It’s really hard to pick a favorite yarn, but all of us here at Spinning Yarns tried. Here’s some of our favorites to knit with and why…

MargotMargot – Tosh Merino Light

I'm on the Madelinetosh bandwagon and I'm not ashamed.  Currently, I can't get enough of the Tosh Merino Light, a superwash, single ply, 100% merino in a fingering weight.  This yarn is great for so many projects.  I've knit two sweaters, Alga and Vitamin D.  I made a shawl, Color Affection, with three different colors.  The colors are phenomenal and the weight is very wearable.  I love it!






Rick Rick – Harrisville Highland Pure Wool

With it’s subtle heathered colorings, this light worsted weight yarn is perfect for a variety of projects. I have two sweaters knit from this 100% wool and have found them to be warm, soft, and durable over the years with no pilling. Our son has two zip-up-the-back hoodies made out of it and it wears smoothly through the beatings of a toddler. For just $11.50 a skein and 200 yards, this yarn is my favorite with it’s huge range of colors (all of which can be special ordered). Best of all – it’s made here in New Hampshire!

- Rick




KerriKerri – Malabrigo Merino

Malabrigo is my favorite yarn for so many reasons. I love the feel of it even though it's 100% wool; it's super soft. The color is ultra rich and I love the variation thoughout the individual skeins, I've used it for felted bags, socks, scarves, and mittens. I'm planning on knitting a sweater with it. Everyone should try this medium worsted weight yarn. You can't beat 100% merino wool at 215 yards plus for $11. Maybe it will become your favorite, too.