Which material do I choose?

When deciding on a material for your project, there are several factors to consider, such as the pattern you're using, any allergies you may have, the season the item will be used in, and your budget. There are many other reasons that may influence your decision as well.

Below, you'll find information on the properties of different materials. While some yarns are made of a single material, many are composed of multiple materials.

If you're having trouble deciding or are searching for something specific, please don't hesitate to contact me for assistance.

Material Properties
Wool Origin: fur from a sheep
  • isolating: protects against cold an warmth
  • water and filth repellant
  • antibacterial
  • neutralizes odours
  • fire resistant
  • elastic, shape retaining
  • sustainable
Merino Origin: fur of a Merino breed sheep.
Like wool, but finer, softer and more elastic.
Cotton OOrigin: lint from the cotton plant
  • easy care
  • resistant
  • breathable, air permeable, cooling
  • sustainable
Bourrette Silk Origin: remains of the cocoon from which the silk moth emerges
  • Soft
  • heat and moisture regulating
  • very strong
  • mat
  • dAnimal friendly, made from the remains of the cocoon.
Yak Origin: the finest hair that the yak loses naturally.
Like wool, but rarer, finer, softer and warmer.
Mohair Origin: Angora goat hair
Like wool, but lighter, stronger and fluffier.