Wool Yarn Color Guide

This is a list of all the wool yarns we sell by color. Next to the name of each color is our brief description or unofficial name of that color. Solid means that the yarn is a solid color with no variation. Variegated means that there are essentially multiple colors or shades/hues of one color within the yarn itself. Some yarns are listed under more than one color. 

Our Poly Yarns and Crackle Yarns are not shown here because their colors are more evident and their names more self-explanatory.

Yarn colors are more vibrant in the images below than in person. Expect the colors to be a bit more dark or muted in person.

WHITES

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Above from left to right:

  • White (As white as you're going to get)
  • Natural White (Only very slightly more off-white than the White above)
  • Ivory (Off-white with darker reddish brown fibers throughout)

BLACKS/GRAYS

Black and gray yarns for fly tying

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First row above, left to right:

  • Black (Black)
  • Shetland Black (Slightly lighter black with gray fibers)
  • Oxford (Dark gray yarn with lighter gray fibers)
  • Osprey (Multicolored but with an overall warm gray look)
  • Dove (Gray)

Second row above, left to right

  • Black/Sholmit (Black with lighter gray)
  • Sholmit/Shaela (Darker gray with lighter gray)
  • Shaela/White  (Dark gray or brown with more white than the above two yarns)
  • Eesit (More of a very light brown than a light gray but almost grayish if you look at it right) 

BROWNS

Brown fly tying yarns

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First row above, left to right:

  • Coffee (A good standard brown)
  • Mocha (A cooler dark brown than the Coffee yarn)
  • Leather (A darker version of the Mocha yarn)
  • Olive (Dark brown with a tinge of dark green)
  • Birch (Dark with yellows and reds that give it an overall brownish appearance)

Second row above, left to right: 

  • Tundra (Warm brown with yellows and grays)
  • Burnt Umber (Dirty orange-ish brown)
  • Oatmeal (Khaki or tan)
  • Amber (Very warm brown that might be crossing into orange)
  • Nutmeg (Variegated brownish orange)

Third row above, left to right:

  • Moorit/Eesit (Brown yarn mixed with light gray yarn)
  • Mogit (Brownish gray)
  • Camel (Lighter grayish brown)
  • Wren (Brown, gray, and yellow fibers)

REDS/PINKS

Reds and pinks

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First row above, left to right: 

Second row above, left to right: 

  • Paprika (Multicolored red and yellow)
  • Sunrise (Dark red and black)
  • Grouse (Dark with bits of red and yellow)
  • Sunset (Similar to Paprika above but lighter)
  • Nutmeg (More brown than red but has some oranges and red)

Third row above, left to right: 

  • Fog (Grayish overall with hints of pink and green)
  • Oyster (Different pinks with some green or blue thrown in)
  • Wild Violet (Beautiful mix of pinks and blues)

PURPLES

Purple fly tying yarn

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First row above, left to right:

Second row above, left to right:

  • Blueberry (A darker version of Foxglove with more reds)
  • Purple Haze (A cooler mix of purples and blues)
  • Mist (Mixture of blues and reds with an overall blue tone)

 YELLOWS AND ORANGES

Yellows and oranges (Fly Tying Yarn)

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First row above, left to right:

Second row above, left to right:

  • Yellow Ochre (Dirty yellow-brown. Not as warm/rich as Scotch Broom above.)
  • Autumn (All sorts of beautiful colors mixed together in an overall yellow)
  • Birch (Dark yarn with slight hints of yellow and red)
  • Burnt Umber (A rusty-looking combo of reds, oranges, and browns)
  • Buttercup (Very lightly variegated yellow-orange)

Third row above, left to right:

GREENS

Green wool yarns for fly tying

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First row above, left to right:

  • Celtic (Standard green)
  • Lime (A lighter standard green)
  • Apple (Light mint green)
  • Jade (Teal)

Second row above, left to right: 

  • Leprechaun (Variegated green)
  • Moorgrass (Variegated gray-greens)
  • Olive (Mostly brown with with a slight greenish tinge)

BLUES

Blue fly tying yarns

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Above from left to right:

STRIPED YARNS

There are a handful of Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift yarns that are a combination of two different solid colors of yarn twisted together. For lack of a better phrase, I'm referring to them here as striped yarns. They all look similar, so here's a side-by-side look at each.

Spiral yarns for fly tying

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Above from left to right:

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