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LACE WEIGHT

Delicacy75% Superkid Mohair / 25% Mulberry Silk Lace
420 meters / 459 yards per 50 gram / 1.75 oz skein

 

Indulgence - 65% Silk/35% Linen
700 meters / 765 yards per 113 gram / 4.0 oz skein
Indulgence is considered either a heavy lace weight or a light fingering weight yarn. The luxurious blend of silk and linen has a beautiful sheen and plenty of drape, perfect for a garment that will just get softer with wear. The yarn colours on Indulgence are softer and more muted as a result of the way silk and linen take the dye. *Only available as Dyed Stock

 

FINGERING

Revival Fingering - 49% Wool/34% Mohair/11% Nylon/4% Acrylic/2% Silk
400 meters / 437 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge:  28 - 36 sts / 4 inches (10 cm)  US 1 - 2 or 2.25 - 2.75mm
Enjoy this luxury fingering weight yarn while knowing you are enjoying something that is also environmentally conscious! Fibres that used to be wasted during the carding process are now reclaimed and made into a high twist, luxury yarn. The mohair adds a gentle halo, while the nylon and silk give it strength. This yarn base dyes up with stunning results and is a great choice for a large variety of projects thanks to its generous yardage.

Merino/Silk Fingering - 75% SW Extra Fine Merino/25% Silk Light Fingering 
400 meters / 437 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge:  28 - 36 sts / 4 inches (10 cm)  US 1 - 2 or 2.25 - 2.75mm
This luxurious yarn is made from extra fine merino and tussah silk. The three ply structure has just the right amount of twist to allow the best qualities of both fibers to shine through, and the resulting fabric is lustrous and bouncy. This decadently soft yarn is perfect for any garments that would be worn next to the skin.

Merino Singles Fingering– 100% Superwash Merino
413 meters / 452 yards per 113 gram / 4.0 oz skein
Gauge:  28 - 36 sts / 4 inches (10 cm)  US 1 - 2 or 2.25 - 2.75 mm
**Not suitable for socks
This yarn is soft, lightweight, warm, and durable, and fantastic for many projects; however, it is not suitable for everyday socks. The pure wool content of this yarn means that it takes dye beautifully, resulting in rich vibrant colours.  *Only available as Dyed Stock

Socknado Fingering - 80% SW Fine Merino/20%Nylon 
350 meters / 385 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge:  27 - 32 sts / 4 inches (10 cm)  US 1.5 - 3 or 2.5 - 3.25 mm
Our most popular and versatile yarn base is made from top quality merino wool blended with just the right amount of nylon to provide durability. Socknado is suitable for all your crafting needs and for all types of projects including socks, sweaters, shawls, mitts, gloves, and hats, and more! This three ply yarn is custom spun just for Ancient Arts and is soft and strong; making it a joy to knit and to wear. 

Little Nettle Soft Fingering– 68% SW Fine Merino/32% Nettle
350 meters / 385 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge:  27 - 32 sts / 4 inches (10 cm)  US 1.5 - 3 or 2.5 - 3.25 mm
Little Nettle Soft is a unique and eco-friendly blend of Fine Merino and nettle fibre, which results in a yarn that will give your garments beautiful drape, lustre, and stitch definition. Fine Merino is one of the most popular wools for a good yarn because it creates a soft, lofty yarn with plenty of bounce and character and feels wonderful next to the skin. Nettle is a very eco-conscious and sustainable plant fibre that comes from the Common Stinging Nettle plant family. It consists of long white fibres that are found deep inside the stem, and they are extracted from the nettle plant in the same way that linen is extracted from the flax plant. However, unlike flax or cotton, nettle does not require the use of herbicides or pesticides, and it requires much less water to grow and is a perennial. It has been used by people for millennia to make yarn, and historically we find it in everything from Viking ship sails to fine woven textiles. It is lustrous, soft, wrinkle resistant (wrinkles will hang out), and is fabulous for warm weather knits because it is breathable. Thanks to it’s hollow fibres it is also temperature regulating so you can wear it year round! Nettle is also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral, plus it adds strength to a yarn and helps preserve the shaping of garments. In this yarn the nettle does not take up dye and this results in a lovely soft heathering effect, providing a silk-like sheen to the yarn. This wonderful yarn is as close as you can get to an all-purpose yarn and will give you many years of enjoyment!


Lascaux Fine / Lascaux Fine 50’s - 25% Manx Loaghtan/75% Punta Arenas Wool
Lascaux Fine 50’s – 175 meters / 192 yards per 50 gram / 1.75 oz skein
Lascaux Fine 100 – 350 meters / 385 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein

Gauge: 25 – 30 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 1.5 – 2.5 or 2.5 - 3.0 mm
Lascaux Fine is a delightful blend of heritage and modern sheep fibre spun into a 2-ply fingering weight yarn which is perfect for stranded colourwork projects. It is available in two sizes of skeins – 50 g and the regular 100g skein. The 50gm skeins are perfect for colourwork projects when you only need a small quantity of an accent colour. 
The heritage breed sheep is Manx Loaghtan, found only on the Isle of Mann, and the modern breed is the Punta Arenas from South America. The natural colour of this yarn is a light brown, so it has a heathered undertone when it is dyed, and although it looks rustic, it actually knits up exceptionally soft! This is a great yarn that feels wonderful against the skin, making it suitable for garments like mitts, sweaters and even lace shawls!
Note: Lascaux has it's own unique colour palette due to the natural colour of the yarn. 
 

HEAVY FINGERING

Passion 8 - 80% SW Merino/20% Nylon
400 meters / 435 yards per 113 gram / 4.0 oz skein
Gauge:  27 - 32 sts / 4 inches (10 cm)  US 1.5 - 3 or 2.5 - 3.25 mm
Passion 8 is an eight ply ring spun cabled yarn that can be considered a heavy fingering or sport weight yarn. It is a perfect blend of top quality merino and nylon, making it soft, bouncy, and durable. It is suitable for a wide variety of garments and accessories such as socks, shawls, and especially sweaters, especially in tone on tone colorways.  This heavy fingering weight yarn has a great handle so it is a joy to knit.

 

SPORT WEIGHT

Oasis - 80% Extra Fine Merino/20% Baby Camel
320 m / 350 yds per 100 gm / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge: 24 - 26 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 3 - 5 or 3.25 - 3.75 mm
Oasis is a luxury yarn made from premium Merino wool and Baby Camel down. This yarn has been treated with the Basolan process which uses an organic chlorine donating compound to etch the fibre providing shrink-resistance, reducing pilling, and enhancing the lustre and soft handle of the yarn. This yarn is made using a ring-spun 8-ply structure that is perfect for the fine fibre blend, producing a longer wearing yarn that is gorgeously soft and bouncy with great stitch definition and drape. 
Note: Oasis has it's own unique colour palette due to the natural colour of the yarn. 

Bunny Hug  - 44% Extra Fine Merino/17% Super Kid Mohair/13% Angora/26% Nylon
300 m / 330 yds per 100 gm / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge: 23 - 26 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 3 - 5 or 3.25 - 3.75 mm
These well spun, limited edition skeins of yarn are knit, crochet, and weaving friendly thanks to its well thought out construction - lacking any loose loops adds a dash of fun texture and variety to any project.

 

DK WEIGHT

Lascaux DK 25% Manx Loaghtan/75% Punta Arenas Wool
250 meters / 273 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge: 21 - 24 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 5 - 7 or 3.75 - 4.5 mm

Lascaux DK is the perfect sweater yarn! It knits like a dream and feels wonderful against the skin! Lascaux is a delightful blend of Old World and New World sheep fibre. Manx Loaghtan is a heritage breed sheep found only on the Isle of Mann, and the modern breed is the Punta Arenas from South America. The natural colour of this yarn is a light brown, so it has a heathered undertone when it is dyed, and although it looks rustic, it actually knits up exceptionally soft! 
Note: Lascaux has it's own unique colour palette due to the natural colour of the yarn.  

Nettle Soft DK - 68% SW Fine Merino/32% Nettle
240 meters / 263 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge: 21 - 24 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 5 - 7 or 3.75 - 4.5 mm
Nettle Soft DK is a unique and eco-friendly blend of Fine Merino and nettle fibre, which results in a yarn that will give your garments beautiful drape, lustre, and stitch definition. Fine Merino is one of the most popular wools for a good yarn because it creates a soft, lofty yarn with plenty of bounce and character and feels wonderful next to the skin. Nettle is a very eco-conscious and sustainable plant fibre that comes from the Common Stinging Nettle plant family. It consists of long white fibres that are found deep inside the stem, and they are extracted from the nettle plant in the same way that linen is extracted from the flax plant. However, unlike flax or cotton, nettle does not require the use of herbicides or pesticides, and it requires much less water to grow and is a perennial. It has been used by people for millennia to make yarn, and historically we find it in everything from Viking ship sails to fine woven textiles. It is lustrous, soft, wrinkle resistant (wrinkles will hang out), and is fabulous for warm weather knits because it is breathable. Thanks to it’s hollow fibres it is also temperature regulating so you can wear it year round! Nettle is also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral, plus it adds strength to a yarn and helps preserve the shaping of garments. In this yarn the nettle does not take up dye and this results in a lovely soft heathering effect, providing a silk-like sheen to the yarn. This wonderful yarn is as close as you can get to an all-purpose yarn and will give you many years of enjoyment!

 
Merino DK/Light Worsted– 100% SW Extra Fine Merino
200 meters / 220 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge: 21 - 24 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 5 - 7 or 4.0 - 4.5 mm
This top quality merino wool has just the right twist to make sure that this three ply DK weight yarn is lusciously soft and bouncy, while making sure it is superbly durable and pill resistant. It is a joy to knit and wear, and colours are true, intense, and rich on this fabulous yarn!

 

WORSTED WEIGHT 

Revival Worsted - 49% Wool/34% Mohair/11% Nylon/4% Acrylic/2% Silk 
180 meters / 198 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge: 16 - 20 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 7 - 8 or 4.5 - 5.0 mm
Enjoy this luxury worsted weight yarn while knowing you are enjoying something that is also environmentally conscious! Fibres that used to be wasted during the carding process are now reclaimed and made into a high twist, luxury yarn. The mohair adds a gentle halo, while the nylon and silk give it strength. This yarn base dyes up with stunning results and is a great choice for a large variety of projects.

Lascaux Worsted - 25% Manx Loaghtan/75% Punta Arenas Wool
200 meters / 220 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
Gauge: 16 - 20 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 6 - 8 or 4.0 - 5.0 mm
Lascaux Worsted is a delightful blend of Old World and New World sheep fibre. Manx Loaghtan is a heritage breed sheep found only on the Isle of Mann, and the modern breed is the Punta Arenas from South America. The natural colour of this yarn is a light brown, so it has a heathered undertone when it is dyed, and although it looks rustic, it actually knits up exceptionally soft! This is a great yarn that feels wonderful against the skin, making it perfect for sweaters and shawls.
Note: Lascaux has it's own unique colour palette due to the natural colour of the yarn.  

 

BULKY WEIGHT

Big Squeeze - 100% Superwash Fine Merino  
116 meters / 127 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 Oz skein
Approximate gauge 14 stitches / 4 inches (10 cm) US 9-11 or 5.5 – 8 mm
This yarn is named Big Squeeze for a reason! Our big juicy skeins are made with fine Merino and spun to be soft but durable. This yarn takes the dye intensely and shows off both tonal and variegated colourways to perfection.