is perfect for soft drapey shawls or anything that you want to wear next to the skin. This fiber is ethically sourced and is from sheep farms where mulesing is not practiced.

Fingering Weight 1 ply

100% Superwash Extra Fine Merino Wool

437 Yards 100 Grams

19.5 micron (this means that it’s insanely soft!)

Merino 75- A beautiful and smooth base!! The twist and the addition of nylon to this base makes it perfect for hard-wearing hand knits like socks, accessories and garments! This fiber is ethically sourced and is from sheep farms where mulesing is not practiced.

Fingering Weight 3 ply

75% Superwash Merino Wool 25% Nylon

415 Yards 100 Grams

Merino 85- A gloriously soft base, perfect for shawls and soft accessories! The nylon adds a bit of strength to the yarn itself and it’s 19.5 microns. That means it’s really REALLY soft! This fiber is ethically sourced from sheep farms where mulesing is not practiced.

Fingering Weight 4 ply

85% Superwash Merino Wool 15% Nylon

425 Yards 100 Grams.

19.5 Microns (this means it’s insanely soft!)

Polwarth Fingering- Did you know that the Polwarth sheep breed is an old breed combining 75% merino sheep and 25% lincoln sheep? Polwarth yarn is similar to merino but the staple length of the fibers is longer and it has a lovely drape, great lustre, and a nice sheen. It is said to be the ideal yarn for hand knitting.

Fingering Weight 4 ply

100% Superwash Polwarth wool

437 Yards 100 Grams

Lovely DK- This is such a luxurious base! It has the softness and smoothness of a Merino Cashmere Nylon blend in a super versatile dk weight!. DK weight yarn is an excellent choice for accessories, shawls, and sweaters and the superwash nature of this yarn makes for easy care. You’ll want to nuzzle your face into this one! This fiber is ethically sourced from sheep farms where mulesing is not practiced.

DK Weight 4 ply

80% Extra Fine SW Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon

246 Yards 100 Grams

19.5 micron (this means that it’s insanely soft!)

Merino Worsted/Aran- This base is worsted spun which makes the yarn smooth and dense. It has a terrific shine and will work well for any accessories or sweaters you choose to make with it! This fiber is ethically sourced and is from sheep farms where mulesing is not practiced.

Worsted/Aran Weight 3 ply

100% Extra Fine Superwash Extra Fine Merino Wool

181 Yards 100 Grams

19.5 micron (this means that it’s insanely soft!)

BFL Worsted/Aran- This base is from the Blue Faced Leicester breed of sheep and it is worsted spun which makes the yarn smooth and dense. It is exclusively sourced from farms in the UK and is graded to ensure the highest quality. While BFL is not as soft as merino, it is still comfortable next to the skin and has amazing drape and durability.

Worsted/Aran Weight 3 ply

100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester Wool

181 Yards 100 Grams

Local Worsted-Local Worsted is yarn that is locally made, here in Northern Michigan! In fact, the fiber mill is just a few miles away! Furthermore, each colorway is completely unique and non-repeatable! I save any extra dye that I have after dyeing my regular colorways and use the remnants to dye these gorgeous skeins of locally made yarn! Not only does this yarn save on waste, it also supports local businesses! Did I mention that Local Worsted has more yardage and weight than the average skein of worsted weight yarn?

Worsted Weight 3 Ply

100% Locally Made Non Superwash Merino Wool

250 Yards 112 Grams (4 oz)

Big Beautiful Wool- This yarn base will make all of your chunky squishy fiber dreams come true! This fiber is ethically sourced and is from sheep farms where mulesing is not practiced.

Bulky Weight 3 ply

100% Superwash Merino Wool

106 Yards 100 Grams

Comfy Sock- This yarn base is a light fingering weight yarn that will work very well for socks or other light accessories. The addition of nylon makes for a strong fiber but the merino keeps it nice and smooth. This fiber is ethically sourced and is from sheep farms where mulesing is not practiced.

Fingering Weight 4 ply

75% Superwash Merino Wool 25% Nylon

463 Yards 100 Grams

Super Sock- This base has it all! The strength, the “next to skin” softness, and the glorious drape make for a fabulous yarn choice! It is exclusively sourced from farms in the UK and is graded to ensure the highest quality.

Fingering Weight 4 ply

75% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 25% Nylon

464 Yards 100 Grams

The Dyeing Process: All yarn is rinsed in warm water to remove any excess dye and then soaked in a bath of lanolin-enriched Lavender Eucalan to condition the fibers so the yarn comes to you soft and smooth!

Hand Dyed Yarn is beautifully imperfect. Colors may appear slightly different due to the nature of the dyeing process.

A note about non-superwash wool: Colorways may appear slightly different with a non-superwash wool fiber base. Speckles and colors could possibly be more muted.

Yarn Care:

Your hand knits will benefit most from gentle hand washing in cool water with a mild detergent and laying flat to dry. However, superwash yarns may be washed in the washing machine but I would recommend washing them alone or with other hand knits and laying them flat to dry. Yarn may bleed a little after the first wash but don’t panic! This is completely normal with hand dyed yarns.