Our best-selling Eco Merino Light, now available as mini skeins! These adorable minis are dyed as full sized skeins first and then reskeined into 20 g minis, so you'll notice they look a bit different from our full-size skeins (this makes them a little more consistent than dyeing them as minis, and it also gives an excellent idea of how the color looks once it's worked up). Grab one or two for pops of color, tiny accessories, or toys and enjoy a gorgeous yarn with a mini investment. For even more fun, grab a few (or more!) for your favorite fade, colorwork, and gradient patterns and enjoy a playground of color!
About the Yarn
This yarn is our go-to favorite. As a single-ply yarn, it absolutely glows with color and is a wonderful choice for great stitch definition (especially for cables, texture, and lace). The fine, low-micron merino is amazingly soft, ideal for wearing next to the skin even for children and people sensitive to coarser wools. In the hands it's pillowy and light, with a slight crispness that helps stitches hold together and makes it very easy to work with.
100% fine organic merino wool
Yardage and Weight
87 yds (80 m), 20 g (0.7 oz)
Hand wash cold, dry flat
Lightweight shawls, scarves, cowls, and tops
Plain stitches, lace, colorwork, cables, textured stitches
Holding with another yarn like Suri Cloud
***A note on colors: all colors are shown on Eco Merino Light. Variation is normal in hand dyed yarn and a part of its beauty, and the same color will appear different on different fibers, different monitors, and in different light. When possible we recommend buying yarn in person, but if your local yarn shop doesn't carry our yarn rest assured - we offer free returns within 30 days of delivery, so there's no risk to trying something new!***
About This Base's Sustainability
This yarn is 100% certified organic merino wool, meaning that it passes a very high bar for its environmental effects. You can read all about the Global Organic Textile Standards here, but in brief this wool has been produced in a sustainable manner, with careful attention paid to the welfare of the sheep and the land in each phase of production. It is important to note that while the fiber content is 100% organic merino and our dyes are also 100% GOTS compliant, our yarn is not considered organic (we are a very small business and currently it is too expensive to pursue organic certification, though this is a goal for the future).
We do adhere to the spirit of the standards and dye all of our yarns in a way that produces minimal waste, pH-neutral and non-toxic wastewater, and minimizes energy and water usage. And like all of our yarns, it is biodegradable and compostable.