Powerful yarn searches

We have a large database of current and discontinued yarns that you can browse directly or search with our custom-built search engine.

Brand name

If you can't remember the entire name, just type what you can remember and we'll probably be able to find it anyway!

Examples (clickable):

rowan big wool


It doesn't matter if you type in uppercase or lowercase or a mixture.

Weight name

You can search for yarns using either USA or UK weight names as follows:

1 ply thread
2 ply lace
3 ply light fingering
4 ply fingering
5 ply sport
8 ply dk
9 ply light worsted
10 ply worsted
10 ply aran
11 ply heavy worsted
12 ply bulky (or chunky)
super bulky (or super chunky)
jumbo (or arm knitting)

You can combine a weight with any other search terms, e.g. a brand.


If you want to search for a particular gauge, state the number of stitches for 10cm (4"), either as a single figure or as a range. The search will identify yarns with a gauge that overlaps your desired range.


You can filter the results by price band ($-$$$$$).

Note that we don't have price information for every yarn in the database yet and the price bands are for guidance only. Yarn prices can vary quite a bit depending on which country you're in and what special offers are currently applied.

Active / discontinued status

You can use the word active to exclude discontinued yarns from the results. If you want to see only discontinued yarns, use the word discontinued.

Fiber content

Yarns come in a wide variety of fibers:

acetate (3) acrylic (2217) alpaca (676) baby alpaca (146) superfine alpaca (47) suri alpaca (2) angora (97) bamboo viscose (229) banana viscose (1) buffalo (12) camel (37) baby camel (2) cashmere (426) chlorofiber (3) corn / maize (5) cotton (1245) mercerized cotton (192) organic cotton (73) cupro (1) elastic (25) hemp (24) linen (192) llama (42) lurex (4) lycra (4) metallic (213) microfiber (79) milk protein (15) mink (1) modal (10) mohair (371) kid mohair (45) superkid mohair (16) nettle fiber (7) nylon (1793) outlast (5) paper (4) pearl viscose (3) plant fiber (3) polyester (469) polypropylene (6) possum (22) qiviut (2) raffia (1) rayon (214) sea cell (13) silk (900) mulberry silk (61) tussah silk (17) soy (31) spandex (1) sugarcane viscose (4) synthetic (18) tencel (44) viscose (203) wool (1890) superwash wool (836) wool (coarse feel) (3) blue faced leicester wool (69) blue faced leicester superwash wool (35) bowmont wool (1) castlemilk moorit wool (1) columbia wool (11) cormo wool (1) corriedale wool (10) exmoor blueface wool (4) falklands wool (1) falklands superwash wool (4) faroese wool (4) finnish landrace wool (2) galway wool (9) gotland wool (4) greenland wool (1) hebridean wool (2) icelandic wool (8) jacob wool (4) masham wool (8) masham superwash wool (1) merino wool (1119) merino superwash wool (1049) peruvian highland wool (56) peruvian highland superwash wool (8) poll dorset wool (4) polwarth wool (5) rambouillet wool (6) romney wool (1) shetland wool (33) shetland superwash wool (1) targhee wool (5) targhee-columbia wool (3) teeswater wool (2) texel wool (2) wensleydale wool (12) yak (47)

Excluding fibers


You can also filter by texture, e.g. plied, boucle, chenille, single ply.