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Which Yarn?

With some many beautiful yarns out there to choose from, it’s often hard to choose which is the best yarn for you.

Here’s a few handy tips that we hope will help you:

A yarn for all seasons - choose your yarn depending on what you are making – for example if you are making a shawl then think about whether you are looking for something warm and fluffy that is perfect for Autum and Winter or something more cooling for a Summer shawl this will help you decide what yarn to choose.

Follow the pattern: we always suggest that if the pattern makers have suggested a certain yarn, then follow their advice they know how their pattern knits up best! If the specific yarn isn’t available, then please ask us and we will always be very happy to recommend a suitable substitute yarn. The key things to remember is ensure the substitute yarn is a similar feel, weight and fibre.

If you are looking for natural yarns then we would suggest you work with natural wools or yarns produced from plant sources. Natural wools like Merino and Lambswool are produced from sheep’s fleece. Other natural fibres include cotton, bamboo and line.



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  • What our customers say...

  • "I received my order of Cannelle yesterday, began crocheting with it last night. Just wanted to say that I love it!! I'll be coming back for more in due course. I'll also be telling my crochet class about it, as they're always asking which yarn to use."
    L. Bilton, Coldstream

  • "The yarn arrived yesterday and I am very happy with the Fancy Pack you sent me. Thank you!"
    A Royseland, Norway

  • "Starting from my first e-mail until delivery Yeoman have been a great company to deal with. The starter pack that I received today is almost exactly what I wanted. The colours sent varied and the free pack was a lovely surprise. I will certainly be ordering from Yeomans again & will have no hesitation in recommending Yeoman's to others. Many thanks."
    A Kerr, Dumfries

  • "Many thanks. I'd like to say a huge thank you for your prompt service, and the wonderful quality of your yarns."
    C. Russell, Beverley

  • "Thank you so much, the colours are stunning! I love receiving surprises, and it's a fantastic way to experiment. Thank you."
    E. Drew, Andover

  • "My parcel arrived this morning. I'd like to say how thrilled I am with the quality of the yarns and the colour selection you made. Thank you very much."
    J.Sky, Ingleton

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