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
  • Super Bulky
  • Jumbo
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Alpaca Cloud Lace Yarn (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g $6.79
Cascade Alpaca Lace (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g  
Plymouth Baby Alpaca Lace (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g  
Curio (100% Cotton) 100g $3.99
Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread (100% Mercerized Cotton) 50g  
DMC Cebelia Crochet Thread No. 10 (100% Mercerized Cotton) 50g  
Gloss Lace Yarn (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk) 50g $6.49
Cascade Forest Hills (51% Silk, 49% Merino Wool) 100g  
Luminance Lace Yarn (100% Silk) 50g $12.99
Artyarns Silk Essence (100% Silk) 45g  
Madelinetosh Pure Silk Lace (100% Silk) 100g  
Shadow Lace Yarn (100% Merino Wool) 50g $4.99
Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace (100% Extra Fine Merino Superwash) 50g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Alpaca Cloud Fingering Yarn (100% Superfine Alpaca ) 50g $6.79
Plymouth Alpaca Prima Fingering (100% Superfine Alpaca) 100g  
Hawthorne Fingering Multi Yarn (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon)) 100g $10.99
Cloudborn Highland Superwash Sock Twist Hand Paints (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide) 50g  
Stroll Sock Yarn (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon) 50g $4.69
Cascade Heritage (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon) 100g  
Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist (80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Polyamide) 100g  
Plymouth Happy Feet (90% Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Nylon) 50g  
Palette Yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g $3.49
Cascade 220 Fingering (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g  
Cloudborn Highland Fingering (100% Fine Highland Wool) 100g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Andean Treasure Yarn (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g $6.79
Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g  
Brava Sport Yarn (100% Premium Acrylic) 100g $1.99
Bernat Softee Baby Solids (100% Acrylic) 138g  
Cascade North Shore (100% Acrylic) 100g  
Comfy Sport Yarn (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic) 50g $2.99
Cascade Sunseeker Shade (50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic) 100g  
Wool of the Andes Sport Yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g $1.99
Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g  
Cloudborn Highland Sport (100% Fine Highland Wool) 50g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
CotLin DK Yarn (70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen) 50g $2.99
Cascade Hampton (70% Pima Cotton, 30% Linen) 100g  
Gloss DK Yarn (70% Merino wool, 30% Silk) 50g $6.49
Cascade Venezia Sport (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk) 100g  
Swish DK Yarn (100% Superwash Merino Wool) 50g $4.49
Cascade 220 Superwash Sport (100% Superwash Merino Wool) 50g  
Cloudborn Superwash Merino DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool) 100g  
Plymouth DK Merino Superwash (100% Fine Merino Superwash Wool) 50g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Brava Worsted Yarn (100% Premium Acrylic) 100g $1.99
Bernat Satin (100% Acrylic) 100g  
Cascade Anthem (100% Acrylic) 100g  
Comfy Worsted Yarn (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic) 50g $2.99
Cascade Avalon (50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic) 100g  
Plymouth Jeanee Worsted (55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic) 50g  
Dishie Yarn ( 100% Cotton) 100g $2.99
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (100% Cotton) 70g  
Mighty Stitch Yarn (80% Acrylic 20% Superwash Wool) 100g $3.49
Plymouth Encore Worsted (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool) 100g  
Swish Worsted Yarn (100% Superwash Merino Wool) 50g $4.49
Cascade 220 Superwash Merino (100% Superwash Merino Wool) 100g  
Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist (100% Superwash Merino Wool) 100g  
Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash (100% Superwash Fine Merino Wool) 100g  
Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g $1.99
Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 100g  
Cloudborn Highland Worsted (100% Fine Highland Wool) 100g  
Wool of the Andes Superwash (100% Superwash Wool) 50g $3.69
Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool) 100g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Brava Bulky Yarn (100% Premium Acrylic) 100g $1.99
Bernat Softee Chunky (100% Acrylic) 100g  
Mighty Stitch Bulky (80% Acrylic 20% Superwash Wool) 100g $3.49
Plymouth Encore Chunky (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool) 100g  
Wool of the Andes Bulky Yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 100g $3.99
Cascade Eco+ (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 250g  
Cloudborn Wool Bulky Naturals (100% Highland Wool) 125g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
The Big Cozy (55% Superfine Alpaca, 45% Peruvian Highland Wool ) 100g $9.99
Blue Sky Bulky Alpaca (50% Alpaca, 50% Wool) 100g  
Cascade Mondo (50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Wool) 400g  
Mighty Stitch Super Bulky (80% Acrylic 20% Superwash Wool) 100g $3.49
Plymouth Encore Mega (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool) 100g  
Tuff Puff (100% Wool) 100g $4.49
Cascade Lana Grande (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 100g  
Yarn FamilyPut UpOur Price/skein
Super Tuff Puff (100% Wool) 200g $8.99
Cascade Magnum (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 250g  

We update this page quarterly, some of these yarns may no longer be available. Last updated 5/25/2017. 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.