All About That Base

This page hosts a list of the bases that I am darned near certain are identical. Just like six artists can buy the same sketchbook and do sixty different things with it, dyers too can buy the same base yarn to dye from, and do many different things with it, and some people love a particular base but not a particular studio or dyer. Some dyers also may source their yarn from different mills, and there’s no guarantee that a UK dyer’s 70/20/10 MCN blend is the same as a US or New Zealand dyer’s. As I’m able to identify these things through the plies, twists and other things about the yarn, I’ll include it here.

This is sorted by weight, and then percentages from there – starting largest percentile to smallest.


Fingering Weight

70/20/10 Superwash Merino/Cashmere/Nylon

75/20/5 Superwash Merino / Nylon / Stellina

  • The Yarn Jar, “2-Ply Glitter”
  • Hue Loco, “Glitz Sock”


75/25 Wool/Nylon


75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon

  • Madelinetosh, “Twist Light”


75/25 Superwash Bluefaced Leicester/Nylon

  • Norah George Yarns, “BFL Sock”


80/20 Superwash Merino/Nylon – A


80/20 Superwash Merino / Nylon – B

  • Rohrspatz & Wollmeise “Twin”  (8 ply)


92/8 Superwash Merino / Lurex


DK Weight

70/20/5 Superwash Merino / Nylon / Stellina

  • The Lemonade Shop “Sparkle DK”