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Yarn Bases

Alley Cat carries a range of specially curated yarn bases. Please contact us if you'd like guidance selecting the best yarn for your project; we're happy to help!

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BOOTS 2-ply Sock

85% superwash extrafine merino / 15% nylon

Approximately 360 yards per 100 gram skein

Boots is a traditional superwash sock yarn with a twist--literally! Its 2-ply construction is made up of extrafine (extra soft!) merino and nylon, plied together at a high twist to achieve a yarn that is both soft and durable. Best for: socks, shawls, garments, accessories, baby items, or any other fingering weight project you have in mind. 

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 LEO BFL Sock

80% superwash BFL / 20% nylon

Approximately 425 yards per 115 gram skein

Featuring Bluefaced Leicester wool, Leo is a lofty fingering weight yarn ideal for strong and warm socks, sweaters, mitts, and other projects that call for a formidable yet cozy fibre. Owing to its long fibre staple length, BFL is known for its strength, sheen, and gentle halo. It is particularly well-suited for colour work projects because of its textured structure that holds stitches together well.

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MINETTE MCS Single-ply Fingering

75% merino / 15% cashmere / 10% silk

Approximately 496 yards per 115 gram skein

Ultra luxurious, Minette awaits your most special shawls, accessories, and other projects that call for drape, shine, and softness. Especially well-suited for open lace work and patterns which favour a relaxed fabric. 

 

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MINOU 3-ply MCS Fingering

75% merino / 15% cashmere / 10% silk

Approximately 425 yards per 115 gram skein

Minou is opulence in a string! An exceptionally soft, luxurious yarn, Minou is ideal for fingering weight projects such as special garments and accessories. Its sprightly 3-ply twist gives it good stitch definition for cable or lacework projects, though it is equally beautiful in simpler designs.

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    TABBY DK 

    85% superwash extrafine merino / 15% nylon

    Approximately 246 yards per 100 gram skein

    A classic DK weight 4-ply superwash yarn with the same special combination of softness and strength found in little brother Boots 2-ply. A touch of nylon fortifies this yarn to let its extrafine merino softness all hang out. Suited to a wide variety of projects that call for a reliable, soft, mid-weight DK yarn.

     

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    MOGGIE DK 

    100% superwash extrafine merino

    Approximately 251 yards per 115 gram skein

    Looking for a reliable, versatile, squishy, lofty, cozy, and flexible DK or light worsted weight yarn? Meet Moggie!

    Moggie is a 100% superwash merino yarn that successfully rides the line between DK and worsted weight thanks to its malleable loft. You choose how to use it based on your gauge and the qualities you desire in your finished project. Well suited to projects of all sorts, and soft enough for next-to-skin wear on sensitive skin.

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    DUCHESS DK

    70% superwash Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) / 20% silk / 10% cashmere

    Approximately 251 yards per 115 gram skein

    Duchess is a show stopper! Somehow, it's everything all at once: soft and strong, squishy and structured, cozy and light, unique and versatile. Duchess is perfect for all manner of garments and accessories in the DK to light worsted range, however truly shines as a shawl or sweater where its drape can adorn its wearer in a cozy embrace.

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    QUEENIE MCN Aran

    80% superwash merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon

    Approximately 181 yards per 100 gram skein

    Queenie is a lofty, fluffy, fun, extra-soft yarn ideal for fast-work accessories. Try Queenie for your next hat, cowl, capelet, or mitts!