Top 5 Best Yarns for Beginners Knitting!

Top 5 Best Yarns for Beginners Knitting!

As a new knitter, the sheer choice of yarns available to you can be quite overwhelming. Why are there so many different choices, and which ones should you pick? 

We think that these 5 Double Knit (DK) yarns are all perfect choices for your first projects!


Part of our incredibly popular Hayfield Bonus range, this DK yarn is one of the softest, best quality acrylic yarns available. Bonus DK is available in 100 colours, perfect for knit and crochet colourwork and endless creativity. This easy to knit, easy-care yarn is machine washable.

Ideal for both knit and crochet, this versatile double knitting yarn is perfect for the whole family. With a standard DK tension, Hayfield Bonus DK can be used for any double knitting pattern for knit or crochet.

It is excellent value for money as well as it is a large 100g ball, with 280m of yarn per ball!

Click here to take a look at Hayfield Bonus DK!


Stylecraft's Special yarns are class leaders, arguably the best
100% premium acrylic yarn on the market with a huge number of colours
to choose from. This yarn has a super soft handle, is naturally anti pilling
and tough enough to handle being thrown in the washing machine.

It is a double knit yarn, weighs 100 grams, a meterage of 295m, and requires 4mm needles or crochet hooks.

Click here to look at Stylecraft Special DK


This yarn is a Soft merino wool & acrylic blend.

Country Classic is a Sirdar family favourite that has been made even softer. The 50/50 blend of pure wool and acrylic makes it even more comfortable and it is now available in 24 inspired-by-nature shades.

This soft blend knits up with amazing stitch definition. With handy 50g balls, it is the ideal yarn for trying out colour work techniques.

Ideal for Adults, children and homeware, this yarn works perfectly for timeless designs that you will love for years.

Click here to take a look at Country Classic DK!


Life DK is a luxurious yet practical yarn, available in a wide choice of colours.
We mix 25% wool with 75% premium acrylic and this makes the yarn is soft and supple, as well as being easy on the hands to work with. Life Chunky washes and wears extremely well and will be perfect for a whole range of projects due to the versatile nature of the yarn.

It is a 100g ball, 298m of yarn per ball, and requires 4mm knitting needles or crochet hooks. 

Click here to take a look at Stylecraft Life DK


The colours in Highland Heathers are created by heavily blending several colours together which gives them their richly tweeded effect. As you can see in the photo example, the multiple shades of purple and even some darker blues come together to create a unique ball of yarn. This yarn can be used in combination with Stylecraft's other DK weight yarns to create some really interesting patterns!

It is a 100g ball, with 272m of yarn per ball, and requires 4mm knitting needles and crochet hooks. 

Click here to take a look at Highland Heathers DK


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