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A quick note about how colors may look on different bases:

Choosing the base the colorway is dyed on for the photo will get the most accurate representation of the colorway. Each yarn is hand dyed and due to the hand dyeing process each yarn may be slightly different. Additionally, the fiber type and blend may take up color differently than the yarn or fiber photo'ed. Please take some time to learn about the different bases offered and when in doubt please ask! Photos of our dyed to order bases can be seen on our listing for undyed natural yarns.

Sock Yarns (yarns containing a nylon blend)

Bounce & Stomp
  • 4-ply fingering sock
  • 75% superwash merino 25% nylon
  • 460 yards - 100 grams
  • Machine wash cool gentle, lay flat to dry
    Oh Snap!
    • 4-ply fingering sock
    • 75% superwash BFL wool, 25% nylon
    • 460 yards - 100 grams
    • Machine wash cool gentle, lay flat to dry
      Shimma
      • 2-ply fingering sock
      • 75% superwash merino 20% nylon and 5% poly silver sparkle
      • Sparkle is soft next to the skin - cool colors make the silver sparkle more dramatic
      • 435 yards - 100 grams
      • Machine wash cool gentle, lay flat to dry.
        Astral
        • 2-ply fingering sock
        • 75% superwash merino 20% nylon and 5% poly gold sparkle
        • Sparkle is soft next to the skin - warm colors make the gold sparkle more dramatic
        • 435 yards - 100 grams
        • Machine wash cool gentle, lay flat to dry.
          Conspiracy
          • 4-ply fingering sock
          • 70% superwash merino 20% bamboo 10% nylon
          • 450 yards - 114 grams
          • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
          • Colors may be a little softer and slightly heathered due to the bamboo content.

          Come Hither

          • 4-ply heavy fingering with a soft twist
          • 80% superwash merino 10% cashmere 10% nylon
          • 435 yards - 100 grams
          • Machine wash cool gentle, lay flat to dry.
          • Blooms nicely after washing and has a slight halo

            Fingering Yarns (no nylon in the blend)

            Heart You
            • 3-ply light fingering weight
            • 100% superwash merino
            • 490 yards - 100 grams
            • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
            • Insane yardage & super soft, blooms only the slightest bit.
            • My favorite fingering base for crochet projects!
            • Brights & neons are darker being 100% superwash merino, for more pop, go with a nylon blend.
            Swagger
            • 4-ply fingering 
            • 100% superwash BFL wool
            • 435 yards - 100 grams
            • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
            • The BFL soaks up color! Colors are darker and deeper on BFL.
            • Yields a firmer fabric, especially if knit with smaller needles - wears hard, this is the toughest fingering weight we carry.
              Swanky
              • 4-ply fingering
              • 50% superwash merino 50% silk
              • 435 yards - 100 grams
              • Hand wash or machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
              • Relaxed twist - this yarn has wonderful drape for shawls
              • The shine of the silk softens colors just the slightest bit
                Saucy
                • 4-ply fingering
                • 55% superwash bfl wool 45% silk
                • 435 yards - 100 grams
                • Hand wash or machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                • A bit more firm than Swanky, great for showing stitchwork or elegant garments.
                • The shine of the silk softens colors just the slightest bit but the BFL deepens them a bit more.
                  Pwnie
                  • 4-ply fingering
                  • 50% superwash merino 50% tencel
                  • 412 yards - 114 grams
                  • Hand wash or machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                  • This yarn has amazing drape for shawls & shawlettes
                  • Colors dye up unique on this blend, the tencel doesn't take the wool dye and the result is heathered and a new spin on favorite colorways.
                  • The tencel adds a wonderful shine & is super soft
                    Dingo 
                    • 2-ply fingering
                    • 100% superwash merino for the yarn with black nylon neps (tweed bits) (making total content 85/15)
                    • 435 yards - 100 grams
                    • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                    • The nylon neps resist dye for a fun tweed effect

                    Dingo Confetti!

                    • 2-ply fingering
                    • 100% superwash merino for the yarn with rainbow nylon neps (tweed bits) (making total content 85/15)
                    • 435 yards - 100 grams
                    • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                    • The nylon neps resist dye for a confetti tweed effect

                    Zen

                    • Fingering weight
                    • 60% superwash merino 20% yak 20% silk
                    • 400 yards - 100g
                    • While the merino is superwash we recommend hand washing
                    • This yarn starts with a natural grey base so colors may be darker and brights may be more muted.
                      Beans
                      • Fingering weight
                      • 100% soybean yarn - NO WOOL!
                      • 347 yards - 114 grams
                      • Machine wash gentle cool, lay flat to dry.
                      • Colors dye up a shade or two lighter than wool blends.
                      • Wonderful shine and fantastic drape

                        Sport Yarns

                        8-bit Sport
                        • 8-ply cabled sport weight yarn
                        • 100% superwash merino
                        • 274 yards - 100 grams
                        • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                        • Great for garments that need to standup to long and hard wear
                        • Fantastic stitch definition & soft and bouncy yarn.

                          DK, Worsted and Aran Yarns

                          Witty
                          • DK weight
                          • 100% superwash bfl
                          • 245 yards - 100 grams
                          • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                          • Great for garments that need to standup to long and hard wear.
                          • My favorite yarn for cardigans.
                            Foxy
                            • DK weight
                            • 85% polwarth wool 15% silk
                            • 275 yards - 100 grams
                            • Handwash cold, lay flat to dry
                            • Wonderful stitch definition with a soft hint of shine from the bit of silk.
                            • Colors are a little more muted, subtle & blended on non-superwash yarns -  non-superwash yarns do not have as much of a distinct color separation that superwash does. It is the nature of the wool, not a defect.

                            Swanky DK

                            • 4-ply DK
                            • 50% superwash merino 50% silk
                            • 230 yards - 100 grams
                            • Hand wash or machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                            • Relaxed twist - this yarn has wonderful drape for shawls
                            • The shine of the silk softens colors just the slightest bit
                               Smashing
                              • DK weight
                              • 75% superfine merino, 20% silk and 5% poly silver sparkle
                              •  210 yards - 100 grams
                              • Handwash cold, lay flat to dry.
                              • Colors are a little more muted, subtle & blended on non-superwash yarns -  non-superwash yarns do not have as much of a distinct color separation that superwash does. It is the nature of the wool, not a defect.
                                Dingo DK
                                • 4-ply DK
                                • 100% superwash merino with nylon neps (tweed bits)
                                • 230 yards - 100 grams
                                • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                                • The nylon neps resist dye for a fun tweed effect

                                8-bit Worsted

                                • 8-ply cabled light worsted weight yarn
                                • 100% superwash merino
                                • 218 yards - 100 grams
                                • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                                • Great for garments that need to standup to long and hard wear
                                • Fantastic stitch definition & soft and bouncy yarn.

                                Trifecta

                                • 4-ply worsted 
                                • 80% Superwash merino 10% cashmere 10% nylon
                                • 200 yards - 113 grams
                                • The tight ply makes for wonderful stitch definition & garments that wear well.
                                • Machine wash gentle cool, lay flat to dry
                                  Clever
                                  • 4-ply worsted
                                  • 100% superwash merino
                                  • 218 yards - 100 grams
                                  • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                                    Parlay
                                    • 4ply worsted
                                    • 60% merino 40% bamboo
                                    • 270 yards - 100 grams
                                    • Handwash cold, lay flat to dry
                                    • Bamboo gives this yarn a lovely sheen
                                    • Bamboo does not take dye on this base & it is very blended with the merino, this results in a heathered effect.
                                      Brainy
                                      • 2-ply aran weight
                                      • 100% superwash BFL
                                      • 180 yards - 100 grams
                                      • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                                      • The BFL soaks up color! Colors are darker and deeper on BFL.

                                        Bulky Yarns

                                        Squish - new and improved extra soft!
                                        • 3-ply bulky weight
                                        • 100% superwash merino
                                        • 106 yards - 100 grams
                                        • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                                        • Brights & neons are darker being 100% superwash merino, for more pop, go with a nylon blend.

                                        Super Bulky Yarns

                                        Rant

                                        • Single ply super bulky weight
                                        • 100% superfine merino
                                        • 130 yards - 250 grams
                                        • Hand wash cool, lay flat to dry
                                        • This takes color superbly for a non-superwash yarn. Not all colorways will be as brilliant as a superwash however, it's close.

                                          Lace Yarns

                                          Winning - Available exclusively thru our retailers
                                          • laceweight to light fingering
                                          • 65% silk 35% linen - wool free!
                                          • 755 yards - 114 grams
                                          • Measured at 24 wpi before blooming but knits up with larger gauge needles wonderfully for a summer weight project.
                                          • Takes color similar to the bamboo blends as the linen heathers the dye & silk dyes a little lighter.
                                          • For best results set your project with a trip through the washer and dryer to relax the linen and bloom the yarn.
                                            w00t
                                            • 2-ply laceweight yarn
                                            • 100% superwash merino 
                                            • 922 yards - 100 grams
                                            • Machine wash gentle, lay flat to dry
                                              Stellar
                                              • 2-ply lace
                                              • 75% merino 20% silk and 5% silver poly sparkle
                                              • 875 yards - 100 grams
                                              • Hand wash, lay flat to dry
                                              • The sparkle is next to the skin soft
                                              • The silver shimmer may appear more goldtoned on warm colors
                                              • The sparkle on Stellar lace is subtle on light colors and shimmers a smidge brighter on deep tone
                                              • Colors are a little more muted, subtle & blended on non-superwash yarns -  non-superwash yarns do not have as much of a distinct color separation that superwash does. It is the nature of the wool, not a defect.
                                                About the Dye Process
                                                I dye my colorways with several different processes in my commercial studio. All dyes used on Nerd Girl Yarns products are professional colorfast dyes. Some colors such as saturated reds, pinks, and turquoise shades of blue may bleed in the wash. This is normal for textile dyes that are of these saturated shades. I recommend my grandmother's habit of a little vinegar in the rinse to keep colors nice and bright as well as helping keep your wool soft.
                                                Special Edition & Instagratification Yarn Bases

                                                  Capisce Fingering 

                                                  • Fingering weight 4ply
                                                  • 100% Pima Cotton
                                                  • 420 yards - 100g

                                                  Slinky Single

                                                  • Single ply, high twist, fingering weight
                                                  • 70% superwash merino 30% silk
                                                  • 435 yards - 100 grams

                                                  Mo' Sock

                                                  • 4-ply fingering weight
                                                  • 55% superwash merino 25% Texas kid mohair 20% nylon
                                                  • 435 yards - 100 grams

                                                  Boom Fingering

                                                  • Single ply, high twist, fingering weight
                                                  • 100% superwash merino
                                                  • 400 yards - 100g

                                                  Classy Fingering

                                                  • Light fingering weight
                                                  • 50% Alpaca 25% Linen 25% Silk
                                                  • 432 yards - 100 grams

                                                    Capisce DK 

                                                    • DK weight
                                                    • 100% Pima Cotton
                                                    • 210 yards - 100g

                                                    Boom DK

                                                    • Single ply, high twist, DK weight
                                                    • 100% superwash merino
                                                    • 240 yards - 100g

                                                    Classy DK

                                                    • DK  weight
                                                    • 50% Alpaca 25% Linen 25% Silk
                                                    • 270 yards - 100 grams
                                                      Progression Worsted
                                                      • 4ply Worsted Weight
                                                      • 100% merino (not superwash)
                                                      • 218 yards - 100 grams

                                                      Anarchy - available as in stocks only or by request

                                                      • 2 ply super-bulky
                                                      • 100% merino
                                                      • 100 yards - 100 grams
                                                      • Handwash cool, lay flat to dry
                                                      • Colors may be a little more muted and blended than on superwash