Yarns

Here at Apple Tree Knits we select base yarns that are top quality, tremendously soft, and suited to a wide range of projects.  From lace-weight to bulky, from silk to merino to linen to cashmere, we offer many of the best fibers the world has to offer.  Learn about our yarns below, and check out all the delicious ATK colorways under the 'Colors' tab!


We recommend hand-washing all yarns in cold water using a wash safe for natural fibers.  This will prolong the life and good looks of your item (now, if only that worked for everything!).  All Plush yarns and Copper Sock may be machine washed using cold water and appropriate detergent and tumble dried on low; we strongly recommend washing and drying a small swatch to ensure your particular machines will give the desired results. (Plush yarns and Copper Sock will benefit from a trip through the dryer if they grow too much during washing.  For projects like a lace shawl where growing is desirable, and for all other yarn bases, lay flat to dry).

A note on colorfastness: all of our yarns have been thoroughly rinsed in our studio until our soak water is clear. Due to variations in water chemistry, soap, and washing technique, it is still possible for bright or dark colors to bleed slightly in the first couple of washes (as is true of all wool yarns).  To minimize this we highly recommend washing with cold water whenever possible, using a wash designed for hand-made wool items, and soaking for the least amount of time possible.

 

Lace 

Silk Lace
100% mulberry silk, 2-ply
3.5 oz (100 g)/ 1094 yds (1000 m)
The smoothness, the shine, the unbelievable softness - everything you'd ever hope a silk yarn could be!  And enough yardage to turn it into anything you can imagine. Perfect for stunning shawls, scarves, and wraps.

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.

Stellar Lace
70% superwash merino/30% mulberry silk, 2-ply
3.5 oz (100 g)/1085 yds (992 m)
Quite possibly the perfect lace-weight yarn: the sheen and drape of silk, the bounce and memory of wool, and the lightweight warmth of both. Perfect for shawls, scarves, and very fine garments.

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.

 


Light Fingering

SilkLin Light Fingering
65% silk, 35% linen
4 oz (113 g)/ 756 yds (691 m)
With lovely drape and subtle sheen, this yarn combines the breathability of linen with the softness of silk.  It holds blocking well making it perfect for lace projects, and is also an ideal choice for warm-weather items to be worn against the skin.  This yarn is also hypoallergenic! Silkin is perfect for lightweight garments, shawls, and summer scarves.

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.

 


Fingering

Luxe Fingering
51% mulberry silk/49% merino, 2-ply
4 oz (113 g), 500 yds (457 m)
A personal favorite, this yarn cannot be matched for feel.  All the smoosh and bounce of super-soft wool, all the smoothness and shine of silk.  The lovely combination of drape and memory makes it well-suited for lace, colorwork, cables, and texture stitch patterns. Perfect for garments, shawls, scarves, and hats.

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.


Groovy Fingering

100% superwash merino, single ply
5.25 oz (150 g)/576 yds (527 m)
A delightful single-ply superwash merino yarn that absolutely glows with color. Perfect for shawls, scarves, and garments.

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.


Plush Fingering
100% superwash merino, 2-ply
4 oz (113 g), 560 yds (512 m)
An anything-but-basic merino, Plush is suitable for a huge range of projects.  Super soft, smooshy and warm, this yarn gives beautiful saturated colors and feels lovely on the skin.  The 2-ply structure also makes it an excellent choice for lace projects.

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry. Projects stitched to a firm gauge may be machine wash cold on delicate setting and tumble dried low.


Silk Fingering
100% mulberry silk, 2-ply
3.5 oz (100 g), 434 yds (397 m)
The fingering-weight answer to our Silk Lace yarn, perfect for shawls, scarves, cowls, even tanks and shells!  Like Silk Lace, Silk Fingering has tremendous sheen and incredible softness, and a 2-ply structure that makes it an excellent choice for lace work. 

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.

 

Copper Sock
88% superwash merino/12% copper-infused nylon, textured 4-ply
3.5 oz (100 g)/435 yds (398 m)
The most exciting new yarn we've seen in a long time!  Copper Sock features 2 plies of superwash merino and 2 thinner plies of copper-infused nylon, creating an exceptionally soft, supremely bouncy, and remarkably durable sock yarn.  This yarn is fantastic for socks, of course, but also for mitts, sweaters, hats, and any other accessory.  It's springiness makes it poorly suited for lace, but it's ideal for colorwork, texture, cables, stockinette and garter.
 
Hand or machine wash cold, tumble dry low or lay flat to dry.

 

 

Sport

Nirvana Sport
65% cashmere, 35% silk
1.75 oz (50 g)/ 162 yds (148 m)
The absolute ultimate in luxury yarn, indescribably soft and luminous.  This yarn has excellent drape and warmth, with a delicate glowing sheen. Perfect for cowls,  scarves, shawls, and luxurious garments.

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.

 


DK

Ethereal DK
50% mulberry silk, 50% superwash merino, 4-ply
3.5 oz (100 g)/231 yds
This round, springy yarn has wonderful drape and an otherwordly shine.  Excellent for women's garments and accessories, especially for patterns featuring texture, cables, colorwork, or stockinette.  

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.


Plush DK
100% superwash merino, 4-ply
4 oz (113 g)/ 280 yds (256 m)
The DK version of ever-popular Plush, perfect for quick-knit accessories and garments for all ages.  All the smooshiness and rich color you'd expect from Plush, with 280 deliciously soft yards per skein!

Hand or machine wash cold on delicate setting, tumble dry low or lay flat to dry.

 


Worsted

Plush Worsted
100% superwash merino, 4-ply
4 oz (113 g)/ 210 yds (192 m)
Our worsted-weight Plush, a perfect all-purpose yarn.  Lovely for quick accessories and nice thick sweaters, and just as smooshy-soft as its Plush counterparts.

Hand or machine wash cold on delicate setting, tumble dry low or lay flat to dry.


Bulky

Plush Bulky
100% superwash merino, 4-ply
4 oz (113 g)/ 105 yds (96 m)
The granddaddy of them all, Plush Bulky is the king of loft and airiness.  An ideal choice for quick-knit accessories and ultra-warm, ultra-smooshy garments.

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.