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Welcome to the Yama store!

 

All yarns are currently sold out. I am busy preparing a new collection of Yama skeins to be available at the end of April or early May. The date of the next shop update will be posted here and on Instagram closer to the day (the time will not be advertised).

Thank you for your patience! For help with any questions, please see the FAQ's page.

Featured Products

Yama Merino Linen Singles

Yama Merino Linen Singles is a soft single ply, fingering weight yarn with rustic appeal. Popular for hats, shawls and sweaters. Tip! Hold together with a strand of Yama KidSilk or Cobweb Lace for a luxuriously soft fabric.

Dye batches vary, please make sure to purchase enough yarn to complete your project. There are also variation within batches, please remember to alternate skeins when working on larger pieces of fabric. Variegated skeins take more effort to produce and are charged for a little extra. The skeins you receive may not be the identical skeins form the photograph.

Weight : Fingering
Composition : 90% Superwash Merino 10% Linen
South African Merino wool is mulesing free
Texture : 1 ply
Skein Weight : 100gram
Meterage/Yardage : 360m/394y

Care Instructions: Garments can be machine washed on a gentle cycle however I recommend hand washing in cool water. Soak in a wool wash and rinse in clean water with a drop of essential oil. Roll in a towel to get the water out and dry flat.

Note that very dark saturated colourways such as Ursus can give off some residual dye on the hands while knitting, this is called “crocking”, read about it on the “Care Instructions” page under Info in the main menu.

See colour combo and pattern ideas below!
R 275,00

Yama Merino Linen Worsted

Yama Merino Linen Worsted is the even cosier version of the Singles. The soft ply and linen fibres give this yarn a rustic, almost handspun character. Next to skin soft and suitable for projects such as sweaters, shawls and hats. Great stitch definition for stranded colourwork projects. TIP! Hold Yama Merino Linen Singles double for creating a marled or fading colourwork yoke, with one strand of Worsted for the main body of a sweater!

Dye batches vary, please make sure to purchase enough yarn to complete your project. There are also variation within batches, please remember to alternate skeins when working on larger pieces of fabric. Variegated skeins take more effort to produce ~ those are charged for a little extra. The skeins you receive may not be the identical skeins form the photograph.

Weight : Worsted/Light Aran
Composition : 90% Superwash Merino 10% Linen
South African Merino wool is mulesing free
Texture : 2ply
Skein Weight : 100gram
Meterage/Yardage : 180m/196y

Care Instructions: Garments can be machine washed on a gentle cycle however I recommend hand washing in cool water. Soak in a wool wash and rinse in clean water with a drop of essential oil. Roll in a towel to get the water out and dry flat. Also see “Care Instructions” under Info in the main menu.

Note that very dark saturated colourways such as Ursus can give off some residual dye on the hands while knitting, this is called “crocking”, read about this on the “Care Instructions” page under Info in the main menu.

Find colour combo and pattern ideas below!
R 275,00

Goldenfern Colourwork Set (3 x 100gram skeins)

The new fade set has a little more contrast between the 3 colours. Honey Mustard is a cool yellow gold, Golden Maple is a sunny honey shade and Maple resembles a rich brownish orange syrup.

Yama Merino Linen Singles is a soft single ply, fingering weight yarn with rustic appeal. Popular for hats, shawls and sweaters.

Weight : Fingering
Composition : 90% Superwash Merino 10% Linen
Texture : 1 ply
Skein Weight : 100gram
Meterage/Yardage : 360m/394y

Care Instructions: Garments can be machine washed on a gentle cycle however I recommend hand washing in cool water. Soak in a wool wash and rinse in clean water with a drop of essential oil. Roll in a towel to get the water out and dry flat. Also see “Care Instructions” under Info in the main menu.
R 825,00

Goldenfern main colour

Yama Merino Linen Singles is a soft single ply, fingering weight yarn with rustic appeal. Popular for hats, shawls and sweaters.

Weight : Fingering
Composition : 90% Superwash Merino 10% Linen
Texture : 1 ply
Skein Weight : 100gram
Meterage/Yardage : 360m/394y

Care Instructions: Garments can be machine washed on a gentle cycle however I recommend hand washing in cool water. Soak in a wool wash and rinse in clean water with a drop of essential oil. Roll in a towel to get the water out and dry flat. Also see “Care Instructions” under Info in the main menu.
R 275,00

Yama KidSilk

Yama KidSilk is a luxurious South African lace weight yarn. Next to skin soft with gorgeous lustre and halo. Hold two strands together for a light yet warm garment or combine with Yama Merino Linen Singles for a romantic fuzzy fabric.

KidSilk colourways are often not repeated, please make sure to purchase enough yarn to complete your project and remember to alternate skeins when working on larger pieces of fabric. Variegated skeins take more effort to produce and are charged for a little extra. Note that the skeins you receive may not be the identical skeins from the photograph.

Weight : Lace
Composition : 72% Brushed Kid Mohair 28% Mulberry Silk
Texture : 1 ply
Skein Weight : 50gram
Meterage/Yardage : 420m/460y

Care Instructions: I recommend hand washing in cool water. Do not agitate the fibres. Soak in a wool wash and rinse in clean water with a drop of essential oil. Roll in a towel to get the water out and dry flat.
R 275,00

Yama Merino Mohair Cobweb Lace

Yama Merino Mohair Cobweb is a fine lace weight yarn with beautiful lustre and a soft halo. Soft on the skin and perfect to hold together with a strand of Yama Merino Linen Singles to create a beautiful marled effect. The combination also adds strength and help prevent pilling.

Dye batches do vary, please make sure to purchase enough yarn to complete your project and remember to alternate skeins when knitting larger pieces. Note that the skeins you receive may not be the identical skeins from the photograph.


Weight : Cobweb Lace
Composition : 80% Superwash Merino 20% Mohair
Texture : 2 ply (2 strands twisted together)
Skein Weight : 100gram
Meterage/Yardage : 800m/875y

Care Instructions: I recommend hand washing in cool water. Soak in a wool wash and rinse in clean water with a drop of essential oil. Roll in a towel to get the water out and dry flat.
R 275,00

Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 31

Welcome to winter, a collection of patterns inspired by terrain awaits you. The designs are a nod to the tactile and three-dimensional nature of knitwear, but also explorations of the deeper meanings of maps, journeys, and boundaries. The designers, yarn producers, and writers come from, have moved to, and have cultural roots in many different parts of the world. We hope that the stories that are woven into their words and designs will ground you at this busy time of year.

Featuring designs by:

FIONA ALICE // AINUR BERKIMBAYEVA // SARI NORDLUND // GERALDINE YANG // JUDITH BRAND // LOTTA H LÖTHGREN // NOMA NDLOVU // SARAH SOLOMON // CHRISTELLE BAGEA // CLAIRE WALLS

These designers are also joined by Sophia Cai, discussing the powerful meaning behind an important jumper project, Yukako Satone of Loop of the Loom with a unique mud-dyeing tutorial for a striking wall hanging, and sweet treats are provided by Kat Goldin with her twist on the chocolate classic rocky road.

Our location for this issue was Pedernales Falls State Park in central Texas, a significant place of natural beauty and ecological importance. In recognition of the Indigenous communities that were stewards of this land, a percentage of this issue’s sales will be donated to the Society of Native Nations.

Printed in the UK on lovely heavy paper.

Photographs & text courtesy of Pom Pom Quarterly.

Look out for the gorgeous Mafadi Wrap designed by South African knitwear designer Noma Ndlovu in Yama Merino Linen Singles!
R 290,00

Laine Issue 8

Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine for knit folks. We cherish natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship, and beautiful, simple things in life. Our intention is to inspire you to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.

Laine Summer 2019 includes:

· 140 pages
· 11 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated
· An interview with Susan Crawford
· A long-format story about Ocean Rose
· My story by Pauline Copin-Herriot of Lain’amourée
· A column by our new regular columnist Jeanette Sloan
· Seasonal recipes
· A travel guide to our the hometown of Laine, Tampere, featuring the best spots to stay, eat and shop


Photographs & text courtesy of Laine Magazine.
R 487,50
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