OUR BASES

When it comes to selecting our bases, we are uncompromising in our standards.

Animal welfare, fair trade, environmental sustainability and high quality are all our top priorities.

We only work with suppliers who share these ethical and quality values, allowing us to provide our customers with products that are not only beautiful, but responsibly sourced.

NIAMH

SILK/MERINO

50% Merino wool/50% Silk

(Lace and 4ply available in Superwash or non-Superwash)

A luxurious blend of silk and merino combine to produce this beautifully soft base. Niamh means lustre, radiance and brightness, qualities which are all reflected in this sumptuous yarn.

The daughter of the Irish god of the sea, Niamh (pronounced “Neev”) was an beautiful princess who fell in love with with the human hero Oisin. They lived together for 300 years in Tír na nÓg (The land of youth).

Niamh has wonderful stitch definition and drape. It’s soft, flowing texture makes it the perfect match for shawls, sweaters, baby knits or any garment worn close to sensitive skin.

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Available weights:

Lace 100g/800m

4ply (100g/400m)

DK (100g/225m)

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: Argentina/Uruguay (sourced from non mulesed sheep)

OONAGH

MERINO

100% Merino wool

(4ply available in Superwash or non-Superwash)

Soft, warm and scrummy. Oonagh (pronounced “oo-na”) is our personal favourite for cosy, supersoft sweaters. This base loves to be dyed, producing wonderfully vivid colourways.

Oonagh’s fine texture means it’s ideal when creating warm garments for wearing close to sensitive skin.

According to Irish folklore, Oonagh was Queen of the Fairies, and wore a robe of silver and dew. She has also been seen as the Irish goddess of nature, love and relationship.

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Available weights:

Lace (100g/1200m)

4ply (100g/400m)

DK (100g/225m)

Aran (100g/166m)

Chunky (100g/100m)

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: Argentina/Uruguay (sourced from non mulesed sheep)

DÚN NA NGALL

DONEGAL TWEED

Dún na nGall (Irish for Donegal) is our tribute to the long heritage of Donegal’s world famous tweed.

We use two different bases in our Dún na nGall range:

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1. For our sock weight, we’ve selected a beautiful blend of Blue Face Leicester and Donegal Nep. The natural elasticity of Blue Faced Leicester wool make this yarn perfect for knitting nylon free socks, but it works equally well for shawls, sweaters or most patterns which use this weight.

All our Blue Faced Leicester bases are 100% British and produced from small farms within the UK.

85% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester wool/15% Donegal Nep (cotton)

Available weights:

Sock 100g/400m

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

2. Our remaining weights combine supersoft Merino with Donegal Nep to produce this naturally speckled yarn.

85% Superwash Merino wool/15% Donegal Nep (cotton)

Available weights:

4ply 100g/400m

DK 100g/212m

Aran 100g/166m

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: Argentina/Uruguay (sourced from non mulesed sheep)

DÚN NA NGALL MULTI

MULTI-COLOURED DONEGAL TWEED

85% Superwash Merino wool/15% Multi-coloured Donegal Nep (cotton)

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Available weights:

4ply 100g/400m

DK 100g/212m

Aran 100g/166m

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: Argentina/Uruguay (sourced from non-mulsed sheep).

GRÁINNE

BLUE FACED LEICESTER

100% Blue Faced Leicester wool

(DK and Aran available in Superwash or non-Superwash)

Gráinne (pronounced “GRAWN yeh”) has a slightly more robust texture, making it a perfect choice for projects where retention of shape is important. The hard wearing and natural elasticity of Blue Faced Leicester wool makes an ideal yarn for knitting nylon free socks. All our Blue Faced Leicester bases are 100% British, and produced from small farms within the UK.

Gráinne was the Irish goddess of the grain, and it was believed that she protected seeds over the dark winter months.

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Available weights:

Lace (100g/800m)

Sock (100g/400m)

DK (100g/225m)

Aran (100g/166m)

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

ÁINE

COTTON

100% non-Superwash Pima Cotton

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Available Weights:

Lace 100g/800m

4ply 100g/400m

DK 100g/200m

Aran 100g/166m

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: Peru

SORCHA

KIDSILK LACE

72% Kid Mohair/ 28% Silk

Lace 50g/420m

Recommended needle/hook size: 3mm - 5mm

non-Superwash

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: Europe/South Africa

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EMER

ORGANIC SOUTH AMERICAN MERINO

100% non-Superwash Organic South American Merino wool

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Available Weights

4ply 100g/350m

DK 100g/225m

Aran 100g/166m

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: Peru (sourced from non mulesed sheep)

IMO/GOTS Organic Certified

DANU

PERUVIAN HIGHLAND

100% non-Superwash Peruvian Highland wool

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Available Weights

4ply 100g/420m

DK 100g/225m

Aran 100g/200m

Wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Country of origin: Peru

FIBRE

We stock a range of fibre bases for spinning and felting.

All our fibre is custom dyed and combed by a UK based mill.

Our roving is machine combed, producing a beautifully even fibre top, while our rolags and batts are hand combed, blended and rolled in our studio.

More information on can be found on the individual product pages.

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