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Our Yarn Bases

We select all our yarn bases carefully for quality and sustainability and by what we love to use ourselves. Most of our bases come from two main wool mills however we do have small batches direct from growers or boutique mills from time to time, particularly in our Monthly Yarn Tasting.

We use yarn that is produced from wool grown in Australia, South America and the United Kingdom. The Merino wool from both Australia and South America is from flocks that are not mulesed. Both of the mills that process our Merino yarns have given us that guarantee in writing when we enquired.

Most of our yarn bases are superwash however we always recommend hand washing for all hand made items made from yarn.

Our yarn bases are listed on Ravelry so you can link your yarn purchases to them in your projects. In the Ravelry yarn search just start your search with NFA and all of our listed yarns will show up.

If you see a colourway you love but you would like it on a different base, please send us a message via our email contact form here on the website and we will get back to you as soon as we can to discuss your requirements.

MERINO SOCK

Soft for use on garments next to the skin but with extra nylon reinforcement for socks.

Fibre - 75% Merino Wool, 25% - Nylon
Weight - Fingering / 4 ply
Wraps per inch - 14
Meterage - 425m (464yds)
Unit weight - 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 28.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size - 2.25 - 3.25mm (US 1 - 3)
Hook size - 2mm - 3.25mm (D)
Texture - plied

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

 

LUX SOCK

Very soft yarn from 19.5 micron Australian Superwash Merino and spun in Italy. Fantastic for garments worn next to the skin such as tops, baby clothes, socks, shawls and scarves, gloves, hats etc. This is a very versatile yarn.

Fibre - 85% Merino Wool, 15% - Nylon
Weight - Fingering / 4 ply
Wraps per inch - 14
Meterage - 400m (437yds)
Unit weight - 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 28.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size - 2.25 - 3.25mm (US 1 - 3)
Hook size - 2mm - 3.25mm (D)
Texture - plied

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

Care - Gentle machine wash or hand wash in cool water / dry flat

 

MERINO SINGLES

A single ply yarn of Australian Ultrafine (19.5 micron) Merino Wool that is suitable for making garments like shawls, scarves, hats and sweaters. Spun in Italy.

Fibres - 100% Superwash Merino
Texture - Single ply
Weight -100 grams
Length: 366 metres / 400 yards
Needles -  2.25 - 3.25mm / US 1-3
Hooks - 2 - 3.25mm / B-E
Gauge - 7 - 8sts = 2.5cms / 1 inch

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

 

MERINO BAMBOO

This yarn is beautifully soft and gentle next to the skin and the bamboo gives strength and a light sheen for a slightly luxurious look.

The Merino wool used to create this yarn is from small farms employing ethical farming practices and the sheep are not mulesed. The bamboo is a sustainably grown resource and is raw bamboo (not viscose which is chemically processed).

The drap tends to make garments grow in length slightly once washed. Swatching is recommended.

Fibers - 80% Merino wool, 20%  Bamboo
Texture - Plied
Weight - Fingering / 4 ply
Wraps per inch - 14
Meterage - 400m (437 yds)
Unit weight - 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 28.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size - 2.25 - 3.5mm (US 1 - 4)

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

 

MERINO SILK YAK

Luxurious yarn for that special project. Silky soft yarn with good drape that is perfect for shawls, cowls or luxury socks and gloves.

The yak content in this yarn gives the dyed effect a lovely grey undertone heathered look, the silk gives a slight sheen.

Fibres - 60% Merino 20% Silk 20% Yak
Texture - plied
Wraps per inch - 14
Meterage - 366m (400yds)
Unit weight - 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 28.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size - 2.25 - 3.25mm (US 1 - 3)
Hook size - 2mm - 3.25mm (D)

Care - Hand wash only in tepid or cool water / dry flat

 

STARDUST

A heavy fingering weight of three plies of Australian 19.5 micron Merino/nylon are spun with a ply of lurex for a soft, durable yarn with sparkle. There is enough lurex to add sparkle, without the scratchiness often associated with lurex yarns, and the extrafine merino gives a soft handle. Add nylon and you have durability too.

The silver lurex retains its strength and shine through the washing process and is well plied with the wool, making it a pleasure to work with.

Fibres - 75% Merino wool, 20% Nylon, 5% Lurex

Texture - Plied
Fingering / 4 ply
Wraps per inch - 14
Meterage- 400m (437yds)
Unit weight - 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 28.0 sts = 4 inches

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

 

SUMMER BLEND

Merino superwash wool and cotton blend fingering weight yarn. A soft yarn that is beautiful to use. The cotton content makes this a great Summer yarn for lacy tops, scarves, light wraps or for Summer socks or baby items.

Fibres - 50% Merino wool, 50% Cotton
Texture - Plied
Fingering / 4 ply
Wraps per inch - 14
Meterage - 400m (437 yds)
Unit weight - 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Needle size - 2.25 - 3.25mm, US (1 - 3)
Hook size - 2mm - 3.25mm (D)

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

 

MOHAIR SILK LACE

It is perfect for luxurious socks as the silk adds strength but it also is a great choice of yarn for shawls and garments that need a little drape.

Hold this soft lace weight together with another yarn to give a soft fluffy haze across the colourway.

Fibres - 70% Ultrafine Kid Mohair, 30% Mulberry Silk
Texture - Kid Mohair spun around a core of silk.
Lace Weight / 2 ply
Wraps per inch - 14
Meterage - 420m (460yds)
Unit weight - 50 grams (1.8 ounces)
Needle size - Variable

Care - We recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

 

SPORTY SUPERWASH MERINO

Lofty and soft, this sports weight superwash merino is suited to garments like shawls, sweaters, scarves, cowls, and socks (with reinforcement for toes and heels). 19.5 micron spun in Italy.

Fibres - 100% Australian Superwash Merino
Texture - plied
Weight - Sports Weight (5 Ply)
Meterage - 224 meters (244 yards)
Unit weight -100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Wraps per Inch - 11
Gauge - 5.5 sts = 1 inch
Needle size - 3.75 - 4.50mm (US 5-7) recommended

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

 

DK MERINO SUPERWASH

A lovely soft and squishy superwash Merino wool. This yarn is perfect for sweaters, hats, socks and other garments. It is not itchy or scratchy and can even be used for baby blankets or clothing. 19.5 micron wool spun in Italy.

Fibres - 100% Australian Superwash Merino
Texture - plied
Weight - DK (8 ply)
Meterage - 224 meters (244 yards)
Unit weight -100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Wraps per Inch - 11
Gauge - 5.5 sts = 1 inch
Needle size - 3.75 - 4.50mm (US 5-7) recommended

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

 

NFA MERINO ARAN SUPERWASH

A beautiful Australian Merino yarn that is soft and comfortable to knit, crochet and to wear next to the skin. Extrafine 19.5 micron. Spun in Italy.

Fibers - 100% Superwash Australian Merino
Texture - Plied
Weight - Aran /10 ply
Meterage - 166m (181yds)
Unit weight - 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 18sts x 24 rows over 10cm/4 inches
Recommended Needle size - 4.5 - 5.5mm (US 7 - 9) needles

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

 

NFA MERINO ARAN NATURAL

A yarn that is as close to its natural origins as possible. No superwash treatment, just a wash to remove the grease and dirt from the fleece then combed for spinning. A great choice for those looking for a luxurious, non superwash, no nylon yarn. Extrafine Australian Merino 19.5 micron, spun in Italy. 

Fibers - 100% Non-Superwash Australian Merino
Texture - Plied
Weight - Aran /10 ply
Meterage - 166m (181yds)
Unit weight - 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 18sts x 24 rows over 10cm/4 inches
Recommended Needle size - 4.5 - 5.5mm (US 7 - 9) needles

Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.

BULKY MERINO SUPERWASH

A lovely soft superwash wool. All of the merino yarn we use is from non-mulesed sheep.  

Fibres - 100% Australian Superwash wool
Texture - plied
Weight - Chunky (12 Ply)
Wraps per inch - 7
Meterage - 100m (110yds)
Unit weight -100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge - 4 sts = 1 inch
Needle size - 5.50 - 8mm (US 9 - 11)


Care - You can machine wash on a gentle cycle however we always recommend or hand washing in cool water / dry flat for all our yarns.


 

 

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