Yarn bases

We carefully select our bases for dyeing. At the moment we obtain our yarns from manufacturers in Great Britain and Germany. The fibres are sourced mainly from South American (Argentina, Patagonia and Uruguai). All bases are mulesing free.

All our yarns are superwash qualities. It not only makes the dyeing process easier, but also provides yarns and colours that are more hard-wearing. (Even though superwash yarns can be washed in the machine, we recommend a cold hand wash because it makes the your project more durable.)

Our bases:

Merino (4ply)
GarnStories Merino is a soft fingering 100% Merino base (superwash) with a yardage of 400m/100g. It’s great for all garments and shawls.

Merino Soxs
GarnStories Merino Soxs is a 4-ply yarn made of 75% Merino (superwash) and 25% Polyamide. It is a hard-wearing fingering weight yarn with approx. 425m per 100g. Great for socks, light scarves and shawls.

Merino Sport
Our Merino Sport is a very soft (20.5 micron) Merino base (superwash) from Patagonia. It has a beautiful stitch definition and is perfect for all kind of projects. Approx. 310m / 100g.

Soxs Twist
GarnStories Soxs Twist is a 4-ply yarn made of 80% superwash Merino and 20% Nylon. This yarn is soft and hard wearing at the same time. It has an extra twist in the ply (high twist) and it’s great for socks, but also for many other projects, especially for all shawl or hat patterns in fingering weight.Approx. 365m / 100g.

Merino Singles
Our Merino Singles base is a 100% Merino, superwash base. It is beautifully soft and smooth. As a single ply fingering yarn light pilling is possible. This base takes dyes, especially speckles, beautifully. 366m per 100g. 1/3.66nm.

Merino Silky Singles
GarnStories Merino Silky Singles is a soft yarn base with a beautiful sheen, made of 70% superwash Merino and 30%. Approx. 400m/100g.

Merino Supersoft
GarnStories Merino Supersoft is really super soft. It is a 100% Merino ultrafine wool with 16 micron. It is great for shawl or baby projects - as well as everything that you will have next to your skin. For sweaters or cardigans we recommend a smaller needle size. A really beautiful base that seems to be thicker than its 360m per 100g.

Merino Super DK 
GarnStories Merino DK is a multi-ply (5+) yarn with a beautiful twist and a great stitch definition. Great for sweaters, scarves and hats – as well as (almost) everything else. Yardage: 250m/100g.

Silky Merino DK
50% superwash Merino and 50% Silk. It’s smooth and has a beautiful sheen and great for all knitting and crochet projects. 212 metres per 100g, 4/8.5nm.

Reggae Alpaca
Reggae Alpaca is our first non-superwash yarn. It is made from 50% Merino and 50% Alpaca (Alpaca fibres are sourced from young animals). Thanks to a unique reggae felting technique, the yarn has an interesting structure, is featherlight and goes a long way (200m/100g). We recommend a needle size of 5-6mm.