Pirkka-lanka ohut, wool yarn Nm 8/2, ball 50 g

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The high-quality lighter weight Pirkka yarn (Pirkka yarn is available in two weight options) delights even the most demanding crafters with its multitude of colors. Pirkka yarn is made of 100% wool. Garments knitted using Pirkka are stylish and durable. Our heavier thinneryarn is recommended for hand knitting, knitting machines, weaving, and felting. The most suitable knitting needles size for the yarn is 2½-3 in metric sizes (13-11 UK). The knitting needle size 3 is good for knitting sweaters, but we recommend 2½ metric size knitting needles for mittens, for example. 

Thicker weight Pirkka yarn is also available and both yarn weights have the same color options available. 

Pirkka yarn is a significant part of Finnish yarn history 

We at Taito Pirkanmaa have been producing our handicraft yarns since the 1960s. The initial product development was helped by the fact that in the arts and crafts city of Tampere, almost every block had either a yarn dyeing plant or a spinning mill. 

Taito Pirkanmaa's flagship product, Pirkka 100% wool yarn, entered the market on a large scale in the early 1970s. Ensuring the high-quality of the yarn are decades of product development work, and the extensive color selection is sure to suit every taste. 

The high quality of Pirkka yarn is based on our own wool blend. The yarn is made in a spinning mill in Norway using Norwegian wool. The amount of further processing in Finland is extensive, more than half of the entire production chain. 

Pirkka yarns are dyed in Hämeenkyrö, in the coloring pots of our long-term partner PMK Värjäämö Oy. The colors used in the dyes meet EU standards, and the process is conducted in accordance with the environmental guidelines issued by the Environmental Agency. The quality of Pirkka yarns is also attained by individually checking yarn batches, spooling, and labeling.

Pirkka yarns are durable, recyclable and the dyeing process does not burden nature. The processing of the yarns is done locally, and transport is kept to a minimum. 

Taito Pirkanmaa's Pirkka wool yarns have wonderful shades that are easy to combine. The yarn is suitable for a wide range of textures, such as multicolored stranded knits and knitting designs featuring braids. 


Ohut Pirkka is an excellent yarn for machine and hand knitting, weaving, crocheting, colorwork, baby clothing, felting and embroidery.

  • Fingering-weight yarn: tex 125 x 2, 50 g, 200 m. 
  • Knitting needle recommendation 2½-3
  • crochet hook recommendation 2.25-3.3
  • Density: 30 s x 40 rows = 10 cm 
  • Soft Nordic 100% wool yarn 

Color card

Aired out and hand-washed knits stay beautiful for a long time. 

There are more than 80 colors in the Pirkka yarn color range. The fingering weight Ohut Pirkka and thicker Paksu Pirkka come in the same colors and both have beautiful stitch definition

Product variations
Syklaami 204
Pirkka Yarn: Syklaami 204
6.00 €
Luumu 305
Pirkka Yarn: Luumu 305
6.00 €
Joulu 116
Pirkka Yarn: Joulu 116
6.00 €
Kahvi 208
Pirkka Yarn: Kahvi 208
6.00 €
Myyrä 329
Pirkka Yarn: Myyrä 329
6.00 €
Koivu 3611
Pirkka Yarn: Koivu 3611
6.00 €
Ruoho 3613
Pirkka Yarn: Ruoho 3613
6.00 €
Oras 260
Pirkka Yarn: Oras 260
6.00 €
Omena 160
Pirkka Yarn: Omena 160
6.00 €
Smaragdi 3622, poisto
Pirkka Yarn: Smaragdi 3622, poisto
6.00 €
Hiiri 327
Pirkka Yarn: Hiiri 327
6.00 €
Teräs 320
Pirkka Yarn: Teräs 320
6.00 €
Yö 221
Pirkka Yarn: Yö 221
6.00 €
Variksenmarja 304
Pirkka Yarn: Variksenmarja 304
6.00 €
Ametisti 3542
Pirkka Yarn: Ametisti 3542
6.00 €


Product Note Status Price
Pirkka x Nurja, hand dyed ohut Pirkka Yarn 100 g Pirkka x Nurja, hand dyed ohut Pirkka Yarn 100 g
25.00 €
Pirkka-lanka ohut, wool yarn Nm 8/2, skein 100 g Pirkka-lanka ohut, wool yarn Nm 8/2, skein 100 g
from 6.50 €
1 kg = 65.00 €
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