About Our Yarn Bases

All of our yarns are wool-based and most are made in the USA (see specific yarns for more information on sources). Of course, all are dyed with love by Knitcircus in Wisconsin. Please scroll down to find out more about the different yarn bases!

Greatest of Ease - fingering

Greatest of Ease is also USA-sourced yarn, with 80% Merino and 20% nylon. Greatest of  Ease is our perennial best seller and has 400 yards to 100 grams, making it the perfect fingering yarn - it is wonderful for shawls, scarves, cowls, hats, mittens, and socks! 

 Greatest of Ease Fingering


Greatest of Ease Gradient Cakes

Greatest of Ease
(fingering)
yardage for gradient cakes
50g gradient 200 yds
75g gradient 300 yds
100g gradient 400 yds
150g gradient 600 yds
200g double gradient 800 yds
300g double gradient 1200 yds


Greatest of Ease Socks Sets

Greatest of Ease
(fingering)
yardage for socks sets
Small socks set (50g total) 2 x 100 yds
Medium socks set (75g total) 2 x 150 yds
Large socks set (100g total) 2 x 200 yds

Opulence - light fingering

Opulence is USA-spun and we've brought it back by popular demand! It is 80% superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% nylon. This combination makes a sturdy and versatile yarn with the luxury of Cashmere. Opulence has 440 yards to 100 grams, making it the perfect light fingering yarn - it is wonderful for shawls, scarves, cowls, hats, mittens, and socks! 

Opulence Gradient Cakes

Opulence
(light fingering)
yardage for
gradient cakes
50g gradient 220 yds
75g gradient 330 yds
100g gradient 440 yds
150g gradient 660 yds
200g double gradient 880 yds
300g double gradient 1320 yds

Opulence Socks Sets

Opulence
(light fingering)
yardage for socks sets
Small socks set (50g total) 2 x 110 yds
Medium socks set (75g total) 2 x 165 yds
Large socks set (100g total) 2 x 220 yds

 


Parasol - light fingering

Parasol is 100% USA-sourced and USA-spun to our exact specifications. It's another Knitcircus exclusive. Parasol is 70% Merino and 30% Mulberry Silk. This amazing combination makes a drapey yarn with an undeniable sheen. Parasol has 440 yards to 100 grams, making it the perfect light fingering yarn - it is wonderful for shawls, scarves, cowls, hats, and mittens! We don't currently offer Parasol in socks sets, because we want to test its durability first! 

Parasol Gradient Cakes

Parasol
(fingering)
yardage for gradient cakes
50g gradient 220 yds
75g gradient 330 yds
100g gradient 440 yds
150g gradient 660 yds
200g double gradient 880 yds
300g double gradient 1320 yds

 


Trampoline - light fingering

Trampoline is 100% USA-sourced and USA-spun yarn made exclusively for Knitcircus. It is 100% superwash Merino, and has so much bounce, we just HAD to name it trampoline. Trampoline has 440 yards to 100 grams, making it the perfect light fingering yarn - it is wonderful for shawls, scarves, cowls, hats, mittens, and socks! 

Trampoline Fingering

Trampoline Gradient Cakes

Trampoline
(lt fingering)
yardage for
gradient cakes
50g gradient 220 yds
75g gradient 330 yds
100g gradient 440 yds
150g gradient 660 yds
200g double gradient 880 yds
300g double gradient 1320 yds

 

Trampoline Socks Sets

Trampoline
(light fingering)
yardage for socks sets
Small socks set (50g total) 2 x 110 yds
Medium socks set (75g total) 2 x 165 yds
Large socks set (100g total) 2 x 220 yds

 


Fairy Dust - light fingering

Fairy Dust is French sourced and milled. It has just that little je ne sais crois to make it sparkle in any light. It is 70% superwash Merino/25% nylon/5% Stellina. Fairy Dust has 440 yards to 100 grams, making it the perfect light fingering yarn - it is wonderful for shawls, scarves, cowls, hats, mittens, and even sparkly socks! 

  Fairy Dust Fingering

Fairy Dust Gradient Cakes

Fairy Dust
(lt fingering)
yardage for
gradient cakes
50g gradient 220 yds
75g gradient 330 yds
100g gradient 440 yds
150g gradient 660 yds
200g double gradient 880 yds
300g double gradient 1320 yds


Fairy Dust Socks Sets

Fairy Dust
(fingering)
yardage for socks sets
Small socks set (50g total) 2 x 110 yds
Medium socks set (75g total) 2 x 165 yds
Large socks set (100g total) 2 x 220 yds

 


Lavish - light sport (being discontinued in April '17)

Lavish is milled in Italy and is a Knitcircus exclusive. I is 70% Merino, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Because it is a bit denser than our fingering weight yarns, we make the gradient cakes a bit larger (for example, a 100g cake is actually 117g) to ensure that you get sufficient yardage. It knits up just a bit looser than most fingerings, so we call it a light sport.

Lavish

Lavish Gradient Cakes

Lavish
(light sport)
yardage for
gradient cakes
57g gradient 200 yds
85g gradient 300 yds
115g gradient 400 yds
170g gradient 600 yds
230g double gradient 800 yds
340g double gradient 1200 yds


Lavish Socks Sets

Lavish
(light sport)
yardage for socks sets
Small socks set (50g total) 2 x 90 yds
Medium socks set (75g total) 2 x 135 yds
Large socks set (100g total) 2 x 180 yds

 


Magnificent DK

Magnificent is just that - magnificent! Milled in the USA, this DK yarn soaks up our colors beautifully. It has 250 yds per 100g, so it's that perfect inbetween weight for times you don't want worsted, but you need something larger than fingering. This is fantastic for sweaters and ALL accessories!

 Magnificent

Magnificent Gradient Cakes

Magnificent
(DK)
yardage for
gradient cakes
50g gradient 125 yds
75g gradient 188 yds
100g gradient 250 yds
150g gradient 375 yds
200g double gradient 500 yds
300g double gradient 750 yds

Ringmaster

Ringmaster is USA milled and a lofty worsted weight yarn with a sheen that is hard to resist! It knits up quickly and is super squishy! This makes great sweaters and accessories.

Ringmaster

Ringmaster Gradient Cakes

Ringmaster
(worsted)
yardage for
gradient cakes
50g gradient 125 yds
75g gradient 188 yds
100g gradient 250 yds
150g gradient 375 yds
200g double gradient 500 yds
300g double gradient 750 yds