Help finding yarn brand!

Hey gentlemen!

I'm brand new on here, so I thought I'd post something to introduce myself, and get a little help finding some yarn.

I'm working on a new hat, with multiple panels to it. I would like to do it all with one brand/line of yarn if I can, but haven't had luck looking on my own. Here's what I'm looking for:

Need a plant-fiber yarn (cotton, hemp, bamboo etc., organic or no) that comes in a wide array of colors, including variegated and/or speckled dye (like Lily sugar and creme), especially with earth tones. Also, small skeins/balls are nice as not much is used for each panel. Buying locally in Portland, OR would also be nice, but not necessary.

I'm still working and writing the pattern for this one, but when it's done, I want to make a really nice one with (hopefully) the above mentioned yarn. I'm not against mixing and matching brands, but would like to stay consistent if I can. Thanks guys!!!!! Great to be on here now!


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Welcome to the group; we are a great bunch of knitters and good resources, too. I am not familiar with enough yarns in the class you're wanting to use to make any suggestions. Good luck, though, and I look forward to hearing more about the project as it develops. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Bill's picture

have you looked at KnitPicks yarn?

CLABBERS's picture

Welcome Jamison!
I was new here last September and have learned SO much. If you ever have a question, even if you think it's too simple to ask about, ask! You will get wonderful suggestions.

Like Bill, I like KnitPicks. Their online and print catalogs are very nicely done. They have a nice range of prices. I also like the Lion Brand yarns at

Here is Lion Brands LB Collection...fine yarns with good price points.

Again, welcome. Make sure you take pictures and show us your work.


MMario's picture

Have you checked Yarnia?

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purlyman's picture

Welcome Jamison - you can also browse plant fiber yarns at Ravelry. You can start with this link - - and then add some more filtering to your search. Good luck!!!


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Just had the chance to look at some cotton yarn from KnitPicks last night [AKQguy had some at a group] and they might be a good resource; good color selection and the balls of yarn weren't very large, so there wouldn't be a lot of leftovers. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Britannic's picture

I saw a line of yarns that were plant fiber called Hempathy by Elsepeth Lavold while I was at my LYS today. There were some very nice colors.

Spork828's picture

Well, it has been decided. Thanks for all the feedback, guys! You've pointed me in many different directions and I've found the right yarn for my hat! I'll be using Lily Sugar and Cream. They've got a huge variety of solids, variegated, twisted and pattern yarns that I am loving, and it's all 100% cotton, everything I was looking for. Thank all!!!