bases

here at mockingbird fiber co. we source the best bases we can find.
our merino wool is always mulesing free. our bfl is only sourced from great britain. to care for your knitted item, we recommend soaking in room temperature water with some wool wash, if desired. laying flat to dry is suggested. We always soak our yarn in unscented wool wash after dyeing to combat bleeding, but a little bleeding may still occur.

due to the nature of hand-dyed yarn, we highly recommend alternating skeins when using more than one skein of any color to prevent pooling.

 
 
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BOUNCY DK

everyone needs a go-to dk yarn! love to knit sweaters? how about hats and mittens? even cozy socks? this yarn covers it all! the 100% merino fiber knits up soft and warm. we love the bouncy, 4-ply construction and consider this to be the ideal dk!

100% superwash merino wool, 4 ply
dk weight
231 yd/100 g

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BOUNCY SOCK

this super round addition to our lineup has all the strength of sock yarn without the nylon! its 4-ply construction lends beautiful stitch definition and it blooms like a dream! insanely soft, this one is perfect for socks, shawls, and sweaters alike!

100% superwash merino wool, 4-ply
fingering weight
438 yd/100 g

 
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FUZZ

whether you're jumping on the mohair bandwagon or have always loved the fluffy stuff, this is a dreamy base! soft kid mohair blends beautifully with shiny silk and knits up into stunning garments and accessories. we love holding it together with a merino base... out of this world!

72/28 kid mohair/silk
lace weight
459 yd/50 g

 
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LUXE DK

every now and then, we need to splurge on a luxurious yarn. if you find yourself in this predicament, you can’t go wrong with luxe dk - a buttery blend of alpaca, silk, and cashmere. with its fabulous drape, we can’t get enough of this ultra-soft yarn, perfect for hats and shawls.

70 baby alpaca/20 silk/10 cashmere, 4-ply
dk weight
246 yd/100 g

 
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RUSTIC SOCK

if you haven't tried bluefaced leicester wool (bfl), you're missing a real treat! add in black & cream flecks and you've got the most gorgeous tweed sock yarn. bfl is sturdy as can be, but still has a fabulous hand. we call it "rustic" because we picture ourselves knitting by the campfire, wearing tweedy woolen socks!

85/15 superwash blue faced leicester wool/nylon, 2 ply
fingering weight
438 yd/100 g

 
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SCRUMMY SOCK

if mary berry were to try this yarn, we like to think she'd say it's just "scrummy"! this perfectly springy, 2-ply fingering yarn produces beautiful socks, cowls, and even sweaters. merino makes it soft and bouncy, while a touch of nylon provides durability for long-lasting knitwear. it's our absolute favorite yarn for socks!

80/20 superwash merino wool/nylon, 2-ply
fingering weight
400 yd/100 g

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SEXY SINGLE

springy and super soft, this single-ply merino base is perfect for sweaters and accessories of all kinds! it lends beautiful stitch definition to garments, hats, or even socks. we especially love it for shawls!

100% superwash merino, single ply
400 yd/100 g

 

solo super bulky (not pictured)

merino wool lends softness and nylon adds strength to this super bulky addition to our lineup. it knits up quickly, making It the perfect yarn for whipping up last-minute gifts! each skein contains enough yardage for a cozy hat or pair of mittens

80/20 superwash merino wool/nylon, single ply
super bulky weight
76 yd/100 g

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SPARKLE SOCK

this base is similar to our scrummy sock with its 2-ply twist and merino-nylon mix, but a strand of gold stellina makes it extra special! colors come to life with a little sparkle on this base, perfect for a cozy pair of christmas socks!

75/20/5 merino wool/nylon/gold stellina, 2-ply
fingering weight
438 yd/100 g

 
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STAPLE SOCK

a soft and round 4-ply yarn, staple sock has excellent stitch definition, perfect for your next pair of socks! cables and lace knit up beautifully with this one. there's plenty of nylon for added durability and generous yardage. this yarn is a staple in any sock knitter’s stash!

75/25 superwash merino wool/nylon, 4-ply
fingering weight
464 yd/100 g

 
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TIMBER DK

tweedy and soft, timber is rustic’s merino sister. we particularly love it in this dk weight, perfect for hats, thick socks, or even sweaters. you can’t go wrong with tweed or merino, so this is a match made in yarn heaven!

85/15 superwash merino wool/nylon, 4 ply
dk weight
231 yd/100 g