Fingering weight

Merino fingering: A soft, classic 100% superwash merino with 2 high-twist plies, this yarn takes dye beautifully and works well for shawls, scarves, fingerless mitts, and other great accessories.  Standard 100g cakes offer 361 m (395 yds); $42 Cdn.

Merino Giants: 150g cakes of merino fingering provide extra yardage for those larger projects (541 m/ 593 yds); $62 Cdn

Four Quarter: Four Quarter combines four sleek plies of superwash merino into a smooth fingering weight yarn that has excellent stitch definition.  100g skeins provide 400 m (437 yds); $42 Cdn.

Merino/ nylon fingering: A classic high-twist, two-ply superwash merino (80%), with a bit of nylon (20%)  for added strength.  Standard 100g skeins offer 361 m (395 yds); $42 Cdn.

Merino/ nylon gobbets (formerly sockstoppers): a pair of matching 50g cakes (great for making socks or mitts!) for a total of 361 m (395 yds); $42 Cdn.

Sock: Sock is a sleek four-ply with the same texture and superwash merino as Four Quarter, but with 25% nylon added for strength.  This base is available only as gobbets (formerly sockstoppers), which are pairs of matching 50g cakes that offer a total of 422 m (462 yds); $42 Cdn.

BFL giants: A sleek 4-ply fingering with a tight twist, this Bluefaced Leicester takes dyes beautifully, with rich saturated colours. This base comes in giant 150 g skeins, offering plenty of yardage for shawls and other substantial projects (600 m/ 656 yds).  $62 Cdn.

Merino/ silk fingering: A sleek, super-lustrous 4-ply blend of 50% superwash merino, 50% silk.  This yarn has the lovely sheen and drape of classic silk yarns.  100g skeins provide 400 m (438 yds); $48 Cdn

MCN giant: A 4-ply MCN with 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon.  This yarn has a smooth hand and a lovely soft feel. 150g giants offer 549 m (600 yds), $66 Cdn.

Alpaca/ silk/ linen fingering: This is a sophisticated, lightweight yarn that combines the drape of alpaca (50%) and silk (25%) with the crisp feel of linen (25%). The linen and alpaca mean that it seems a bit hairy and crunchy at first, but it softens beautifully after blocking.  It takes colours in soft, muted shades.  100g skeins provide 400 m (437 yds), $48 Cdn

Tough Yak fingering: This is a drapey, super-soft combination of superwash merino (70%) and yak (20%), with a touch of nylon (10%) to add strength.  The yak adds a faint halo to the yarn, which highlights the lovely deep, rich hues of the dye.  100g skeins of 400 m (437 yds), $44 Cdn.

Yak!: A light, low twist yarn made of three plies of yak down: two a natural medium brown, the other a natural cream colour. The result is a fluffy yarn that takes a range of muted hues with brighter pops of colour from the lighter ply.  It has a distinctive but not unpleasant yak scent when damp, reminding us that, yes, indeed, this comes from an animal!  100g cakes offer 450m (492 yds), $48