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Yorkshire Dale Yarn

Yorkshire Dale Yarn is our own brand of hand dyed yarns.  They are hand dyed by us in Yorkshire and the colours are based on the flora and fauna found in the Yorkshire Dales.

We are passionate about high quality natural fibre yarns. Therefore we have selected our base yarns for their quality in a range of weights and we only chose those yarns that we know will make superb knitting wool. Our range currently includes Superwash Merino in Aran, DK, 4 Ply and Lace weights.

We have a range of single colours from beautiful muted tones through to bright tropical colours so we are sure there is a colour perfect for any knitting or crochet project.

We also do a selection of variegated yarns which bring together our  single colourways into beautiful skeins with Yorkshire Dale Themes.

Plus we have lots of One of A Kinds and Special Editions so check back regularly.
To buy any of our yarn please visit the Yorkshire Dale Yarn Page on our Etsy Store.  We always have One of a Kinds and special colourways available as well as our regular yarns available.

Single Colourways

We have 24 different single colours for you to choose from.  Each of our colours is inspired by and named after a plant, creature or place found in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales where we hand dye our yarn.  You can buy any of our colourways in DK (£12.99), 4ply (£14.99), Sparkle Sock (£14.99), Lace (£16.99) or Aran (£13.99) via the Yorkshire Dale Yarn Page on our Etsy store. Below is a gallery of our colours.  Please be aware that we dye our single colours to order; therefore please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Variegated Colourways

We currently have 6 variegated yarns which we hand dye.  These are inspired by the wonderful Yorkshire countryside.  We keep a small stock of DK variegated yarns to purchase immediately.  However, you can also order our variegated colourways on any of our base yarns and in any quantity; DK (£12.99), 4ply (£14.99), Sparkle Sock (14.99), Lace (£16.99) and Aran (£13.99).  Please note, due to the hand dyeing process small fluctuations in colour blending can occur.  Furthermore, there is a 2-3 week delivery time on our yarn unless it is specifically in stock.  To check out what is available or to place an order, please visit the Yorkshire Dale Yarn page on our Etsy Store. Below is our current gallery of colours.

Sock Blanks

Sock blanks are great for socks but as it contains a whole skein of yarn its great for making shawls, gloves, hats etc. Simply pull the end of the yarn and allow the blank to unravel as you work or if you don't like working with the kinks you can unwind it back into a skein, soak it for 10mins and let it dry and it will be nice and smooth again.  They are available in 4ply,sparkle sock or DK. You can buy them on the Yorkshire Dale Yarn section of our  Etsy store.

Baby Aran Yarn

We hand dye two variegated Aran yarns especially for baby makes (although we are sure you can make lots of other things with it too!). Yorkshire Lad (blue) and Yorkshire Lass (pink) are supersoft hand dyed aran yarns in either a blue or palette. Plus they are superwash perfect for those little baby accidents.  Skein Size: 100g   Meters per 100g: 175m   You can place an order on our etsy page.

Mini Skein Sets

Love our variegated yarns but want the colours in a certain order? Can't choose which single colourway to have? Well then our mini skein sets are perfect for you.  Based on our variegated yarn colours each set contains 5 x 20g skein of double knitting wool. Perfect for making strippy socks or shawls. How about making some multi coloured granny squares or putting a splash of colour into a plain cardigan. Let you imagination free. To buy our mini skeins visit our Yorkshire Dale Yarn page on Etsy.

Donegal with Colourful nepps

Donegal wool is tweed like but has lovely colourful nepps running through it.  This means when we dye it these colourful bits of viscose still show through making for a fun and interesting yarn.  Donegal 4ply with Blue, yellow, pink and green specks!  We do this wool in 8 colours inspired by the wonderful Yorkshire countryside's flora, fauna and wildlife. 

                      Aqua Blue Sea Glass - reminiscent of the beautiful sea glass you can find on our beaches

                      Yellow Hay Meadow - A yellow field of hay with wild flowers growing in it

                      Green Pastures - a grass green with colourful flecks of wildflowers

                     Red Poppy - a bright red invoking the poppy flowers which grow in the fields and hedgerows.

                     Geranium - a bright pink reminiscent of those vibrant garden flowers                      

                     Sand - a variegated yellow based on the beaches on the Yorkshire coast   
                     Thistle - a purple invoking meadow thistle flowers.
                     Clearwater pebbles - a pale blue with the flashes of the coloured nepps evoking river pebbles seen through a stream

These would make great socks or shawls.


Donegal 4ply 85% Superwash Merino 15% Viscose Nepp  100g Hanks 400m per 100g 

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Bases you can choose from.

Lace yarn base for dyeing
Lace Weight - 100% super wash merino 
Exceptionally soft and perfect for lacy projects, shawls, wraps or tiny baby knits. 
A pure merino lace yarn finely twisted into 2 plys to give stitch definition. Not remotely itchy like some pure wool yarns and machine washable.
Use fine diameter needles or hooks (eg. 2mm) for a fine knit or larger diameters for open lace work. Count: 2/16 nm    Skein Size: 100g    Meters per 100g: 800m
4 ply yarn base for dyeing
4 ply - 100% super wash merino.
4 Ply yarns are often used for baby projects, lighter weight adult garments and of course socks, usually knitted on a 3.25mm needle and super soft, breathable and and warm.
Count: 4/16 nm   Skein size: 100g  Meters per 100g: 400m
Double knit yarn base
Double Knit - 100% super wash merino
Super soft, breathable and and warm. Typically knitted on a 4mm needle and quicker to knit up than finer weights of yarn.  A soft machine washable super wash merino yarn ideal for most DK projects.
Count: 6x2/25 nm  Skein Size: 100g   Meters per 100g: 210m
Aran yarn base for dyeing
Aran - 100% super wash merino
A soft machine washable super wash merino yarn ideal for most aran projects. Super soft, breathable and and warm.
Count: 2/3.5 nm  Skein Size: 100g   Meters per 100g: 175m

Silver Sparkle Sock - 75% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon 5% Stellina  

Soft sock weight yarn with silver stellina running through it giving a sparkly effect.

400m per 100g       Count  2/8nm         

Please note we have tried to make sure our pictures truly represent the colours of the yarn but you may get variations due to the computer monitor you are using.