We can only provide a guesstimate as the results will differ based on project, stitch pattern and your gauge. A good guide though is to look at the photos and picture how many stiches you will have for each colour section/colour change. Short colour changes or speckles will provide an overall or mottled effect, whereas long colour changes will create a stripey (long or short stripes depending on the length of each section of colour and your stitch pattern and length of rows/rounds) or pooled effect.
All yarns in the shop can be used for garments, shawls, beanies etc.
We also stock sock yarn.
Our baby alpaca silk and cashmere blend yarns are perfect for cozy sweaters, shawls and cardigans. The yarn is soft, and warm. It doesn't cause "prickly heat", or feeling too warm when the weather is getting cooler and we want to wear our woolly creations. Many people that are allergic to sheep wool might be able to tolerate baby alpaca. Alpaca is an amazing fibre, that balances the temperature, so that its always comfortable to wear in the cooler seasons, including spring. It keeps its shape well, and its very easy to knit and crochet with.
The pattern you have selected will tell you the amount of yarn you need. All product listings on our website include the meterage and grams for each item, so its easy to compare to your pattern.
A 100 gram skein of 4 ply for example will make a nice sized shawl.
A 100 gram skein of sock yarn will be enough to make a pair of socks. We have made a pair of UK size 6 socks from one skein, and had enough left for a pair of size 4 ankle socks. this does depend on your pattern and knitting tension/needles used, but 1 skein is plenty for a standard pair of socks.
We know deciding which yarns work together can be tricky, so drop us a line through the contact page and we will be happy to help and provide some ideas. If you are unsure of how my yarns will look knitted up, please check the "yarn facts" menu option where i have provided some guidance.