Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Summer Yarns

Now that the warmer weather is here we thought we would take a closer look at some of the exciting new summer yarns on offer to knitters and crocheters.

Colour blocking is a big trend at the moment which you can achieve by choosing your own shades but there are lots of colour saturated yarns that will do all the hard work for you.  Our favourites are Sirdar’s Colour Wheel and Wendy’s Evolution.

Ribbon and tape yarns are perfect for this season’s lace or mesh designs.  Try Rico’s Fashion Summer, Stylecraft’sMystique or, for a touch of luxury there is Louisa Harding’s Anise.

Look out for lovely summery blends using linen and cotton.  Rowan’s new yarn Breezed is 80% cotton and 20% linen and has a super handle.

ErikaKnight’s Studio Linen is a blend of 85% recycled linen/rayon and 15% premium linen giving it a wonderful drape.

For a touch of real luxury, Debbie Bliss has a new yarn called Sita which is a blend of mulberry silk and Mako cotton.  We guarantee you won’t want to put your needles or hooks down.

You can never have too many shawls especially in summer when the evenings can be cool.  Our current favourite lace weight is Gleem Lace from Fyberspates.  It is hand dyed so the colours are just delicious.

We do hope you get to try some of the wonderful new yarns out there and don’t forget to share your projects with us on our Facebook page.

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