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The Best Knomad Yarns for Winter

By Gina Rockenwagner on December 15, 2021

As inevitable as anything, Winter is, in fact, coming! Whether you’re knitting gifts or for selfish purposes, this is the perfect season to add a yarn or two to your stash. Not that I ever need a reason to shop for yarn myself! With heavy knitting season fast approaching, dyers will want to start adding to their inventory asap to avoid any pesky delays. Knomad’s direct relationship with trusted fiber sources means we are reliably stocked with yarns even when some others might not be.

But choosing yarn to stock up on can be a bit of a quandary. Whether you’re looking to add a classic stand by or something a little more unique to your line up, I’m here to help you out by sharing some of my favorite yarns for the Winter season. Check out my recommendations below, and let us know your favorite Knomad yarn for Winter in the comments!


Since Knomad launched, SALCANTAY has been a crowd favorite. Dyers love Salcantay for it’s incredible ability to produce crisp speckles with ease. Knitters love not only how soft Salcantay feels, but also that it takes just a skein or two to make a fabulous accessory like a hat or hand warmers. Salcantay’s soft and squishy two ply composition is spun from 100% superwash merino wool. Pictured here is Salcantay I dyed and knit up on size 10 US needles in stockinette stitch with garter stitch borders. I’d love to make a cozy hat out of Salcantay. Either a beanie or a beret style would be beautiful in this lovely yarn! I’ll probably go with a beret, since it offers plenty of surface area to show off those beautiful speckles that absolutely shine in Salcantay. Check out the tutorial for how to dye this colorway of Salcantay here.


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Latte is a beautiful sport weight yarn made from some of the finest baby alpaca fiber in the world. This exclusive quality alpaca is sourced directly from the Andean highlands by our fiber experts. Long renowned for its temperature regulation properties, baby alpaca keeps you warm when it is cold but doesn’t over heat you when temperatures rise! Try out Latte for sweaters, mittens and hats. Alpaca has excellent drape which makes it great for garments. If you’re new to dyeing alpaca, keep in mind that you might have to heat it a little longer to get the color to set. Check out our tutorial for this Starry Night inspired yarn color here.

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Marshmallow DK + Marshmallow Worsted

Marshmallow DK and Worsted are great choices for knitting winter sweaters. This yarn is warm and takes dye beautifully. Best of all, it is super easy to care for because the yarn is made from 100% superwash merino wool. With a classic 4 ply construction, every stitch pops in sparkling definition. With so many patterns to choose from, knitters will have no problem finding a perfect project for their sweater quantity of Marshmallow DK and Worsted. Since these yarns are made from the same fiber, you can refer to tutorials on our blog for either Marshmallow DK or worsted yarn when dyeing any of our Marshmallow yarns. Check out the tutorial for this moody grunge inspired yarn colorway here.

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Whichever Knomad yarn you choose, make sure to share your projects with #knomadyarn

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Gina Rockenwagner

Gina Fama Röckenwagner (she/her) is a color-obsessed knit designer and textile artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been featured in Vogue Knitting, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Purl Soho’s eponymous blog. She founded her line of soft, comfortable, and size-inclusive clothing, SOFT HAUS, in 2015. When not working on yarn-related endeavors, Gina can be found quilting, biking, baking and watching trashy tv with her cats, Paloma and Blooper.

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