Novelty Yarn

Novelty Yarn

Bring some fun and creativity to your next crochet or knitting project with these great novelty yarns from Spotlight!

Novelty yarns is a collective name for a variety of different yearns that can be fuzzy, furry, eyelash, crinkly, include pom-poms, metallic thread or other embellishments, or simply change colour at regular or irregular intervals.

Browse the range of novelty yarns for delicate thin yarns and chunky yarns in a huge variety of colours and appearances, and be inspired to create something unique and individual. Novelty yarns also include Rovings or carded wool, used in needle felting and other craft projects.

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  • Moda Vera Beetle Yarn

    Moda Vera Beetle Yarn

    Moda Vera Beetle Yarn is perfect for knitting.

    Reg: $5.99

  • Moda Vera Hue Yarn

    Moda Vera Hue Yarn

    Moda Vera Hue Yarn, knitting yarn / free pattern on every ball.

    Reg: $8.99

  • Moda Vera Fayette Yarn

    Moda Vera Fayette Yarn

    Moda Vera Fayette Yarn is perfect for your knitting projects.

    Reg: $12.99

  • Arbee Merino Rovings

    Arbee Merino Rovings

    Needle Felting Is An Easy Needle Punch Form Of Embellishing A Piece Of Woollen Felt. This Can Then Be Made Into A Picture, A Toy, A Hat Or A Bag. No Glue Or Thread Is Required. By Using A Felting Needle, Felting Wool And A Piece Of Woollen Felt You Will See Your Design Come To Life.

    Reg: $6.99 - $22.99

  • Mondial Express Yarn

    Mondial Express Yarn

    The Mondial Express Yarn is a low twisted and thick yarn that is ideal for handwork.

    Reg: $19.99

  • Moda Vera Northcote Cotton

    Moda Vera Northcote Cotton

    Moda Vera Northcote Cotton Yarn is soft and natural which perfect for knitting during those warmer months. Knit this beautiful yarn for your next knitting project.

    Reg: $6.99

  • Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

    Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

    Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick And Quick Yarn is the super bulky member of the Wool-Ease family. It has the feel, warmth and softness of wool with the easy care of acrylic. Perfect for extra warm sweaters, jackets, vests, slippers and hats. It is an ideal beginner yarn.

    Reg: $19.99

  • Passioknit Falling Leaves Clarence

    Passioknit Falling Leaves Clarence

    This premium fine Passioknit Falling Leaves Clarence Yarn is super soft and super versatile. It is an absolute must have for anyone interested in knitting. It included a range of inspiring colours to suit any creation.

    Reg: $12.99

  • Moda Vera Oxley Yarn

    Moda Vera Oxley Yarn

    Moda Vera Oxley Yarn with gorgeous colour combinations create a truly unique look!

    Reg: $16.99

  • Moda Vera Portsea Cotton Yarn

    Moda Vera Portsea Cotton Yarn

    Moda Vera Portsea Cotton Yarn, knitting yarn / free pattern on every ball.

    Reg: $5.00

  • Moda Vera Jester Yarn

    Moda Vera Jester Yarn

    Moda Vera Jester Yarn, knitting yarn / free pattern on every ball.

    Reg: $4.00

  • Lionbrand Kitchen Cotton Yarn

    Lionbrand Kitchen Cotton Yarn

    Kitchen cotton made in the USA, the classic worsted-weight cotton is perfect for kitchen items and bath accessories. Its bright, retro-inspired palette is ideal for stripes, ripples, and colourwork projects with mix and match of colour palette affordably.

    Reg: $3.00

  • Passioknit Masterclass Glencoe Yarn

    Passioknit Masterclass Glencoe Yarn

    The Passioknit Masterclass Glencoe yarn ball is a soft blend of acrylic and wool that make it perfect for knitting that is super-warm and stylish.

    Reg: $7.00

  • Passioknit Crystal Castle Cassowary Yarn

    Passioknit Crystal Castle Cassowary Yarn

    The Passioknit Crystal Castle Cassowary yarn ball is a luxurious acrylic wool blend yarn that perfect for all fashion.

    Reg: $5.00

  • Lily Sugar N Cream 71g

    Lily Sugar N Cream 71g

    Lily Sugar N Cream Yarn is known for its exceptional quality and wide range of colours, ideal for knit, crochet, and craft projects. Free pattern on reverse of label.

    Reg: $5.99

  • Cleckheaton Lawson Tweed

    Cleckheaton Lawson Tweed

    Made in Italy, this Cleckheaton Lawson Tweed is perfect for garments and its long meterage and fibre blend results in warm but lightweight garments.

    Reg: $11.99

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Can I purchase novelty yarns at Spotlight?

Yes, our large range of yarns here at Spotlight includes a selection of fun novelty yarns. Novelty yarn is the group of yarns that has been produced to provide extra texture, different length of fibre, or has embellishments such as small metallic elements, beads or even pompoms in the yarn. This means that with a straightforward stitch you can make a simple garment such as for instance a scarf look completely different. Novelty yarns are also often used in the making of toys and clothes for kids.

What types of novelty yarns are there?

It seems that every time you look, a new novelty yarn has arrived on the market, as with modern production techniques just about any combination of elements is possible. For this reason, this is not an exhaustive list but it will give you some idea of the different types of novelty yarn on offer.

  • Boucle, or looped, yarns are created by loosely looping the second yarn around a first yarn, and thereby creating a bumpy effect. Usually made up of 3 strands of yarn wrapped together, this yarn must be handled carefully as it is easy to split.
  • Chenille is the soft, fuzzy yarn that resembles pipe cleaners. It can be created by first creating a fabric, which is then cut into very narrow strips resembling yarn, or by trimming loosely attached fibres to create the fuzzy appearance.
  • Eyelash yarn is made from a polyester fibre with a furry texture resembling eyelashes. It is not too dissimilar to fur yarn and produces a soft and hairy appearance.
  • Ladder yarn, as the name suggests, gives the appearance of a ladder, with two flat threads representing the two sides of the ladder held together by a strip of material at the centre like the rungs. It may include beads or pieces of metal in the centre of the yarn.
  • Metallic yarns are often classified as novelty yarn and are created by adding a metallic fibre or yarn to the blend. The metallic fibres give the yarn a shimmery appearance, often used for evening wear.
  • Nub yarn is created by tightly twisting knots in the yarn that are called nubs. The nub is most easily identified when two different coloured yarns are used.
  • Slub yarn features thick spots in the yarn at irregular intervals, created by switching up the tightness of the twist of the yarn in various places.
  • Ribbon yarn is exactly what it sounds like - it resembles a ribbon with its flat appearance and can be made from natural or synthetic fibres.
  • Self-striping yarn is dyed in a few different colours in long repeats, which will give your garment a subtle striped effect once complete.
  • Pom-pom yarn again is self-explanatory in that it has small pom-poms included at regular intervals along the yarn.

What else is included in the novelty yarn range at Spotlight?

You will also find Rovings, or combed wool, in this range, which is used for many different types of crafting including needle felting. It is available in a number of different colours.

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