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Knitting Yarn Comparison Chart
Here at Knit Picks, our in-house experts have created a handy yarn comparison chart that will make substituting yarns a snap! This helpful tool lets you search through yarn weights and similar fiber blends to find appropriate Knit Picks yarns that will work for your project. Additionally, once you compare fiber blends and put ups of other brands to Knit Picks, you will be sure to discover the remarkable value of our yarns. By creating our own Knit Picks yarns, we are able to work directly with yarn mills (often the same mills as other leading brands) in order to provide knitters and crocheters the highest quality yarns and fibers at the lowest possible prices.
  • Lace
  • Fingering
  • Sport
  • DK
  • Worsted
  • Bulky
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Knit Picks Aloft (75% Super Kid Mohair, 25% Silk) 25g $6.99
Rowan Kidsilk Haze (70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk) 25g  
Knit Picks Shadow (100% merino) 50g $4.99
Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace 50g
Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud (100% baby alpaca) 50g $6.39
Cascade Baby Alpaca Lace (100% baby alpaca) 50g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Knit Picks Chroma Fingering (70% wool, 30% nylon) 100g $9.99
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball (75% wool, 25% nylon) 100g  
Knit Picks Stroll Fingering (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) 50g $4.69
Cascade Heritage Sock (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) 100g  
Plymouth Happy Feet (90% superwash merino, 10% nylon) 50g  
Knit Picks Felici Fingering (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) 50g $5.49
Berroco Sox (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) 100g  
Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g $3.49
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering (100% wool) 50g  
Jamieson's Spindrift (100% Shetland Wool) 25g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Knit Picks Andean Treasure (100% baby alpaca) 50g $5.49
Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight (100% alpaca) 50g  
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g $2.69
Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g  
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (100% Wool) 50g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Knit Picks Swish DK (100% superwash wool) 50g $4.69
Rowan Pure Wool DK (100% superwash wool)
50g  
Knit Picks Gloss DK (70% merino wool, 30% silk) 50g $6.49
Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi-Solid
(70% merino extrafine wool, 30% silk)
50g  
Knit Picks CotLin (70% cotton, 30% linen) 50g $2.99
Classic Elite Yarns Allegoro (70% organic cotton, 30% linen) 50g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Knit Picks Chroma Worsted (70% wool, 30% nylon) 100g $9.99
Crystal Palace Mochi Plus (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon) 50g  
Noro Kureyon (100% wool) 50g  
Knit Picks Dishie (100% cotton) 100g $3.99
Rowan Handknit Cotton (100% cotton) 50g  
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% peruvian highland wool) 50g $2.69
Cascade 220 (100% peruvian highland wool) 100g  
Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% superwash wool) 50g $4.69
Cascade 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool) 100g  
Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic) 50g $2.99
Rowan Calmer (75% cotton, 25% acrylic) 50g  
Knit Picks City Tweed Aran (55% Merino, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed) 100g $9.99
Rowan Felted Tweed Aran (50% merino, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose) 50g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky (100% peruvian highland wool) 100g $4.99
Berroco Peruvia Quick (100% peruvian highland wool) 100g  
Knit Picks Brava Bulky (100% Premium Acrylic) 100g $2.99
Lion Brand Jiffy (100% Acrylic) 85g  

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We update this page quarterly, some of these yarns may no longer be available. Last updated 1/6/2014. These yarn substitutions were determined by our in-house experts based on gauge, fiber content, yarn weight, and their analysis of the way the yarn knits up. The fiber content information was taken directly from the yarn label and/or the manufacturer’s web site.