Singles Yarns: Better Together

Our latest yarn review covers singles yarns. A single-ply brings fibers together seamlessly in surprising and classic combinations.

singles yarns

1 Wisdom Yarns ­Poems Silk, distributed by Universal Yarn

Long-striping jewel tones and a touch of silk knit up with regal shimmer.

Content: 75% wool, 25% silk
Put-Up: 109 yd [100 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]
Construction: Singles
Care: Handwash cold or dry clean
Recommended Gauge: 18 sts and 23 rows = 4″ (10 cm) on size 8 (5 mm)

singles yarns

2 Noro Kirara, distributed by Knitting Fever

A wild combination of brilliantly colored wool, cotton, silk, and angora has lightness and warmth for all seasons.

51% wool, 29% cotton, 10% silk, 10% angora
Put-Up: 164 yd [150 m]/13/4oz [50 g]
Construction: Singles
Care: Handwash, low iron
Recommended Gauge: 20–22 sts and 28–30 rows = 4″ (10 cm) on size 3–6 (3.5–4 mm)

singles yarns

3 Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino

Loosely spun baby suri alpaca and merino wool are rich and buttery with a lavish, opulent drape.

Content: 60% baby suri, 40% ­merino
Put-Up: 164 yd [150 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]
Construction: Singles
Care: ­Handwash or dry clean, dry flat ­
Recommended Gauge: 20–24 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 5–7 (3.75–4.5 mm)

singles yarns

4 Zitron Patina, distributed by Skacel

Viscose rayon gives wool’s softness a gleaming, burnished finish and silky drape.

Content: 55% merino wool, 45% viscose
Put-Up: 120 yd [110 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]
Construction: Singles
Care: Handwash or dry clean
Recommended Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4″ (10 cm) on size 4–6 (3.5–4 mm)

singles yarns

5 The Fibre Company Terra, distributed by Kelbourne Woolens

Rustic and luxurious, baby alpaca, wool, and silk are spun with a tweedy slub in rich kettle-dyed colors.

Content: 40% baby alpaca, 40% wool, 20% silk
Put-Up: 98 yd [90 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]
Construction: Singles
Care: Handwash separately in cool water; lay flat to dry
Recommended Gauge: 18–20 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 8–9 (5–5.5 mm)

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6 Cascade Yarns Casablanca

Matte, wearable texture with a slight halo. Wool, silk, and mohair feel sturdy but refined.

Content: 58% wool, 23% silk, 19% mohair
Put-Up: 220 yd [200 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]
Construction: Singles Care: Handwash, dry flat
Recommended Gauge: 18 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 8 (5 mm)

singles yarns

7 Lorna’s Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies

Richly textured with great stitch definition, wool and mohair combine to show off complex stitch patterns.

Content: 85% wool, 15% mohair
Put-Up: 190 yd [174 m]/4 oz [113 g]
Construction: Singles
Care: Handwash, dry flat
Recommended Gauge: 18 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 8 (5 mm)

Our header image depicts the Carson Sweater by Meghan Jones from knitscene Fall 2016. Created with a simple A-line construction, a front panel of subtle cables, and a yarn that resembles the aurora borealis. Worked in Plymouth Yarn Mushishi – another lovely single-ply!

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