Yarn Design Tips

Tips and tricks for designing your own custom yarn at Yarnia.


Machine-Washable Yarns in our Online Shop

Pssst! Did you know that if you’re looking for a machine-washable yarn for a specific project, all those yarns have their own separate section in our online shop?Here’s the easiest way to find them: From the shop homepage, move your cursor over to “Yarn” in the top menu bar. Hover over that word, and a menu will drop down displaying different options for how to shop our yarn selection.Next, hover your cursor over "House Blends." Once you do, you'll see another menu appear that shows all the different types of House Blends you can choose from. At the very bottom of that list you'll see th...

How to Create Semi-Solid or Solid Yarns

Originally published June 14, 2010Solid colored yarn is an oft-forgotten phenomenon at Yarnia; when you can combine colors in so many thousands of permutations, it’s easy to forget that you can keep it simple and create beautiful colorwork by incorporating stripes, fair isle, or alternating colors within the work itself. How does this work?  Well, let’s say you find that perfect shade of teal bamboo that you love, love, love. We can just take that color and make it as thick as you’d like, by winding together multiple strands of the same yarn.  If you don’t want your yarn to...

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