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

Cascade

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

Weight name

You can search for yarns using either the number of plies or the weight names as follows:

Plies Weight name
1 ply thread
1 ply cobweb
2 ply lace
3 ply light fingering
4 ply fingering (or super fine)
5 ply sport (or fine)
8 ply dk (or light)
9 ply light worsted
10 ply worsted (or medium)
10 ply aran (or medium)
11 ply heavy worsted
12 ply bulky (or chunky)
super bulky (or super chunky)
jumbo (or without needles)

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

Gauge

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.

Price

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 (4) acrylic (3677) alpaca (1013) alpaca easy-wash (8) amicor (3) baby alpaca (334) superfine alpaca (132) suri alpaca (7) angora (103) bamboo viscose (328) banana viscose (3) buffalo (12) camel (50) baby camel (4) cashmere (646) chitin viscose (1) chlorofiber (3) corn / maize (6) cotton (2199) mercerized cotton (258) organic cotton (204) cupro (4) dralon acrylic (2) elastic (50) eucalyptus viscose (1) heat-generating acrylic (1) hemp (46) jute (1) linen (330) linen viscose (23) llama (58) lurex (6) lycra (3) metallic (433) microfiber (109) milk protein (16) mink (1) modal rayon (22) mohair (509) kid mohair (93) superkid mohair (49) nettle fiber (14) nylon (2842) biodegradable nylon (1) outlast (4) paper / wood pulp (8) pbt (elastic) (13) pearl viscose (2) plant fiber (3) polyester (966) other (unknown) recycled fibers (29) reflective polyester (12) olefin / polypropylene (7) possum (27) qiviut (4) rayon (226) sea cell (17) silk (1220) mulberry silk (135) tussah silk (29) soy viscose (40) spandex (3) sugarcane viscose (4) synthetic (28) tencel / lyocell (99) vicuna (1) viscose (506) wool (2494) superwash wool (1345) wool (rustic/coarse) (5) aquilana wool (1) blue faced leicester wool (97) blue faced leicester superwash wool (54) bowmont wool (1) castlemilk moorit wool (1) cheviot wool (6) columbia wool (18) cormo wool (8) corriedale wool (36) corriedale superwash wool (5) devon closewool wool (1) eco-wash wool (1) exmoor blueface wool (8) exmoor horn wool (2) falklands wool (10) falklands superwash wool (5) faroese wool (6) finnish landrace wool (3) galway wool (12) gotland wool (7) greenland wool (1) hebridean wool (5) icelandic wool (12) jacob wool (4) kerry hill wool (2) lincoln longwool wool (1) manchega wool (5) masham wool (20) masham superwash wool (1) merino wool (1510) merino / border leicester cross (2) merino eco-wash wool (19) merino mercerized wool (3) merino superwash wool (1745) haunui wool (2) highland wool (114) highland superwash wool (12) perendale wool (5) poll dorset wool (8) polwarth wool (10) polwarth superwash wool (1) rafter 7 merino wool (1) rambouillet wool (30) rambouillet superwash wool (1) romney wool (10) shetland wool (48) shetland superwash wool (2) targhee wool (17) targhee superwash wool (1) targhee-columbia wool (6) teeswater wool (2) texel wool (4) tibetan wool (1) welsh mule wool (2) wensleydale wool (14) zwartbles wool (8) yak (91)

Excluding fibers

Textures

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