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Made by Penguins

Luxury Hand-Dyed Yarns



Just perfect for socks, pretty shawls, lightweight garments and we even use baby Alpaca for blankets as it’s just so soft & cosy!

We have a wide selection of yarns that are suitable for socks. if you are looking to make socks the best yarns are those with Nylon or a long staple length fibre such as Blue Faced Leicester socks need a little something extra to make them super durable.

Most of our 4ply is sold in 2 x 50g Hanks, this is because we hand-paint most of our yarns and we think by starting a sock with two balls at exactly the same time gives you the best chance of making a perfect pair.

We recommend: 23 stitches and 30 rows for a 10x10cm tension square using 2.5mm - 3.5mm needles/hook


One of our favourite yarns to make crochet animals in. We have a wide selection of DK yarns available but our Pure 100% Baby is our favourite and you will find a very wide selection of colours on this base. Along with our super shiny luxury PIMA cotton 

We recommend: 21 stitches and 28 rows for a 10x10cm tension square using 4mm needles/hook

Remember if your making amiguruimi its always recommended to go down a hook size!


Perfect for those cold weather items to keep you toasty in the cold British weather! 

We recommend: 17 stitches and 22 rows for a 10x10cm tension square using 5mm needles/hook


Our chunky, is perfect for hats and scarves! It’s lovely thick and squishy! Look out for our special Chunkys, those tend to be on the super chunky side.

We recommend: 10 stitches and 14 rows for a 10x10cm tension square using 8-9mm needles/hook

We always recommend that you buy all you need for a project at the same time. Whilst we follow recipes for each of our colour-ways the nature of Hand-Dyed means variations between Dye lots are much more noticeable than when yarns are all dyed at the same time.