My favourite yarns

Apr 16, 2023

What is your favourite yarn? Or maybe you have several favourites? You are allowed ;) 

I have a few - which I come back to again and again. And they are all wool yarn. What is important to me when I pick a yarn is the content, the country of origin, what is it like to knit with. These are all subjects I can talk about for hours and will get back to you on this in a later blog in the coming weeks. 

Today though, I will be showing you my favourites. 

Favourite 1: Finull from Rauma

Finull is a type of yarn produced by the Norwegian company Rauma Garn. It is made from 100% Norwegian wool, and is known for its high quality and durability.

The wool used to make Finull comes from Norwegian sheep breeds, which are known for their hardiness and ability to withstand cold and wet weather. The wool is then processed and spun in Norway to create a soft, yet sturdy yarn that is perfect for a wide range of knitting and crochet projects.

Finull yarn comes in a range of colors, and in addition to its quality and versatility, it's also environmentally friendly. Rauma Garn is committed to sustainable practices, and works to minimize its environmental impact throughout the production process. 

Weight: Sport, Fine, (Fingering)
Meterage: 191 yards (175 meters)
Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 24.0 to 26.0 stitches = 4 inches / 10 cm
Needle size: US 1½ - 4 or 2.5 - 3.5 mm

A mitten from the Norwegian Knitting Magic Level 1 Course made in Finull


Favourite 2: Supersoft Knoll (= Supersoft from Holst and Mjuk from

Supersoft is a brand of yarn produced by the Knoll Yarns company. As its name suggests, Supersoft is known for its softness and gentle touch, making it a popular choice for creating cozy and comfortable garments and accessories. 

This yarn is not sold as a knitting yarn as Knoll yarn, but is sold under various brands like Supersoft from Holst and Mjuk from

Supersoft is made from 100 % pure new wool  from Australia and South America, and is carefully selected for its softness and high quality.

Supersoft yarn comes in a range of beautiful, vibrant colors, which makes it popular among knitters and crocheters who enjoy experimenting with different color combinations. In addition to its softness and versatility, Supersoft yarn from Holst is also known for its affordability. It is a high-quality yarn that is priced competitively, which makes it an excellent choice for budget-conscious crafters. 

Weight: Light Fingering/Fingering
Meterage: 314 yards (287 meters)
Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 25.0 to 32.0 stitches = 4 inches / 10 cm
Needle size: US 2½ - 4 or 3 - 3.5 mm

The Eternity Shawl in progress. Made in Supersoft. Want to sign up to the Eternity Shawl Waiting list? Click here


Favourite 3: Sølje from Hillesvåg 

Sølje is a brand of yarn produced by the Norwegian company Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. It is a 100 % Norwegian lambswool yarn and again, it's known for its softness, durability, and beautiful colors.

The wool comes from local farmers who practice sustainable and ethical farming methods. The wool is then processed and spun in Norway using traditional techniques, which gives the yarn its unique character and quality.

Sølje yarn comes in a range of stunning colors, from deep, rich shades to lighter, more pastel hues. The yarn is dyed using natural dyes, which gives it a unique and subtle variation in color.

In addition to its high quality and beautiful colors, yarn from Hillesvåg is also known for its commitment to sustainability. The company works closely with local farmers and uses environmentally friendly production methods to minimize its impact on the environment.

Weight: Fingering
Meterage: 383 yards (350 meters)
Unit weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge: 25.0 to 28.0 stitches = 4 inches / 10 cm
Needle size: US 2½ - 3.0 mm


Maybe a future Favourite 4: Coast from Knoll (= Coast from Holst and Wilma from

I am not a big fan of cotton knitting, but earlier this winter I ordered a new yarn to test from, it's called Wilma and is the same the yarn called Coast from Holst. It's a blend of 55 % lambswool and 45 % cotton, making it a soft and versatile yarn. The lambswool provides warmth, while the cotton gives it a smooth and silky texture. I have tested it with double strand and must say I love it. I will tell you more about this yarn in a later blog, but for now ... watch out  for Coast if you like a cotton/wool blend for your knitting. 

Weight: Light Fingering 
Meterage: 383 yards (350 meters)
Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 26.0 stitches = 4 inches / 10 cm
Needle size: US 1½ - 2½ or 2.5 - 3mm
Fibers: 55 % Wool - Merino / 45 % Cotton

Here Cost is used in a brand new design that will be launched exclusively in the Anne's Norwegain Knitting Nook later this spring/early summer. Want to read more about the Nook (our monthly membership)? Click here to check out what you get in there.

Let me know you think about these yarns in comments below, I would love to know :) 

Knitting vibes and happy knitting from, 



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