We here at Darn Yarn were always big fans of Sugar Bush Yarn, and it was with great sadness that we learned that they were closing their doors for good. Then, we found their domain name was available, and we thought it would be a grave disservice to let it go to waste - instead creating a page to help you find the right yarn for your future project even if Sugar Bush is no longer around to provide it. Whether you're looking for laceweight, fingering, DK, Worsted, or just want to explore a world of yarn, we want to help you find what you're looking for - all at exceptional qualities of product and with fast, free shipping options across North America.
If you’re looking for the lightest weight there is, you’re in the right place. Lace weight is thin, light, and great for airy, delicate projects. It’s often used to create lacy, openwork fabrics, but you can also double it up—two strands of laceweight yarn gives you the equivalent of a fingering weight strand. You can also use it with another yarn to mix up the colour or texture!
Also called sock yarn, fingering weight yarn is light, thin, and versatile. This superfine yarn is perfect for projects like summer shawls and lightweight sweaters. Two strands of fingering weight yarn can be combined to make the equivalent of one strand of DK yarn.
Note: although the terms fingering weight and sock weight are often used interchangeably, not all fingering yarn is good for socks. The best sock yarn is reinforced with a synthetic fibre like nylon for added durability. Our fingering weight yarn selection includes plenty of fabulous sock yarns—let us know if you’d like some suggestions!
Double knit yarn is a medium-fine yarn, also called light or light worsted. Two strands of DK yarn can be substituted for worsted weight yarn, which can be fun if you have a couple of DK colourways that make each other sing.
DK yarn is great for lightweight pieces that still need some warmth, like baby blankets, spring sweaters, and shawls. It’s a wonderful, versatile yarn that’s used in a huge variety of patterns.
Worsted weight yarn is a medium-weight yarn that’s used in a vast range of patterns, from cozy sweaters to scarves, hats, and blankets. It’s one of the most popular yarn weights—easy to work with, and great for beginner knitters.
Worsted weight yarn is also called afghan yarn (see above re: blankets). Aran yarn is a sub-set of worsted weight yarn. If your pattern calls for aran yarn, keep an eye on your gauges and play with needle sizes until you get the gauge you need.