On a cold and dark week like this, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the bright, colourful yarns that will be inspiring our summer.
There are plenty of new yarns appearing at the moment so we’ve picked out a few that caught our eyes.
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Stylecraft Malabar – we’ve previously mentioned this cotton/silk yarn which came out last year in a range of vibrant colours as an aran weight (pictured). Now for those of you who would prefer a lighter summer yarn, there is great news. Malabar will also be available in DK from February – perfect of a draping summer cardigan.
King Cole Vogue – this is one of a number of interesting cotton yarns out this year. The DK yarn is available in a range of rich featuring this semi-solid dye effect to add interest to your summer knits.
Sirdar Amalfi – this cotton/viscose blend yarn is inspired by the Amalfi coast in Italy. In a range of brights and neutrals, it too has an unusual feature for cotton yarns – a colourful nep running through each shade.
Rico Fashion Summer – ribbon and other chainette construction yarns are set to be a trend this summer with a number of new launches. This summery cotton ribbon yarn comes in colourful prints and in subtle denim shades.
Patons Summer Cotton – this is another yarn with an interesting construction . Fine threads run inside the tape yarn to add volume but keep it light for summer garments and accessories. Great for a quick lacy knit.
James C Brett Noodles – if you like the idea of chunky summer knits. This chainette tape yarn, again in a bright, colourful range of shades, could be just the thing. Also a good choice for accessories such as big cushions and blankets.
Conway + Bliss Cleo – continuing the trends for bright colours and chainette construction is this soft blend of cotton and polyamide, in a worsted weight. A good choice for those who want a summerly look in those difficult months when it isn’t quite as hot as we’d want.