Berry Fun Yarns
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Firefly Berries offers many varieties of jam and jelly, as well as 100% Concord grape juice, all canned to last at least a year in your cupboard, or up to two weeks in your refrigerator once opened. At this time, these products are only available for local pick up.
From strawberries to grapes to herbs, if you’re looking for fresh produce that we grow on our farm, this is your place to look. All fresh produce is only available for Saturday morning curbside pick up. We do not ship fresh produce.
Berry Fun Yarns are dyed naturally, without the use of toxic chemicals. The colors are coaxed out of the beautiful plants and flowers (or even coffee that Grandpa drinks!) that fill the fields of Firefly Berries. We do purchase a small amount (less than 10%) of our dyestuff or natural extracts from trusted U.S. dyestuff companies, as there are a few colors that are we are unable to grow in Minnesota. Dyeing yarn naturally is different than using acid dyes in many ways, but the most striking to the dyer is that naturally dyed yarns are highly sensitive to the pH of the water used both in the dyeing and washing process. A slight change in the pH of the water can yield an entirely different color. Because of this, we recommend handwashing all Berry Fun Yarn in cool or tepid water with a pH neutral soap like Eucalan. Once we dye the yarn, we do wash every hank to assure the dye has both set and is easy for the customer to work with. We also recommend storing your yarn and finished products out of direct sunlight.
2023 Advent Preorders
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A superfine yarn that is great for lace work. Great for projects that wish to evoke an ethereal or floaty feeling. Laceweight mohair or silk is also wonderful when held double with another yarn to create extra warmth and texture. Most commonly used with size US 000-US 1 (1.5-2.25 mm) knitting needles or a 1.4-2.25 mm crochet hook.
Mohair Silk Lace
This delicate laceweight yarn is made from both soft kid mohair and shiny mulberry silk. It is perfect for lightweight shawls or for using held double with another yarn to create a fabric with a soft halo. 72% Kid Mohair – 28% Silk 459 yards – 50 grams
Fingering weight yarn is often used for baby items, socks, shawls, and other lightweight accessories and garments. It is approximately twice the weight of a lace yarn, and is typically knit using a US size 1-3 (2.25-3.25 mm) knitting needle or a size B-1 to E-3 (2.25-3.5 mm) crochet hook.
One of the most luxurious and decadent bases you’ll ever find. Perfect for shawls and anything close to your skin. 60% Baby Alpaca – 20% Silk – 10% Cashmere 100 grams – 437 yards
Berry Tough Sock
80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon – 100 grams – 400 yards This high twist 2-ply sock yarn will have your feet and body singing! The softness of Merino, coupled with the strength of a high twist and nylon, plump up when dyed and make this a perfect yarn for any fingering weight project.
Berry Tough Sparkle
This high twist, fingering weight yarn sparkles with beauty from the stellina that is woven into the plies. Stellina, a non-metal, silver-toned fiber, makes this yarn a delight to knit with and to wear. 75% Superwash Merino – 25% Nylon – 5% Silver Stellina 438 yards – 100 grams
Eco Printed Sock Blanks
Sock blanks offer a unique and fun way to knit a sock. Simply unravel the blank and start knitting! No winding involved. Each of these sock blanks are one of a kind, and involve a process called eco printing. This is where I directly place the flowers and plant materials on the knitted fabric and then steam them to encourage the dyes to release from the plants. All dyes are permanently set. Check out our YouTube channel for a video to see how it is done! Each blank is fingering weight yarn, 463 yards, 100 grams. 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon
Suri Fluff Fingering
A beautifully soft and cozy fingering weight yarn. 100% Suri Alpaca 100 grams – 437 yards
Yak = More warmth and more luxury! This decadent base is in the fingering weight (437 yards/100 grams) with fiber content of 70% Superwash Merino/20% Yak/10% Nylon
For those who can’t decide on one color, or who are working on a multicolored or scrappy project, these smaller mini skeins are perfect. They come in either 10 or 20 gram sizes, as well as multiple bases.
Sport is slightly heavier in weight than fingering and DK stands for double knitting weight. This category of yarn is a great middle of the road weight, perfect for all projects from hats and mittens to baby items and even garments. Most commonly used with size US 5-7 (3.75-4.5 mm) knitting needles or a size 7 to I9 (4.5-5.5 mm) crochet hook.
If you are looking for a versatile weight of yarn that knits up a bit faster than fingering, than look no further! This 4-ply plump, soft yarn is great for sweaters, shawls, hats, or any type of clothing. Also great for those who like thicker socks or a shawl with a little more warmth. Great drape when knitted up! 100% Superwash Merino – 115 grams – 250 yards
Berry Tough Sport
The sport weight version of the Berry Tough Sock base, this yarn falls between fingering and DK weights. It is a wonderful option for knitting garments like scarves and hats, as well as for tops, sweaters or baby clothes. 80% Superwash Merino – 20% Nylon 3ply yarn 328 yards – 100 grams
This unique yarn gives a nod to the original Irish Tweed woven cloth of the same name. A neutral superwash merino background with bits of color woven into the plies, this yarn takes color beautifully, and the effect is both tactile and visually appealing. 85% Superwash Merino 15% Donegal Nep (a dye-resistant nylon fiber) 4ply yarn 231 yards – 100grams
Yak Silk DK
A beautifully shiny, soft and drapey base. 60% Superwash Merino – 20% Yak – 20% Silk 231 yards – 100 grams
Worsted/Aran are the two thickest yarn bases that I currently carry. Both weights fall into the medium weight “4” category as given by the Yarn Council and are great for a multitude of warmer projects from hats to mittens to garments and blankets. Gauge would generally be 16-20 stitches over 4 inches with the use of US 7-9 needles or a crochet hook size I-K.
A beautifully bouncy 100% American grown and spun worsted weight non-superwash Merino/Rambouillet blend of wool. 100 grams – 217 yards
A beautifully soft two ply Bluefaced Leicester Aran weight wool. 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester 181 yards – 100 grams
Love to make socks with matching heels, toes and cuffs? These sets are perfect for you! Sets are available in multiple sizes for all the different size feet in your life!
Looking for a deal? The yarn in this category is either a retired base or colorway. Still perfectly wonderful in its own way, but limited in quantity.
Yarn Tools & Accessories
No knitting project is complete without the perfect set of needles and the right stitch markers or progress keepers to keep things organized. In our online store you find our favorite, ChiaoGoo premium knitting and crochet tools. ChiaoGoo offers a complete line of bamboo/wood and stainless steel knitting needles and crochet hooks, as well as organizers to keep everything at your fingertips. We currently carry a select portion of the ChiaoGoo line of products, but please feel free to reach out if you wish to purchase something not listed. And no project would be complete without beautiful stitch markers and progress keepers to keep things organized. The yarn jewelry listed in our online store is handmade here at Firefly Berries.
Looking for a way to keep your projects organized and beautiful? Whether it is with our own handmade themed yarn jewelry line of stitch markers and progress keepers or the classy ChiaoGoo needle organizers, all your yarny adventures are sure to bring you joy not only upon completion, but during the creation process as well.
Keeping needles/hooks organized makes every project go more smoothly!
Beautiful handmade project bags, perfect for both your crafting projects and your essential notions and supplies.
Yarn and Needle Cozies
These hand sewn yarn cake cozies work great for keeping your yarn cake snug and cozy and without tangles! Made with stretchy knit fabric.
Keeping track of your project doesn’t have to be boring. Use these beautiful stitch markers and progress keepers to keep you on track and motivated!
Well known for its premium knitting and crochet tools, ChiaoGoo offers a complete line of bamboo/wood and stainless steel knitting needles and crochet hooks, as well as organizers to keep everything at your fingertips. We currently carry a select portion of the ChiaoGoo line of products, but please feel free to reach out if you wish to purchase something not listed.
Various cords and needle tips to be used with the ChiaoGoo interchangeable needles.
ChiaoGoo bamboo needles are made from Chinese Moso bamboo which is the largest and strongest bamboo out of over 1,000 different species. The smooth finish feels good to the hands and helps the yarn to glide easily through each stitch without being too slippery.
Stainless Steel Needles
With needle tips made from surgical stainless steel and a cord that is flexible and strong, these durable ChiaoGoo needles will work for a multitude of projects.
With their small circumference, 9 inch (23cm) circular needles are perfect for socks, sleeves and anything tiny knitted in the round.
24 inch (60 cm) fixed circular needles are ideal for so many projects- from hats to small garments or even knitting socks with two circulars.
Circular needles are great for knitting in the round. The products listed in this section have a 40 inch (100 cm) cable, great for knitting garments or with the magic loop method.
May 11, 2023