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6 Fingering Weight Yarns That Won’t Break the Bank

Lately, there’s been an explosion of gorgeous knit and crochet patterns made from lightweight yarns. But buying multiple skeins of yarn for a sweater or shawl can really add up. If you’re looking to start a new fingering weight yarn project without chipping away at your life savings, read on for a few of my favorite alternatives.

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Fingering weight yarn, categorized by the Craft Yarn Council as “super fine”, is a very lightweight yarn that’s used for delicate projects. Fingering is often the go-to weight for things like intricate socks and sweaters and it can lend amazing drape to a shawl design.

The rise in independent yarn dyers coupled with designers releasing patterns left and right might leave your head spinning with all of the fingering weight project ideas. But indie dyed skeins can range from $25-$30 each, leaving some multi-skein projects with a hefty price tag.

Thankfully, the fingering weight trend has been picked up by larger yarn retailers. Companies known for value yarns are releasing their own super fine options with prices reasonable enough for everyday purchase. I’ve rounded up 6 of my favorites available right now!

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1 – Lion Brand Amazing Lace

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Available from JOANN.com and LionBrand.com

Fresh on the scene is a fingering weight yarn from one of my favorite companies – Lion Brand Yarn. Amazing Lace has the feel of cashmere and the price tag of acrylic. It’s marketed as a Category 1 – fingering weight yarn, though, in use, I’ve had to go up a hook size to get the flexibility I want. Nevertheless, I can’t argue with getting over 1,000 yards of yarn for about $8.

2 – Red Heart It’s A Wrap Rainbow

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Available at JOANN.com

I was so excited to see Red Heart It’s A Wrap on JOANN shelves because it reminded me of Schjeepes Whirl cakes, which are so popular overseas. The length of yarn in these colorful cakes is made up of multiple threads, making the color changes long and seamless. And you can’t go wrong with an acrylic/cotton blend – it’s strong enough to withstand multiple washings, will hold it’s color, and it is light enough to wear year-round. A win-win-win! Get 620+ yard cakes for about $12 each.

3 – Knit Picks Palette

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Available at KnitPicks.com

Knit Picks is quickly becoming my go-to site for affordable natural fiber yarns. One of their lines that I’m obsessed with is Palette. And there’s just so much to love. It’s a multi-ply fingering weight yarn with a medium twist, giving it amazing stitch definition without being distracting. You’re sure to find the exact color you need by scrolling through the 150 shades offered. No, darling, that was not a mistake – Palette is offered in 150 different solids, heathers, and neutrals for all of you colorwork needs. Palette comes in 50 gram balls, about 231 yards each, and costs only $3.79.

4 – Knit Picks Gloss Fingering

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Available at KnitPicks.com

Let’s keep this Knit Picks train going and talk a little about Gloss Fingering. Gloss is an indulgent blend of bouncy Merino wool and velvety silk. I’m all for adding a touch of luxury for projects that I’ll be spending a lot of time on or if I’m gifting them to a very special friend. Gloss comes in 12 shades with plenty of neutrals and pops of purple, teal, mustard, and cranberry. At only $7 per 50 gram ball (about 220 yards), Gloss has the versatility and opulence to elevate any fingering weight pattern without sending you to the poorhouse.

5 – Berroco Ultra Wool Fine

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Available at LoveCrochet.com

If you like big balls and you cannot lie, then you’ll love Berroco Ultra Wool Fine. This yarn comes in a full 3.5 ounce package with 400 yards of fingering weight yarn just waiting for your everyday projects. Like the other yarns offered in Berroco’s Ultra Wool collection, Fine is a humble, there-when-you-need-it type of yarn. It’s 100% superwash wool, making it longwearing and perfect for next-to-skin projects, even if you have slight wool allergies. I didn’t have high expectations of this yarn when I used it for the first time but I was pleasantly surprised by how bouncy and soft it is. Get your hands on Berroco Ultra Wool’s 21 shade range at only $12 each.

6 – Knitting Fever Painted Desert

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Available at LoveCrochet.com

You can probably tell from this list that I’m quite biased to solid and tonal colors. But I love how a multi-colored skein can do all the work for you, especially when it comes to simple shawls. I came across Knitting Fever Painted Desert at a yarn shop I was visiting out of town and stocked up immediately! I’d never seen such gorgeous shades all in one ball. As you work up this yarn, the long color changes sweep over the project, giving it drama without being flashy. Treat yourself to something unexpected and pick up a ball of Painted Desert for only $13.

BONUS – Buttercream Mohair Brushed

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Available at JOANN.com

While it’s not *technically* a fingering weight yarn, Mohair Brushed is a gorgeous category 2 – Sport weight yarn offered from JOANN’s exclusive Buttercream Luxe Craft line. It’s mostly acrylic with a touch of 10% mohair that gives this yarn an angelic halo of fluffy fiber. It’s 9 color shade range gives me Victorian vibes – lacey collars, flowy shawls, and sweet sweaters come to mind. The cherry on top is that this yarn comes in large 5 ounce balls of 630 yards each for only $10.

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What are some of your favorite luxury value yarns? Share in the comments!

Fan-favorite fingering weight crochet patterns:

1 – Coles River Kerchief // 2 – Flatiron Shawl

Want to make a lovely knit or crochet pattern with fingering weight yarn but don't want to spend your whole paycheck. You're in luck! I've rounded up 6 of my favorite yarns that come with the feel of luxury at value prices. Find them all on TLYCBlog.com | #crochetpattern #fingeringweightyarn #crochetshawl #knitshawl
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5 Comments

  • Reply Bethany Goss

    I have used the Amazing Lace yarn and absolutely love it. Thanks for the great article!

    February 22, 2019 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Sis Adger

    I’ve been needing this article! Thank you!

    February 23, 2019 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Canary

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    February 23, 2019 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Betsy

    I have been looking for some budget friendly yarns. Very informative. Thanks for the selections!

    March 2, 2019 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Paula

    Wow! Thank you Toni for the awesome roundup. I love working with fine weight yarn because I love how it feels in my hands as I knit. It does take longer to finish a project, and that is a downside, but I prefer to think of it as more time to fondle the yarn. You’ve introduced me to some brands I wasn’t aware of and I can’t wait to try something new. Thanks again!

    March 16, 2019 at 11:23 am
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