Yarn Types
Knitting is more fun when you really know your yarn. Learn about fiber type, weight and how to make substitutions.
Aran? Worsted? Fingering? Figuring out yarn weights can feel like learning a whole new language. You can thank the Craft Yarn Council for that: they're the folks who determine how yarns are categorized and labeled.
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Learn techniques for dyeing solid, speckled and variegated yarns at home. Create gorgeous colorways with tips for prepping, dyeing and drying your fibers.
Sarah Eyre
Sarah Eyre
Learn to knit a fashionable sweater using only your stash yarns.
Sally Melville
Sally Melville
Bust your stash! Learn how to identify, sort and store your yarns as you explore creative new ideas for putting them to use.
Clara Parkes
Clara Parkes
Substitute yarns you want into designs you adore! Learn about weights, fiber types and gauge as you conquer simple techniques to adjust any pattern.
Kellie Nuss
Kellie Nuss
Build your yarn-dyeing skills with gradients, hand painting and more.
Sarah Eyre
Sarah Eyre
Knitting's the gift that keeps on giving, and these seven classes are the proof. Even if you've knit for decades, we PROMISE you'll learn something new and come away more in love with your craft than ever. (If that's even possible.)
Bluprint
Got a huge stash of second-hand, or even hand-me-down yarn? Jackpot! But not so fast...now you need to figure out if these mystery skeins will work for the project you were dreaming up. To do this, you'll need to check the yarn weight. However, unless Great Aunt Alice was really organized, there probably are no labels in sight.
Ashley Little
The fastest way to become a better, more confident knitter is to understand your fiber! Learn how to choose the right yarn for the best results with fiber guru Clara Parkes.
Clara Parkes
Clara Parkes
Shop Supplies
  • Your future lace shawls will thank you. Cloudborn Superwash Merino Sport Twist is the luxe wool yarn they've been longing for! Spun from 100% superwash merino, this fabulous fiber option is long-lasting, super-smooth and wonderfully warm. Choose from an assortment of inviting hues, and use them to create beautiful accessories that are love at first wear!
  • "Wool you be mine?" That's the question knitters ask when they encounter Cloudborn Highland Sport. Spun from 100% fine Peruvian Highland Wool, this dependable yarn felts well and works up with great stitch definition. Available in 50g skeins that come in a variety of beautiful colors, Highland Sport is a stellar choice for colorwork projects and is sure to stand up well to the test of time.
  • The perfect yarn for new knitters – great for bulky scarves, cowls and more.
  • Incredible stitch definition paired with beautiful drape: Now that's a combination sure to catch any fiber enthusiast's eye. Cloudborn Merino Alpaca Sport is a brilliant blend of 80% merino spun with the added softness of 20% baby alpaca, making it the perfect choice for garments and accessories with a luxuriously soft hand. Choose from a broad range of beautiful hues and enjoy this Craftsy-exclusive yarn in 50g skeins that make it perfect for colorwork.
  • This is cotton that brings contentment — and incredible color! High-quality and 100% cotton, Sprightly Cotton Worsted is a savvy pick for projects that are stunningly soft and comfortably lightweight.
  • Bulky, beautiful and brilliantly long-lasting — say hello to a sweater's best friend.
  • A generous 494 yards? Oh my. And with Cloudborn Highland Fingering, ample yardage is just the cherry on top! You'll enjoy working with high-quality, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool as you create long-lasting garments with excellent stitch definition. Great for shawls and small projects, you'll only find this versatile yarn on Craftsy.
  • Add rich color and luxe sheen to your next knit with Cloudborn's Pima Cotton DK yarn. Created from long-staple cotton, this mercerized fiber is great for making lustrous garments that stay soft and strong through the years.
  • Add stylish stripes to your next knit with Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist Tiny Stripe Yarn. This blend was made for creating soft, strong socks that stay beautiful through everyday use. And, the unique dye pattern creates a fun look anyone will love!
  • You won’t know which to love more—the rich colors or the sumptuous softness! Featuring a slight sheen that makes this yarn perfect for more than just socks, this Cloudborn x Malabrigo Sock Merino wool is a great choice for accessories and gifts. Dyed in lots of five, no two batches of this beautiful yarn are completely the same, but they’re all spectacular.
Maker Projects
Everyone knows the best projects are the ones you make yourself. Get inspired by your fellow crafters and find your next creation!
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