4 Ply Yarn

4 Ply wools are very popular among both knitters and crocheters as an all-round versatile weight with many uses. Available in a huge range of fiber blends 4 Ply wools are used to create just about anything you can imagine! Thanks to the ever-growing demand for 4 Ply yarns there are many exciting modern ranges of self-patterning, hand-dyed effect and speckled colourways, as well as classic solid, semi-solid or tonal shades.

For many of you socksshawls will be the first items to spring to mind when thinking of 4 Ply (check out our patterns by clicking the links)! Also a firm favourite for creating Fair Isle and Intarsia, 4 Ply is a finer and often softer alternative to DK yarns that works up into small, neat stiches providing the level of intricacy needed to achieve impressive color patterns. 4 Ply yarns are a great hit with those wishing to emulate a Vintage style as many original patterns from the 1940’s & 50’s use this weight of wool.

Standard 4 Ply knitting wools and yarns are usually knitted on a US 3 needle but always check the pattern or yarn instructions as this will vary dependent on stitch pattern used, style of garment and also the density of fabric required.

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Need a little 4 Ply inspiration?

Here at Laughing Hens we pride ourselves on bringing you, our valued customers, the best selection of high quality yet affordable yarns in natural fibers.

Within our fantastic collection of 4 Ply you will find everything from blends fortified with nylon for hard-wearing socks to the softest extra fine merinos to create cuddly, cosy garments for the littlest person in your life.

Why not browse our extensive pattern catalogue for 4 Ply knitting and crochet inspiration? We aim to give you all of the information you need about yarn quantities, sizes and tools needed for a pattern before you order.