Yarn Bases

Here at Beehive Yarns we specialise in unique hand-dyed yarn with a bit of ‘OOMF’ – just how we like our hairstyles. Our yarn bases are all named after those inspirational beehive wearers of the 1960’s, true icons with a style all of their own.

Join us, bouffe up your beehives and get knitting!

4ply and Fingering Weight

Raquel ~ 85% superfine Merino, 15% Nylon racquel1

Who can resist the kitten-soft ‘Raquel’? Superbly squishy, this yarn is perfect next to the skin, whilst the nylon gives it some extra structure.

One skein gives you 100g/400m

Audrey ~ 75% super wash Merino, 25% Nylon audrey hepburn

Beehive Yarn’s ‘Audrey’ base is a blend of 75% super wash Merino and 25% Nylon. A true classic, Audrey is a deliciously soft and durable fingering weight yarn that is perfect for socks, shawls, garments and accessories.

One skein gives you 100g/425m

 

Bardot ~ 80% super wash Merino, 20% Nylon, High Twist Image result for brigitte bardot

Our ‘Bardot’ base is a blend of 80% super wash Merino and 20% Nylon and finished with a twist. This fingering weight yarn is deceptively soft, whilst the sheeny twist gives excellent stitch definition. Bardot is perfect for socks, shawls, garments and accessories.

One skein gives you 100g/365m

 

Barbarella ~ 75% super wash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Gold Stellina 20170529_222137

For serious sparkle, our ‘Barbarella’ base is a blend of 75% super wash Merino, 20% Nylon and 5% intergalactic gold stellina. This stuff is kick-ass beautiful, just like its namesake, and the durable finish makes it perfect for socks, shawls, garments and accessories.

One skein gives you 100g/400m

Dusty ~ 80% super wash Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere (MCN) Image result for beehive hair dusty springfield

Our sultry ‘Dusty’ base is a blend of 80% super wash Merino, 10% Nylon and 10% Cashmere. A deliciously plump, squishy yet durable fingering weight yarn that is perfect for shawls, socks, garments and accessories.

One skein gives you 100g/400m

Barbra ~ 70% super wash Merino, 30% Silk, Singles 

Beehive Yarn’s ‘Barbra’ base is, like the woman herself, something just a bit special. A blend of 70% super wash Merino and 30% silk, this lustrous single-ply creates a drapey, truly luxurious fabric making it perfect for show-stopping shawls.

One skein gives you 100g/400m

 

Priscilla ~ 100% super wash Merino Singles

Priscilla

Without a doubt, one of the most show-stopping ‘dos of the lot, Priscilla Presley won my heart toting hair as high as a small skyscraper during her marriage to Elvis in the 1960’s.

Our ‘Priscilla’ base is single-ply, 100% super wash Merino which is perfect for shawls, scarves and other accessories.

One skein gives you 100g/366m

 

DK Weight

Dolly – 100% super wash Merino DK Dolly

Chipper and full of bounce, that’s how I think of Dolly Parton and that’s how I like to think of our ‘Dolly’ DK base too! This yarn is soft, squishy and lofty, perfect for all your sweater needs as well as smaller items.

One skein gives you 100g/225m

Ronnie ~ 50% super wash Merino, 50% silk DK

ronnieThe Ronettes were the bad-girl supergroup of the ‘sixties and as well as having the tunes (and, come on, the best Christmas album ever) they also undoubtedly had the very greatest hair. The combined bouffant power of the three Ronettes was incredible, but it will always be Ronnie Spector who holds a special place in my heart.

Beehive Yarn’s ‘Ronnie’ base is a whopping 50% silk making it one truly luxurious DK weight yarn, perfect for slinky garments with an incredible sheen.

One skein gives you 100g/212m

britt2Britt ~ 85% super wash Merino, 15% Viscose Nep

Britt Ekland scared the daylights out of me in the Wicker Man but I’ll forgive her. Come say ‘how do’ to our gorgeous Donegal Tweed DK yarn. The neps in this yarn give it a lovely rustic look that would not be out of place on Summerisle itself. Soft yet sturdy, ‘Britt’ would make one lovely looking jumper or cardie.

One skein gives you 100g/212m