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 50 g

    Moda Vera Beetle Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Beetle Yarn is perfect for knitting. This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our extensive range of yarn ball online or visit us in store to coordinate with your knitting or crocheting project. Mix a...

    Reg: $2.00 - $5.99


  •   Moda Vera Hue Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Hue Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Hue Yarn, knitting yarn / free pattern on every ball. This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our extensive range of yarn ball online or visit us in store to coordinate with your knitting or crocheti...

    Reg: $8.99

    VIP: $6.00


  • Arbee Merino Rovings 10 g

    Arbee Merino Rovings 10 g

    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: $3.00 - $10.00


  • Moda Vera Yana Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Yana Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera yana wool blend yarn is great value yarn perfect for your knitting projects. This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our extensive range of yarn ball online or visit us in store to coordinate with yo...

    Reg: $6.99



  • Moda Vera Mawson 50 g

    Moda Vera Mawson 50 g

    Moda Vera Mawson is ideal wool blend for fashion knitting. This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our extensive range of yarn ball online or visit us in store to coordinate with your knitting or crocheting pr...

    Reg: $9.99


  •   Moda Vera Faith Yarn 50 g

    Moda Vera Faith Yarn 50 g

    The great value Moda Vera Faith Yarn is perfect for your knitting projects. This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our extensive range of yarn ball online or visit us in store to coordinate with your knitting...

    Was: $9.99

    Now: $5.00


  •   4 Seasons Flinders Cotton 8Ply Yarn 50 g

    4 Seasons Flinders Cotton 8Ply Yarn 50 g

    Looking for yarns to knit your perfect season sweater or seasonal knitting items? Well, this adorable 4 Seasons Flinders Cotton 8Ply Yarn is just the perfect fit. This magnificent piece is made from 100% cotton yarn ball and perfect for knitting all year round. It offers ample comfort, ease of use, ...

    Reg: $4.99

    VIP: $2.50


  • Mondial Express Yarn 200 g

    Mondial Express Yarn 200 g

    The Mondial Express Yarn is a low twisted and thick yarn that is ideal for handwork. This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our extensive range of yarn ball online or visit us in store to coordinate with your...

    Reg: $19.99



  •   Moda Vera Craft Tee Yarn 450 g

    Moda Vera Craft Tee Yarn 450 g

    Moda Vera Craft Tee yarn is t-shirt fabric recycled into an easy to use, fun yarn!...

    Was: $19.99

    Now: $15.00


  •   Moda Vera Northcote Cotton 50 g

    Moda Vera Northcote Cotton 50 g

    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. This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our e...

    Was: $6.99

    Now: $4.00


  • Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Yarn 140 g

    Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Yarn 140 g

    Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick & 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


  • Moda Vera Oxley Yarn 100 g

    Moda Vera Oxley Yarn 100 g

    Moda Vera Oxley Yarn with gorgeous colour combinations create a truly unique look! This yarn is easy to knit and create comfortable garments. Create a special yarn project with this modern yarn ball. Shop now from our extensive range of yarn ball online or visit us in store to coordinate with your k...

    Reg: $16.99



  • Patons Patonyle Merino Prints Yarn 50 g

    Patons Patonyle Merino Prints Yarn 50 g

    The superior quality of Patons Patonyle Merino Ombre Yarn, now in glorious self-patterning prints.

    Reg: $5.00


  • Lily Sugar N Cream 57g Yarn

    Lily Sugar N Cream 57g Yarn

    This marvellous Lily Sugar N Cream 57g Yarn is known for its exceptional quality and wide range of colours. It is made ideal for knit, crochet, and craft projects. Includes free pattern on reverse of label, this ravishing yarn is made from high quality and astounding cotton material which offers sup...

    Reg: $5.99


  • Lily Sugar N Cream 71g Yarn

    Lily Sugar N Cream 71g Yarn

    This magnificent Lily Sugar N Cream 71g Yarn is known for its wide range of colours and exceptional quality. It is made ideal for knit, crochet, and craft projects. Includes free pattern on reverse of label, this astonishing yarn is made from high quality and superb cotton material which offers supp...

    Reg: $5.99


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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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