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Weight

Standard Yarn Weight System

Yarn Standards

Lists type of yarn, knit gauge, and recommended needle size in both U.S. and metric sizes. Includes yarn weight symbols and category names.


Fiber

WoolWorks.org

Wool Works Craft This page describes origins and uses of common fibers, from animal to vegetable to synthetic.

Knitter's Review

Knitter's Review Yarn reviews listed by fiber! Great way to find nice yarns of a specific fiber.

YarnDex

YarnDex Browse the most comprehensive yarn directory by fiber. Over 40 fibers to choose from!

Brands

Quality Affordable Yarn

KnitPicks.com

KnitPicks "Luxury yarn at affordable prices"

Knit Picks carries yarns made of a full range of fibers - from natural to synthetic to blends! Representing all weights from lace to super bulky and everything in between. Always has a great selection on clearance as well!

Elann.com

Elann.com "Name brand yarns at amazing discounts"

This Canadian company has a lot to offer with tons of yarns, a bargain corner, and even a swap shop!

Profiles and Shade Cards

YarnDex

YarnDex Over 3,000 yarns! Use the Advanced Search to find exactly what you are looking for!

Popular brands

(Note: these are only but a few!)
Artful Yarns Berroco Brown Sheep Cascade Classic Elite
Artful Yarns Berroco Brown Sheep Cascade Yarns Classic Elite
Colinette Crystal Palace Debbie Bliss Jaeger Koigu
Colinette Crystal Palace Debbie Bliss Jaeger Koigu
Lana Grossa Misti Moda Dea Needful Yarns Noro
Lana Grossa Misti International Moda Dea Needful Yarns Noro
Plymouth Prism Rowan Tahki Wendy
Plymouth Prism Rowan Tahki Wendy