Nestled in the heart of old town Anacortes, Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing is home to luxury hand-dyed yarns: from lace to chunky weights. We often joke about an overabundance of beauty; our shop is filled with thousands of skeins and colors in over 20 blends.
What we love, of course, is all of it. The myriad colors that rise like magic (and years and years of creative experience) out of Lori’s dye pots. The ways in which all the different fibers absorb those colors so differently — some shiny and bright, others heathered and subtle and earthy. The fibers themselves, and the different ways in which they behave — some crisp and decisive, others elegant and drapey and soft.
Our guests sometimes gasp as they walk through the door. When they can’t decide or seem a little overwhelmed, our advice is to choose that first skein – the one that immediately caught their eye and beckoned their fingers.
In addition to the ever changing kaleidoscope of freshly-dyed yarns, we also offer a selection of coned yarns for weaving (and also great for knitting and crocheting!) You can purchase the entire cone or we can wind off just what you need.
At our online shop, we feature just a few of our yarns. Peruse our full selection below and come for a visit and see for yourself!
CHUNKY ~ Recommended Needle Size: Big ones!
100% Wool. Approximately 225g = 150 yards
As its name implies, this is our thickest weight yarn. It has an interesting spin which allows a lot of loft. Use it for an interesting cowl, sweater or blanket. Best of all, the work goes quickly!
ARAN/WORSTED ~ Recommended Needle Size: 5-7 US | Gauge: 21-24 ST = 4”
50% Fine Alpaca | 50% Wool. Approximately 100g = 220 yards
50/50 Blend is a sturdy workhorse of a worsted-weight yarn with a bit of the traditional sense of wool softened by 50% Fine Alpaca. 50/50 dyes up in subtle, earthy, yet rich colorways and is perfect for cabled and textured sweaters that will last lifetimes, blankets, hats, scarves, pillow covers, and more. It is a wonderful yarn to work with and gives great stitch definition.
Superwash Merino. Approximately 100g = 187 yards
Merino 840, a heavy worsted 100% Superwash Merino. It has a smooth texture and is perfect for cozy sweaters, ponchos, hats, blankets, and more.
Slightly Felted Wool. Approximately 100g = 218 yards
This is a surprisingly wonderful yarn to work with. It is single ply and slightly felted, so very different than most worsted weight yarns. The stitch definition is very good.
DK/SPORT ~ Recommended Needle size: 5-7 US | Gauge: 21-24 st = 4”
Superwash Merino. Approximately 100g = 246 yards
Super soft, superwash. This is our most popular yarn and our go-to yarn for kid-knits and adult-knits alike. It is springy and dyes in vibrant, beautiful colors. This is also the base yarn for our Medley DK and Radiant DK yarns.
70% Baby Alpaca | 30% Tussah Silk. Approximately 100g = 276 yards
This sport weight yarn is lovely to knit with and to wear. The soft baby alpaca paired with the sheen of silk makes for a warm yarn that drapes beautifully. Perfect for shawls, wraps, cowls, and drapey sweaters.
Rylie and Me
50% Baby Alpaca | 25% Linen | 25% Mulberry Silk. Approximately 100g = 274 yards
Rylie is a luxurious blend of all-natural fibers. Each type of fiber takes the dye a little bit differently, adding an interesting visual texture to Rylie.
63% Silk | 23% Kid Mohair | 10% Nylon | 4% Polyester. Approximately 100g = 330 yards
This a BEAUTIFUL novelty yarn with a lovely hand and slight shimmer. It is beautiful when used for shawls, cowls, and event sweaters.
Silk Noil. Approximately 100g = 300 yards
This is Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing Company’s ‘cotton’. It knits up beautifully for summer sweaters and tanks. The color palette is subtle and pretty.
100% Linen. Approximately 100g = 270 yards
This is the only yarn we purchase already dyed as the colors and quality are fabulous. Euroflax is a long line linen made out of flax fiber. The yarn is double-boiled and steamed to give it a very soft and supple quality. Euroflax is great for home decor projects, but also fantastic for garments. Like hemp, flax gets softer with each wash and wear.
100% Linen. Approximately 100g = 276 yards
There’s nothing quite like linen for elegant but durable summer garments, and Leonie Linen is one of our favorites. Available in white, natural, and black, and perfect for basic neutral layers to throw on over a camisole or dress.
100% Merino Superwash Wool. Approximately 200g = 496 yards
Our Radiant DK is the same yarn as our Merino DK but with a continuous flow of colors. Each cake is dyed individually. With an almost 500 yards, use it for shawls, sweaters, scarfs and make fabulous truly one-of-a-kind garments. So soft, this wool is a fine micron count of 19-22 and can be worn next to the skin or used for baby blankets, sweaters, and hats.
FINGERING WEIGHT ~ Recommended Needle size: 3-5 US | Gauge: 23-26 st = 4”
65% Silk | 35% Linen. Approximately 100g = 441 yards
Another great yarn to use for summer garments. This interesting blend is easy to knit and crochet and is somewhat textural. The dye ‘takes’ on the silk, but will not bond to the linen so the yarn has an appealing heathered look.
51% Cultivated Silk | 49% Merino. Approximately 100g = 441 yards
Grace is one of our newest yarns and was featured in the 2019 Puget Sounds Local Yarn Shop Tour pattern, It’s a Swirl. It’s sheen is beautiful and hand, exquisite. This yarn can be used for garments and accessories with wonderful results.
65% Silk | 35% Baby Camel. Approximately 100g = 440 yards
“Luxury defined” with the warmth and lightness of fine baby camel and the drape and sheen of silk. Sahara Silk is a luxuriously soft yarn — lovely on the hands as you work, and even lovelier to wear. One skein is plenty for a cozy scarf or an elegant shawl, two makes a beautifully big wrap.
Marine Silk Fingering
51% Silk | 29% Wool | 20% SeaCell. Approximately 100g = 496 yards
This fine fingering weight yarn has the same unusual fiber blend as our Marine Silk Lace and makes for a lusciously soft yarn with a lovely drape and feel. The silk and sea cell bring a magnificent luster and the soft merino binds it together. It is a bit delicate and a treat to work with and wear. In a light fingering weight, this is a luxurious yarn especially good for cowls and shawls. Featured in our following patterns: Leafy Caplet and Fidalgo Evenings Shawl
65% Cashmere | 35% Cultivated Silk. Approximately 50g = 221 yards
Cashmere Cloud, a new silk & cashmere fingering weight yarn for us, is decadence defined. It dyes up beautifully, is unbelievably soft, and has a tendency to jump off the shelves into unsuspecting (but then very happy) hands. With just over 200 yds per skein, one is enough for a sweetly indulgent cowl or small scarf, and sometimes a cozy bit of silky warmth can really save the day.
50% Fine Alpaca | 50% Wool. Approximately 100g = 440 yards
Halo is our newest yarn, as Emily says, “it has some tooth.” It is a lovely fingering-weight yarn that is soft and yet has structure. Perfect for Fair Isle garment knitting, warm shawls, cowls, etc… This is our first exclusive yarn, made to our specifications.
For those of us who don’t like superwash wool, this one is for you!
88% Superwash Merino | 12% Nylon embedded with copper. Approximately 50g = 218 yards
Copper Twist is both playful and practical, and utterly unique! It was originally designed as a sock yarn in a typical fingering-weight, but has a texture all its own with a superwash merino core and a wrap of nylon embedded with copper filament. The copper was added for its antimicrobial properties (perfect for socks!) but Copper Twist works up beautifully in everything from cowls to garments to hats and more. And we love the way it dyes up, with an almost tweedy effect due to the wrap taking the dye ever so slightly differently than the merino wool.
One Foot Two Foot
85% Superwash Merino | 15% Nylon. Approximately 50g = 218 yards
One Foot Two Foot is a wonderful sock yarn with a smooth, tight spin, made from soft merino wool and a bit of nylon for stretch and durability. It also works up beautifully in scarves and shawls, garments and more, and has phenomenal stitch definition for lacier work. Come on in and try it!
65% Merino | 35% Rayon of Bamboo. Approximately 100g = 498 yards
This fingering weight yarn has the softness and drape of the best merino, with a bamboo crispness that makes for wonderful stitch definition. Ideal for lacework, but substantial enough for scarves, cowls, lightweight sweaters, especially when knit with our mohair lace.
LACE WEIGHT ~ Recommended Needle Size: 1-3 US | Gauge: 27-32 st = 4”
70% Kid Mohair | 30% Nylon. Approximately 50g = 495 yards
Our lace weight kid mohair is soft! It’s wonderful against the skin, even for folks who sometimes have difficulty wearing mohair. This fine lace is delicate yet sturdy enough to use on its own for light-as-a cloud knits. We also love using it held with other yarns to add a halo and a bit of softness and color play.
100% Mulberry Silk. Approximately 100g = 875 yards
This hard-to-find single-ply silk yarn is magnificent and ‘ethereal’. This silk is fairly heavy and knits up like a dream. Weavers have also use it with beautiful results. If you have been searching for a truly special yarn for a truly special project, this is an excellent choice.
Marine Silk Lace
51% Silk | 29% Wool | 20% SeaCell. Approximately 100g = 882 yards
This fine lace weight yarn has the same unusual fiber blend as our Marine Silk Fingering and makes for a lusciously soft yarn with a lovely drape and feel. The silk and sea cell bring a magnificent luster and the soft merino binds it together. It is a bit delicate and a treat to work with and wear. In a lace weight, this is a luxurious yarn especially good for lace work.
Superwash Merino. Approximately 50g = 385 yards
Rosario Lace, a pure superwash merino wool, dyes up gorgeously and has a squish factor that is off the charts. It’s on the heavier side of laceweight yarns, and one skein is perfect for our Beaded Helix Cowl.
Queen Anne’s Lace
70% Superwash Merino | 30% Silk. Approximately 100g = 1100 yards
Queen Anne’s Lace is a super fine lace weight yarn of 70% Superwash Merino and 30% Silk. At about 1100 yards per 100g skein, this is a LOT of yarn! Wonderfully delicate, richly dyed, perfect for fine lace work.