Machine Knitting.

Our machine knitting yarns are ideal yarns for domestic and industrial flat bed knitting machines. Also suitable for circular and sock machines.

Suitable for most knitting machines including, Brother, Silver Reed / Knitmaster, Passap, Shima and Dubied. The suitable thickness of yarn depends on the gauge of the machine being used.

12 Gauge - Super Fine / Industrial Knitting Machine,  for fine count industrial yarns like 2/30 Nm / 1-Ply or finer.

7 Gauge - Fine Gauge Machine (3.6mm), for fine count yarns, 2-Ply yarn, up to a 3-Ply.

5.6 Gauge - Standard Gauge Machine (4.5mm), for fine 2/30's yarn, up to a 4-Ply.

2.8 Gauge - Chunky Machine (9mm), for double knitting yarns, up to an Aran or Chunky thickness.


Helpful Hint: Knitting machine gauge equals the number of needles per inch.


Yarn Count.

All counts have two numbers. One is the number of ends (strands) that have been twisted together to create the yarn. The other number is the count. The higher the number, the finer the yarn, the more metres / yards that yarn has wound onto it.

Metric counts have the count first then the ends (60/2 Nm), worsted and cotton counts have the ends before the count (3/9 wc).

Worsted Count (wc) (Imperial) - 560 yards per lb (pound) of yarn.

Cotton Count (cc) (Imperial) - 840 yards per lb (pound) of yarn.

Metric Count (nm) (Metric) - 1000 metres per kg (kilogram) of yarn.




2/6double knitting
2/8   to 2/104 ply
2/12 to 2/153 ply
2/16 to 2/182 ply
2/28 to 2/321 ply








3 ends of 2/30 (1ply) make a 4 ply

2 ends of 2/30 (1ply) make a 3 ply

2 ends of 2ply make a 4ply

3 ends of 2ply make a double knit


Hand Knitting.

2ply - Essentially two strands of yarn spun together. Great for socks and gloves. Knit on 2 - 3.5mm needles.

4ply - Great for baby clothes, heavier socks and lightweight tops. Knit on 3 - 4mm needles.

DK or double knitting - Essentially double the weight of 4ply. This is the most widely used weight of yarn. Knit on 3.5 - 4.5mm needles.

Aran - Originally created for fisherman's jumpers. Use when DK isn't heavy enough and chunky is too bulky. Knit on 4 - 5.5mm needles.

Chunky - Associated with outdoor wear and winter jumpers. Knit on 5.5 - 7mm needles.

Super Chunky - A great weight for beginners because it produces quick results. Knit on needles that are at least 7mm thick.



Global Organic Textile Standard.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world standard for the textile processing of organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, supported by an independent certification, of the entire textile industry.

The objective of the standard is to define world-wide recognised requirements that guarantee the biological status of textile products, from the collection of raw materials, all from organic farming, through responsible production from an environmental and social point of view, up to labeling, in order to provide a credible guarantee to the final consumer.

The standard covers the processing, production, packaging, labeling, trade and distribution of all products made with at least 70% of certified organic natural fibres.

All chemical products used, dyes and auxiliaries, must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. 

A functional wastewater treatment plant is mandatory for all wet treatment units concerned.

All processing involved in the transformation of the product must comply with the standards and social criteria of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).



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