Yeoman Polo 1ply and Yeoman Sport 4ply
Our Yeoman Merinos are very special yarns, using the finest ultra-long smooth 19.5 micron super merino wool that offers the feel of cashmere without the horrendous price tag and no finishing needed!
At Yeoman our Merinos are specially dyed for us with a full machine-wash treatment. This means we are able to supply you a yarn which is not only a joy to wear but also handled with care will last you many years and stay smart.
The Merinos are rare fibres, available from only a few countries around the globe. The fibre is very fine hence the handle, and the smooth nature imparts great colour value whichever shade you choose.
All this care performance and exclusivity means it’s not the cheapest yarn in the world, but our Merinos available in both 1 and 4ply are our best-selling yarns, showing the ever growing trend for knitters wanting to work with the highest quality yarns.
Yeoman British Lambswool
This yarn is spun by the traditional “woollen spinning” process, during which natural oils are present, so a post-knitting wash is necessary which removes these oils and imparts to the knitted fabric a softer handle and “Shetland/Lambswool” appearance. Any good detergent is all that is needed to wash the fabric at 30 degrees. We recommend you trial a small panel first.
Yeoman Cashmix Sublime 1ply
We introduced this yarn to meet the growing demand for cashmere-effect yarns. Whilst pure cashmere today is more than £100 for a 300-500g cone our cashmere blend of 10%cashmere/90% merino meets the demand for the cashmere effect but at a sensible price.
Also this yarn does not need a finishing wash after knitting and performs much better than pure cashmere in terms of no shrinkage or pilling.
Yeoman Fifty/Fifty Volga 3ply
This pure new wool/acrylic blend, handles firmer than our Merinos, but is a really round bulky yarn available in a wide range of colours, including some more male colourways.
Ideal for fairisle work, it’s very popular for knitters seeking a finer yarn than a classic 4ply; many use this yarn instead of pure British wool as it has no residual oils in it. It is also much lighter and bulkier than the pure wool option, and of course machine washable.
Yeoman Aran Knit
A 25% wool/75% acrylic mix, available in classic ecru colour. Ideal for hand knitting or for use on chunky machines, this yarn is a basic for anybody wanting a simple Aran knit yarn at a great price.
Yeoman Felting Wool 1ply
This dyed, untreated wool is specifically designed for felting effects, so the process is to knit and then wash the piece at least @ 50 or 60 degrees to impart a felted effect. Trial panels are recommended so that you arrive at the effect sought. Felting is simply excessive shrinkage at temperatures of 40 degrees and over and can only be achieved on pure wool and only by using specially untreated product which has neither a shrink resist or a machine wash finish on it. It is a process which is often in the curriculum of knitting courses, and this Yeoman Felting Wool does the job exactly as described.
Yeoman Kajam Chunky Knit
25% Alpaca/25% wool/50% acrylic blend
This lovely hand and machine yarn is a delight to knit with and has become one of our most popular “fancy” yarns. We offer several hand knit patterns using this yarn, but it also makes a great machine knit yarn for chunky machines. And great news….the Kajam colour range has recently been extended due to popular demand.
Yeoman Chenille 4ply
Chenille comes and goes as a fashion theme, but along with weaving applications it is becoming very popular again. The Yeoman Chenille wears well but chenille is chenille, so it’s fair to say that it does not resist abrasion as well as a classic yarn. For optimum abrasion resistance some knitters will do a fairisle design with another 4ply to support the chenille, although today’s chenille is a huge, huge improvement on that of say 10 years ago and you won’t find any other yarn that gives such a great effect!
Yeoman Grigna 4ply
65% viscose/35% acrylic
This yarn has a popular gimp to it, and the viscose imparts the shine, so when knitted in solid colours it really does look very impactful indeed! Maybe try pleating it sideways with Supersheen or another finer yarn, but in all honesty this yarn in simple plain fabric is just as impactful so it’s not necessary to knit up intricate structures.
Available in a wide range of both solid colours and mixtures, there’s a colour to suit everyone!
Yeoman Pellonia 4ply
This special microfibre nylon is as light as a feather, you will have seen this yarn in retailer’s knitwear for several years now, and is still very popular today. For those of you who can’t wear mohair but want the same effect, this is the solution!
Yeoman Fine Crepe 1ply
92% acrylic/8% nylon blend.
This fine crepe yarn has excellent drape and shape retention and is ideal for dresses used either alone or with another fine yarn like Supersheen. If you seek a heavier crepe then we suggest knitting multiple ends knitted in each feeder.
We offer Elastomeric in 26 colours, which should be knitted either with another yarn, for example in the rib of jumpers or sock ribs for shape retention and recovery (snap) or used 100% for special hi-stretch performance fabrics. Many textile colleges use the Elastomeric as work in hi-stretch applications as this type of yarn is in the majority of college course curriculums.
Yeoman Fluid (viscose stretch) 1ply
Knitted alone and preferably on a finer gauge machine, the result is an ultra-soft handle with modest stretch. This elastane has been designed not for “snap” but mainly for shape retention. The viscose is soft and semi-lustrous and sits on the surface of the yarn to impart the fabulous handle. It is an industrial yarn and has become one of the biggest fashion items across the globe in the last 5 years.
Yeoman Drawthread (a thick or a thin version)
Predominantly used to separate garment panels on continuous or individual panel knitting, it does make life a lot easier for the regular knitter using domestic machines and creating repeat panels.
A few years ago, the trend was for very high percentage heavy mohair yarns, mainly either hand knitted or machine-knitted on heavy gauge industrial machines. Today, our knitters are looking for slight-as-air mohair with a nice handle and no weight in the finished sweater, and so our Elsa fits the bill...
Yeoman Elsa 3ply
30% kid mohair/40% acrylic/30% nylon blend
One or two 300g cones is usually enough to make a sweater when knitting with 1 or 2 ends. However the secret to knitting light soft mohair is to knit it very slackly and then wash the panel to release the mohair fibre which gets trapped during the knitting process. Elsa is really only a 1-2ply yarn but must be knitted as a 3ply. A bit of small panel experimentation is recommended to arrive at the effect you seek (Elsa is basically a boucle yarn with loops and after dyeing the yarn itself is brushed on a big drum, and this process brushes away the loops and leaves the long mohair fibre to be later released after the garment or panel is washed to give a lovely soft handle). We love this yarn and it’s one of our best sellers!
Yeoman Tibet 3ply
This is a blend of 25% silk/50% merino wool/25% nylon is rapidly growing in popularity, and today used by many craft weavers.
Yeoman Yarns offers two beautiful, lurex effect yarns:
This is a very fine metallic yarn and is used in knitting in the same feeder as another (main) yarn to impart sparkle/shine.
Starlight in DK or 4ply
Available in a range of colours our Starlight lurex effect yarns are highly effective when knitted by themselves.
This acetate luxury yarn is best knitted alone. It imparts a luxury silky viscose-type handle and drape, and is especially suitable for evening wear.
Because everyone loves a Special Pack!
You will see from our price list that we offer 7 options of plies, fibres and types of yarn in our Special Packs. Our Special Packs make the ideal starter kit for people learning to knit on machine or by hand at minimal cost.
These packs are also ideal for colleges seeking practice yarns or starter packs with cones of a minimum of 500-600g per colour included. Just tell us what you would like (the more info the better) and we’ll tailor your pack for you.
We’re proud to say we virtually never get any returns, so this says something about the quality and choice we offer and our team have become experts at giving customers a great selection – we love a happy customer!
We carry a small range of both hand and machine patterns.
Click here for hand knitting patterns
Click here for machine knitting patterns
Click here for crochet patterns
As all our yarns fall into ply categories, you will also be able to use a pattern from most publications if you can’t find a suitable pattern in our collection.
If you have managed to read all this information, we’re impressed! So we now look forward to you enjoying our yarns as much as we have enjoyed selling them for over 30 years….
The Team from Yeoman