Here, you’ll find information and description of our fiber bases. We’ve separated this page into two sections: Superwash and non-superwash. If you would like more information on the difference between these two, please see our posts about superwash vs. non-superwash.
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to be in touch!
Superwash / SW
Superwash wool displays colors with vibrance. Speckles, jewel tones, brights and darks display with panache.
Easy to care for, it can handle a delicate trip in the wash every now and then.
Superwash wool has the ability to display the nuance of our glazed colors like no other.
$27 | Fingering Weight
100% SW Merino Wool
400 yards / 365 meters
100 gramsBouncy and squishy, this 100% superwash merino yarn is just perfect for all of your project needs from socks to sweaters! This is our ideal go-to yarn for any project and a staple here at Wildewood Fibers.
$29 | DK Weight
100% Fine SW Merino Wool
250 Yards / 228 Meters
115 GramsThis DK base is 100% Superwash merino wool with an extra 15 grams of lovable bouncy wool for your projects! At 250 yards, this base goes the extra mile for you. Yeah. We said it.
Disclaimer: Not an actual mile—that’s 1760 yards. Which for the record is 7.06 skeins of this base, if you *do* need a mile of this yarn.
$29 | Worsted-Aran Weight
80% Fine SW Merino Wool
20% Baby Alpaca
191 Yards / 174 Meters
100 gramsA little bit between worsted and aran, this base is a two-ply milled from incredibly soft, fine grade superwash merino wool and a pinch of baby alpaca. With a crisp stitch definition, surprising loft, and an ability to display some truly gorgeous colors, this base is a dream to work with!
$27.50 | Fingering Weight
Single Ply Slub
90% SW 21.5 Micron Merino Wool
437 Yards / 400 Meters
100 GramsThis delightful slub base has, as you can see, baubles of woolly joy along its crimp-y single-ply construction. Soft with a wonderful drape and sheen, this textured yarn makes for a fun knit! Use it for an entire project, or pop a little bit of it into your next colorwork sweater for some added depth.
$28.50 | Fingering Weight
70% SW Merino Wool
438 Yards / 400 Meters
100 GramsA fabulous single-ply base that soaks up colors beautifully! This base has panache for a dazzling display, and the drape is simply seductive.
$28.50 | DK Weight
Two Ply85% SW Merino Wool
15% Mulberry Silk
246 yds / 224 Meters
100 GramsNamed for my sweet grandmother, this base does the Lord's work. With a 21 micron superwash merino wool base, you're guaranteed next-to-skin softness; add a dash of silk and you've got yourself some elegant shine and a beautiful drape! Colors and project will shine bright with this two-ply base.
$27 | DK Weight
85% SW Merino Wool
15% Donegal Nepps
231 Yards / 210 Meters
100 gramsA sweet helping of donegal nepps gives this wool base a cozy tweed and a bit more character than your average skein. Perfect for garments and accessories!
$31 | DK Weight
80% SW Merino Wool
231 yards / 210 meters
100 gramsThis classic beauty of a base is velvety soft and soaks up color like a sponge! A springy four-ply, this base is an excellent choice for hats and sweaters and would make great cable work. A hint of cashmere adds a bit of luxury, while a touch of nylon gives this yarn a bit of strength.
$28 | Bulky Weight
100% Fine SW Merino Wool
109 yards / 99 Meters
100 gramsThis lofty chunky weight yarn is soft as a cloud and cozy to boot! Named for a local rec area on the Columbia River that we love, this is a perfectly quick, warm, and cozy base to knit with.
Non-Superwash / NSW
Hues ranging from rich, saturated water colors to delicately dappled, these bases hold their tones more gently than our SW bases.
Without superwash treatments, these bases have less of an impact on the environment.
Worried about baby? Our GOTS-certified organic bases have no additional treatments, and are more than safe for your little ones.
$27 | Lace Weight
74% Baby Suri Alpaca
328 yards / 300 meters
50 GramsNamed after a particularly ethereal family member, this base glows from within and carries a delicate halo. Excellent when held double with a heavier weight yarn for an extra special project.
$28 | Fingering Weight
100% Fine Organic Merino Wool, GOTS
437 yards / 399 meters
100 gramsThis base is the stuff of your eco-friendly fluffy cloud dreams: non-superwash, GOTS-certified organic, sustainably grown, mulesing-free. Need we say more? The single-ply texture is simply delightfully fluffy and soft and knits up into lofty, plump garter stitches and cloud-like stockinette.
$38 | Fingering Weight
437 Yards / 399 Meters
100 gramsThis luxurious base will spin you a thousand tales! A warm beige undyed, this will produce warm, rich jewel tones in semisolids. An incredible drape and phenomenal treat! Available through special order only.
$25 | Heavy Fingering / Light Sport Weight
50% Recycled Wool
383 Yards / 350 Meters
100 GramsThe Echo base is our answer to an eco-friendly, non-superwash alternative. The recycled wool in this base isn’t wool that’s been used and fished out of the trash or donated—it’s wool that was left over from the sorting process that would otherwise be thrown out at the mill. Tencel, a fiber made from cellulose plants, is a sustainable material that makes up the other half of this base. Strong and moisture-wicking with a beautiful sheen, tencel makes this base great for hard-wearing projects such as socks.
The recycled wool soaks up colors and displays them as beautiful muted heathers, while the tencel adds a brilliant silvery gloss and crisp (yet soft) texture.
$29 | Sport Weight
70% Fine Organic Merino Wool, GOTS
30% Organic Hemp
328 yards / 300 meters
100 gramsHearthwood is made from GOTS-certified fine organic merino wool (sustainably grown and mulesing-free) and organic hemp. This two-ply base is the stuff of flower child dreams. Non-itchy, soft, fluff sheepish goodness. Give some character to your next project with Hearthwood.
$29 | Worsted Weight
100% Fine Organic Merino Wool,
218 yards / 200 meters
100 gramsDwell is a scrumptious base that is the non-superwash worsted of your dreams! It's incredibly soft, very squishy from its four-ply construction, and soaks up color beautifully. You'll want to dwell a little longer with any project you make with this base.
$25 | Super Bulky Weight
100% Andean Highland Wool
44 yards / 40 meters
100 gramsA base as epic as its namesake, the Columbia Gorge, it's milled from untreated Andean Highland wool. This is a crisp, fluffy, and squeezable soft yarn with a rounded three-ply body. Non-superwash wools tend to display color less vibrantly, but boy oh boy, does this wool know how to soak up color. We could squish this for daaaays. (And we have, shhhh).