Sweet Paprika offers a selection of hand-dyed and hand-painted luxury yarns in a variety of weights and fibres.
We usually dye in small batches, so if you need yarn for a large project, please contact us. We would be happy to dye a larger batch for you.
Due to the hand-crafted nature of these products, some variation in colour will occur from skein to skein.
Adagio is a 2-ply DK weight silk and camel blend, hand-dyed in 8 semi-solid colourways. The luxurious fibres in this blend will add warmth, drape and lustre to your knitting or crochet.
Andante is the newest member in our family of hand-dyed superwash merino wool yarns, and is available in 20 vibrant colours. A springy worsted weight, this yarn knits up quickly and is a great choice for easy-care children’s garments, sweaters and accessories.
One of our most luxurious yarns, Arietta is a light and airy lace weight wool and silk blend. Its subtle colour variation adds texture and depth to lace knitting, and the generous yardage makes it possible to knit a scarf with just 50g of yarn, or a shawl or stole with 100g.
Our Crescendo gradient yarn sets are perfect for creating smooth colour transitions! Each set contains six 87-yard mini-skeins, and can be used on its own, or paired with a contrasting solid or semi-solid fingering-weight yarn (such as our Messa di Voce) for larger projects. This bouncy 4-ply superwash merino wool is both soft enough to wear next to the skin, and sturdy enough for socks.
Elora is a completely Canadian locally-sourced yarn, spun from Rambouillet-cross fleeces. This fingering-weight wool is very fine, and is just as soft as our imported Merino. Our mini-skeins come in sets of 5 carefully chosen hand-dyed colours, perfect for colourwork or gradient patterns.
Because this is a custom-spun yarn these sets are limited in quantity - we won't be re-stocking until after next spring's shearing!
Grazioso is a lace-weight silk and linen blend, great for shawls and light-weight summer garments. This is also a perfect natural fibre choice for knitters and crocheters who prefer to avoid wool.
Largo is a bulky-weight 100% organic merino wool, hand-dyed in a collection of both vibrant variegated and more muted tonal colours. Great for quick projects, with enough yardage in each skein for a hat, cowl or pair of fingerless mitts.
Messa di Voce is hand-dyed with slight variations in colour to give a subtle texture to your knitting. This versatile fingering weight yarn is 100% superwash merino wool and is suitable for anything from socks and gloves to lacework.
Minuet is our DK weight 100% superwash merino yarn, suitable for a wide variety of projects including sweaters, shrugs, scarves, hats and mitts. Its soft and bouncy qualities make it a pleasure to knit with.
Norwood is a completely Canadian locally-sourced yarn. The Rambouillet-cross fleeces were purchased from a farmer, washed by us here at Sweet Paprika, then sent to a small mill for spinning, before finally coming back to us to be dyed in our Montreal studio. The wool is very fine, and is just as soft as our imported Merino. The 3-ply yarn knits up to DK weight, and can be substituted for Minuet in most patterns.
Pizzicato is a 3-ply fingering weight blend of superwash blue-faced leicester wool and nylon. The blue-faced leicester gives this yarn a beautiful lustre and the added nylon gives it extra strength, perfect for socks and other hard-wearing garments.
Made from 100% organic merino wool, Staccato is a hand-dyed worsted weight yarn showcasing rich and vibrant colours inspired by the Canadian landscape. It's ideal for making hats, mitts, or scarves and it's also great for felting.