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Light weight yarns (DK, Light Worsted, 11-15 WPI)

Below are our Light weight yarns, grouped alphabetically by fiber content.

We're using the Yarn Council Standard Yarn Weight System categories to classify these yarns as Light. You may also find thes yarns listed as: DK, Light Worsted. The matches to the standard weight names are not exact, but they're usually a good guidepost - ask us if you're not sure!

We've also included some helpful data on yarns such as Wraps Per Inch (WPI), and gauge for knitting (designated by 'K') and crochet (designated by 'C'). WPI is a good way to compare yarn weights directly.


Cashmere Light weight yarns (DK, Light Worsted, 11-15 WPI)

Blue Sky Fibers Eco-Cashmere Yarn

$33.00/50 g hank
$29.99 for 8.00+
  • 50% Recycled Cashmere, 50% Virgin Cashmere
  • 164yds/50 g hank, 1490yds/lb
  • 13 WPI • Setts: 6-7 tabby, 8-9 twill
  • Gauge: 3-5 sts/in on sz US 6-7

Cotton Light weight yarns (DK, Light Worsted, 11-15 WPI)

Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton Yarn

$10.50/100 g hank
$9.35 for 8.00+
  • 100% Pima Cotton
  • 220yds/100 g hank, 1005yds/lb
  • 18 WPI • Setts: 10 tabby, 12 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5.5-6 stitches/in on sz 5-6 • C: 3-4 Stitches/in on sz 7 to I-9

Cotton 8/8 Carpet Warp Yarn

$30.00/1 lb tube
$26.00 for 5.00+
  • Cotton
  • 840yds/1 lb tube, 840yds/lb
  • 16 WPI • Setts: 6-8 tabby, 10-12 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5-5.5 stitches/in on US sz 5-6 • C: 2.75-2.5 stitches/in on sz I-9 to K-10.5

Cotton Fleece Yarn

$15.25/3.5 oz skein
$13.75 for 8.00+
  • 80% Cotton, 20% Merino wool
  • 215yds/3.5 oz skein, 980yds/lb
  • 16 WPI • Setts: 8 to 10 tabby, 12 to 15 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5 to 5.5 stitches/in on sz 5 to 6 • C: 3-4 Stitches/in on sz 7 to I-9

Great Adirondack Organic DK Cotton Yarn

$15.00/each
$13.50 for 8.00+
  • 100% Organic Cotton
  • 315yds/each, 1440yds/lb
  • 12-14 WPI • Setts: 6-7 tabby, 7-8 twill
  • Gauge: 5.5 sts/in on US sz 5-6

Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn

$7.85/50 g ball
  • 100% Egyptian Cotton
  • 109yds/50 g ball, 995yds/lb
  • 15 WPI • Setts: 8-10 tabby, 12-15 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5 to 6 stitches/in on sz 6

Number 9 Cotton Lacing Cord Yarn

$30.00/.5 lb tube
$27.00 for 8.00+
  • 100% cotton
  • 286yds/.5 lb tube, 572yds/lb
  • 13 WPI • Setts: N/A tabby, N/A twill
  • Gauge: K: Warp Yarn • C: N/A

Merino Wool Light weight yarns (DK, Light Worsted, 11-15 WPI)

Acadia by The Fibre Company Yarn

$15.95/50g hank
$14.00 for 8.00+
  • 60% Merino, 20% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk
  • 145yds/50g hank, 1325yds/lb
  • 13 WPI • Setts: 6-8 tabby, 8-10 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5.25-5.75 stitches/in on sz 5-6 • C: 3-4 Stitches/in on sz 7 to I-9

Jo Sharp New Era Merino DK Superwash Yarn

regular price: $11.95/50 g ball
  • 100% Extrafine Merino Superwash
  • 125yds/50 g ball, 1142yds/lb
  • 14 WPI • Setts: 8 tabby, 10-12 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5 to 6 stitches/in on sz 6
Some colors on sale
discount price: $9.50/50 g ball

Mohair Light weight yarns (DK, Light Worsted, 11-15 WPI)

Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre Yarn

$11.65/50 g ball
  • 30% Alpaca, 40% Kid Mohair, 30% Fine Merino
  • 121yds/50 g ball, 1100yds/lb
  • 14 WPI • Setts: 8 tabby, 10-12 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5 to 6 stitches/inch on US #6

Silk Light weight yarns (DK, Light Worsted, 11-15 WPI)

Gemstone Silk Bouclé Yarn

regular price: $48.95/3.5 oz hank
$44.75 for 5.00+
  • 100% silk
  • 324yds/3.5 oz hank, 1480yds/lb
  • 14 WPI • Setts: 10-12 tabby, 12-15 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5-5.5 stitches/in on sz 4-5 • C: 3-4.5 stitches/in on sz 7 to I-9
Some colors on clearance
discount price: $48.95/3.5 oz hank

Gemstone Soft Twist Silk Yarn

$37.95/3.5 oz hank
$33.00 for 5.00+
  • 100% Silk
  • 240yds/3.5 oz hank, 1100yds/lb
  • 14 WPI • Setts: 8-10 tabby, 12-14 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5-7 stitches/in on sz 3-5 • C: 4-5 stitches/in on sz E-4 to 7

JaggerSpun 4/8 Wool-Silk DK Yarn *Special order only

$109.00/1 lb cone
$97.00 for 2.00+
  • 50% Wool, 50% Silk
  • 1120yds/1 lb cone, 1120yds/lb
  • 12 WPI • Setts: 6-8 tabby, 8-10 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5-7 stitches/in on sz 4 to 5 • C: 3-4 Stitches/in on sz 7 to I-9

Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn

$12.95/50 g hank
$11.50 for 8.00+
  • 50% Silk, 50% Merino
  • 150yds/50 g hank, 1370yds/lb
  • 15 WPI • Setts: 8 tabby, 10 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5.25-5.5 stitches/in on sz 5-6 • C: 3-4 Stitches/in on sz 7 to I-9

Soft Twist Natural Silk Yarn

$33.50/3.5 oz hank
$29.75 for 5.00+
  • 100% Silk
  • 240yds/3.5 oz hank, 1100yds/lb
  • 18 WPI • Setts: 10-12 tabby, 12-14 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5-7 stitches/in on sz 3-5 • C: 4-5 stitches/in on sz E-4 to 7

Stardust Silk Yarn

$36.00/3.5 oz hank
$33.00 for 8.00+
  • 100% silk
  • 325yds/3.5 oz hank, 1480yds/lb
  • 14 WPI • Setts: 8 tabby, 10-12 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5-5.5 stitches/in on sz 4-5 • C: 3-4.5 stitches/in on sz 7 to I-9

Wool Light weight yarns (DK, Light Worsted, 11-15 WPI)

Cascade 220 Superwash Wool Yarn

$11.50/100 g ball
$10.25 for 8.00+
  • 100% Superwash Wool
  • 220yds/100 g ball, 1005yds/lb
  • 13 WPI • Setts: 6-8 tabby, 10-12 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5-5.5 stitches/in on sz 6-7 • C: 2.75-2.5 stitches/in on sz I-9 to K-10.5

Harrisville Highland - Cones Yarn

$23.00/8 oz cone
$20.50 for 8.00+
  • 100% Wool
  • 450yds/8 oz cone, 900yds/lb
  • 14-15 WPI • Setts: 8 tabby, 10 to 12 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5 – 5.5 stitches/in on sz 5 – 8 • C: 3-4.5 stitches/in on sz 7 to I-9

Harrisville Highland Yarn - Washed Skeins

$12.40/3.5 oz hank
$11.25 for 8.00+
  • 100% Wool
  • 200yds/3.5 oz hank, 900yds/lb
  • 14-15 WPI • Setts: 8 tabby, 10 to 12 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5 to 5.5 stitches/in on sz 5-8 • C: 3-4.5 stitches/in on sz 7 to I-9

Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn

$7.95/50 g ball
  • 100% Pure Wool
  • 107yds/50 g ball, 978yds/lb
  • 13 WPI • Setts: 6-8 tabby, 8-10 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5 to 6 stitches/in on sz 6-7

Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed Yarn

regular price: $12.65/50 g ball
  • 85% Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere
  • 147yds/50 g ball, 1344yds/lb
  • 14 WPI • Setts: 8 tabby, 10-12 twill
  • Gauge: K: 5 stitches/in on sz 6
Some colors on sale
discount price: $9.95/50 g ball

Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino Yarn

$15.95/100 g hank
$14.00 for 8.00+
  • 100% Organic Merino Wool
  • 382yds/100 g hank, 1745yds/lb
  • 14 WPI • Setts: 7-8 tabby, 9-12 twill
  • Gauge: 5.25-6 sts/in on US sz 5-7