Yarn Base Descriptions

When ordering yarn from KT and the Squid you have the option of several bases. Below are individual descriptions of my yarn bases. All yarns come from farms that are cruelty free and do not practice the Mulesing system.

All yarns are dyed by my two hands. There may be some slight variation from skein to skein and base to base. if your project calls for more than one skein I suggest alternating skeins every few rows/rounds if you’re concerned about a consistent look.

When dyed yarns are cooked until dye is exhausted. They are then cooled and rinsed until water runs clear. lastly they are soaked in unscented Eucalan and completely dried before labeling and shipping out.

Even though most bases say they are superwash I suggest hand washing in cool water and laying flat to dry to keep your handmade projects looking great.

When looking at the microns listed lower numbers are softer.

If you have any questions about my bases feel free to contact me

Squid Sock – $23

4ply Fingering/sock Weight (Approx 4/16Nm)

75% Superwash Merino Wool 25% Nylon Yarn

Medium grade, 27 micron superwash merino wool is combined with nylon for a very durable and springy sock yarn, designed for items that will be worn and washed a lot.

Approximately 400m/437yds per 100gm hank

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 – 4mm needles
Gauge (stocking stitch): 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches
on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

Squid Singles – $24

4ply/Sock Weight (approx. 1/4nm)

100% Superwash Merino Wool Yarn.

A soft, single ply 100% superwash merino yarn. Extrafine (19.5 micron) merino is used to give a plump, silky yarn with a pearly luster.

Approximately 400m/437yds per 100gm hank

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 – 4mm needles
Gauge (stocking stitch): 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches
on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

Twist Squid Sock – $24

Sock Weight

85% Superwash Merino (19.5 micron) 15% Nylon Yarn (2/7.2Nm)

Two plies are twisted tightly together to produce a very soft and springy yarn.  The 2 plies make the yarn slightly bumpy which helps the strands of yarn hold together against each other making it great for colorwork and lace work. The thicker strands also help speckles pop even more.

Approximately 360m/393yds per 100gm hank

Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 – 4mm needle
Gauge (stocking stitch): 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

Twist Squid Sock (Squidlets) – $6

Same as Twist Squid Soc in 20g minis.

Approximately 72m/78yds per 20gm hank.

Squid Sport – $24

Sport Weight (approx. 4/12nm)

100% Superwash Merino Wool Yarn.

Extrafine (19.5 microns) merino is used to produce a luxury yarn that feels soft and gentle against the skin. The yarns are worsted spun from extra long staple fibers to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel. Very soft and springy, the 4 plies and twist provide extra robustness.

Approximately 300m/328yds per 100gm hank

Recommended Needle Size: 3 – 5mm needles
Gauge (stocking stitch): 24sts x 34 rows over 10cm/4 inches
on 3.75mm (US 5) needles

Squid DK – $23

DK Weight (Approx 4/9Nm)

75% Superwash Merino Wool 25% Nylon Yarn

Medium grade, 27 micron superwash merino wool is combined with nylon for a very durable and springy yarn, designed for items that will be worn and washed a lot.

Approximately 225m/246yds per 100gm hank

Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 – 4.5mm (US 4 – 7) needles
Gauge (stocking stitch): 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches
on 4mm (US 6) needles

Squish Squid Worsted – $24

Worsted Weight (approx 4/8Nm)

100% Superwash Merino Wool Yarn.

Extra fine (19.5 micron) merino is used for these yarns. It feels soft and gentle against the skin. These yarns are worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel.

Approximately 200m/218yds per 100gm hank

Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 – 4.5mm (US 4 – 7) needles
Gauge (stocking stitch): 22sts x 30 rows over 10cm/4 inches
on 4mm (US 6) needles

Squid Worsted – $24

Worsted/Aran Weight (approx. 3/5nm)

100% Superwash Merino Wool Yarn.

Extra fine (19.5 micron) merino is used for these yarns. It feels soft and gentle against to the skin. These yarns are worsted spun from extra long staple fibres to produce a yarn that is fine and strong with a silky feel.

Approximately 166/181yds per 100gm hank

Recommended Needle Size: 4.5 – 5.5mm (US 7 – 9) needles
Gauge (stocking stitch): 18sts x 24 rows over 10cm/4 inches
on 5mm (US 8) needles

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