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Yarn Guide

Yarn Guide

Home of Inspiring Ideas & Luxury Yarn

Purlescence is the home of inspiring ideas and luxury yarns and with this in mind, we thought we'd talk a little about the wide range of yarns that we stock and that are available to buy on our website. It's fair to say, our collection ensures we have something for every season, pattern and knitting ability!

Fyberspates Yarn

Fyberspates hand-dyed yarns are luxurious and easy to knit with and come in a fabulous array of colourways and weight.

In Scrumptious, you will find 4 ply and lace. The silk content in this yarn provides a wonderful sheen and drape, making it perfect for gorgeous shawls and stoles.

In Vivacious we have 4 Ply and DK and Gleem is a stunning Lace weight. Vivacious is a fantastic yarn for any project and being superwash it's as tough as they come, therefore, making it ideal for knitwear for any age because it can go straight in the washing machine!>

Jamieson & Smith

Jamieson and Smith produce some of the most outstanding yarns from Shetland.

This yarn is great for Fair Isle projects and any sort of colour work be that a traditional Shetland design or something more contemporary.


"Passionate, relentless, unapologetic colour" is the mantra of SweetGeorgia Yarns - not to mention, shamelessly indulgent textures.

SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock certainly lives up to it's name. It comes in generous 115g skeins and with just enough nylon to make it the perfect go-to yarn for socks. But the merino makes it soft enough for just about any project, be it garments or accessories.

It's hard to resist the call of SweetGeorgia Yarns!

Coop Knits Socks Yeah!

The 50g skeins and a wide range of colours mean you can let your imagination run riot with stunning colour combinations, be they fancy colourwork or pleasing stripes. And don't let the name fool you, Socks Yeah! is a great yarn, available in both 4 ply and DK, suitable for any type of project, large or small.

Lily Kate Makes

Designed in collaboration with Fyberspates, designer Lily Kate Makes has brought Axis to the market, a gorgeous Worsted sweater weight yarn. This yarn has been designed especially for your favourite sweaters that keep their shape. Soft, warm non-superwash wool with a little undyed Suri alpaca to give a soft heather effect.

Carol Feller - Nua

Carol Feller - Nua is the perfect yarn for all seasons. The merino base is combined with yak to make it super soft, and linen to provide a wonderful drape, which just gets softer and softer. Available in sport and worsted weights.


The talented dyers at Indigodragonfly produce stunning limited edition colourways in a variety of yarn weights. From the supersoft and luxurious Chameleon Sock, which is a stunning blend of merino, cashmere and silk. To Changeling, a gorgeous mix of linen and silk making it perfect for summery garments and accessories.

Kate Davies

Àrd-Thìr is a beautiful Aran weight yarn developed in collaboration with Kate Davies! It is a blend of Peruvian Highland Wool and Superfine Alpaca, perfect for texture, cables and colourwork.

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Got a question?

We are always very happy to answers any questions you may have on our products. Whether it be advice or further information you are looking for, we can help. Simply email us at info@purlescence.co.uk and we will get back to you.