about our yarns

Great yarn starts with great fiber. 

Based in Asia, we have access to high-quality wool, mohair, camel down, and other luxury fibers intended for industrial-scale garment production.  We add an artisanal touch to these gorgeous fibers to bring you unique yarns you can't find anywhere else.

helix

Our best seller, Helix is a soft and springy two-ply yarn with lots of bounce. It's a heavy sport / light DK weight, spun from 60s (Bradford count) Australian Merino wool. Helix is available in a wide range of semi-solid colors, perfect for shawls, accessories, and more.  

Each dye lot is unique, so we recommend working garments from two skeins at a time, and purchasing all the yarn you need for your project at one time.  

Recommended gauge: 25 sts & 38 rows over 4" in stockinette

Recommended needle: US 4 / 3.5 mm or 5 / 3.75 mm)

 

hexa

Spun from the same fine Australian Merino as Helix, Hexa is next-to-the-skin soft and a great choice for colorwork, garments, shawls, accessories, and more.

Hexa is a spun in six ply construction with a touch of over-twist to reduce splitting and support great stitch definition. Hexa is more durable and hard-wearing then Helix, and dimensionally stable after blocking.

Hexa is dyed to resist pooling, but working from two balls at a time is recommended.

Recommended needle: US 5 / 3.75 mm or 6 / 4.0 mm

 

penumbra

Soft as a cloud, Penumbra combines 65% fine mohair with 35% nylon in a micro-chainette construction. With intense, saturated color and a lovely halo, Penumbra is a great choice for luxurious wraps, shawls, and layering pieces. 

Due to the fineness of the threads used in its construction, Penumbra is susceptible to snagging. It is not recommended for hard-wearing garments, or for wear with snag-inducing jewelry or accessories. 

Recommended gauge: 25 sts & 38 rows over 4" in stockinette

Recommended needle: US 4 / 3.5 mm - US 7 / 4.5 mm) needle

what to expect from our yarn

Our yarns are all dyed by hand, by one skilled dyer. While hand-dyeing is both an art and a science, it's an art first and foremost. Every skein of yarn is slightly different, with its own individual color fingerprint. This is part of its magic.

That being said, it's not possible to duplicate dye lots with 100% accuracy. We include at least 10% extra yarn in every kit, but it is really important that you knit to gauge so you don't run out. Please, please, please start with a gauge swatch.

We recommend knitting from two skeins at once on garments and larger projects to maximize randomness and give the best finish.

color-fastness

When you block or wash a project made from our yarn, you will most likely see some color in the wash water. This is normal for hand-dyed yarns, especially with red colors, and won't affect the appearance of your garment. We recommend using a gentle wool wash such as Eucalan or baby shampoo to wash your knitted items.

We do not recommend wet blocking or washing at home for items pairing white or very light colors with bright and over-saturated contrasting colors. If you are willing to steam block and dry-clean these items - shine on, you crazy diamond! Dry cleaning can help set these colors and prevent bleeding.

maintaining your finished objects

When exposed to enough wear and abrasion, all wool will pill. We recommend brushing hand-knitted items made from our yarns with a pumice stone (also known as a sweater stone) as needed to keep them looking fresh.

color matching 

Device monitors aren't capable of rendering true color - It's simply a limitation of the technology. As such, even with the use of color-adjusting software, our yarn photos can't be 100% accurate.

We are more than happy to send you samples from any of our kits so you can double-check the color. We ask that you pay us $5 to cover shipping costs. You'll get a coupon with your samples good for $5 off your next order. 

returns

We want you to be happy.

If you open your package and the yarn inside doesn't work for you, please get in touch.   Got a question? email info@infinitetwist.com.