Yarn Comparison Chart

Substituting yarns is a snap with our handy 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.

Yarn Family Put Up Our Price/skein
Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Lace (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g $4.61
Cascade Alpaca Lace (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g  
Plymouth Baby Alpaca Lace (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g  
Knit Picks Curio (100% Mercerized Cotton) 100g $2.39
Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread (100% Mercerized Cotton) 50g  
DMC Cebelia Crochet Thread No. 10 (100% Mercerized Cotton) 50g  
Knit Picks Gloss Lace (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk) 50g $3.49
Cascade Forest Hills (51% Silk, 49% Merino Wool) 100g  
Knit Picks Luminance (100% Silk) 50g $8.39
Artyarns Silk Essence (100% Silk) 45g  
Madelinetosh Pure Silk Lace (100% Silk) 100g  
Knit Picks Shadow (100% Merino Wool) 50g $2.99
Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace (100% Extra Fine Merino Superwash) 50g  
Yarn Family Put Up Our Price/skein
Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Fingering (100% Superfine Alpaca) 50g $6.15
Plymouth Alpaca Prima Fingering (100% Superfine Alpaca) 100g  
Hawthorne Fingering Multi (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide) 100g $9.09
Cloudborn Highland Superwash Sock Twist Hand Paints (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide) 50g  
Knit Picks Stroll Fingering (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon) 50g $3.49
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  
Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g $2.27
Cascade 220 Fingering (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g  
Cloudborn Highland Fingering (100% Fine Highland Wool) 100g  
Yarn Family Put Up Our Price/skein
Knit Picks Andean Treasure (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g $4.61
Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight (100% Baby Alpaca) 50g  
Knit Picks Brava Sport (100% Premium Acrylic) 100g $1.19
Bernat Softee Baby Solids (100% Acrylic) 138g  
Cascade North Shore (100% Acrylic) 100g  
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g $1.74
Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g  
Cloudborn Highland Sport (100% Fine Highland Wool) 50g  
Yarn Family Put Up Our Price/skein
Knit Picks CotLin (70% Cotton, 30% Linen) 50g $3.19
Cascade Hampton (70% Pima Cotton, 30% Linen) 100g  
Knit Picks Gloss DK (70% Merino Wool, 30% silk) 50g $5.59
Cascade Venezia Sport (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk) 100g  
Knit Picks Swish DK (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 Family Put Up Our Price/skein
Knit Picks Brava Worsted (100% Premium Acrylic) 100g $1.39
Bernat Satin (100% Acrylic) 100g  
Cascade Anthem (100% Acrylic) 100g  
Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic) 50g $2.79
Cascade Avalon (50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic) 100g  
Plymouth Jeanee Worsted (55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic) 50g  
Knit Picks Dishie (100% Cotton) 100g $2.09
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (100% Cotton) 70g  
Knit Picks Mighty Stitch (80% Acrlic, 20% Superwash Wool) 100g $2.79
Plymouth Encore Worsted (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool) 100g  
Knit Picks Swish Worsted (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  
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 50g $1.74
Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 100g  
Cloudborn Highland Worsted (100% Fine Highland Wool) 100g  
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash (100% Superwash Wool) 50g $2.39
Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool) 100g  
Yarn Family Put Up Our Price/skein
Knit Picks Brava Bulky (100% Premium Acrylic) 100g $1.39
Bernat Softee Chunky (100% Acrylic) 100g  
Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky (80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool) 100g $2.79
Plymouth Encore Chunky (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool) 100g  
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 100g $3.49
Cascade Eco+ (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 250g  
Cloudborn Wool Bulky Naturals (100% Highland Wool) 125g  
Yarn Family Put Up Our Price/skein
Knit Picks Big Cozy (55% Superfine Alpaca, 45% Peruvian Highland Wool) 100g $6.59
Blue Sky Bulky Alpaca (50% Alpaca, 50% Wool) 100g  
Cascade Mondo (50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Wool) 400g  
Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Super Bulky (80% Acrlic, 20% Superwash Wool) 100g $2.79
Plymouth Encore Mega (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool) 100g  
Knit Picks Tuff Puff (100% Wool) 100g $2.24
Cascade Lana Grande (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 100g  

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.