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New yarns for autumn 2018

At UK Hand Knitting we’ve been enjoying seeing some of the new yarns that are appearing for this autumn so we thought it was time to share a few that we like the look of.

First off, we have two yarns that are new takes on classic yarns and which could become regulars for your projects.

Stylecraft’s Bellissima is the adult version of its Bambino baby yarn and has been spun to give great stitch definition, making it a good choice for a range of techniques and styles, from classic garments to textures and cables. The palette of 14 shades includes bohemian colours and rich pastels. (Pattern: Bellissima 9584 Sweaters)

King Cole Timeless Chunky is a soft blend of alpaca and acrylic for you to snuggle up with. It comes in eight vintage shades for a classic look. (Pattern: King Cole Chunky Ponchoes 5179)

If you fancy some luxurious feeling faux fur accessories this winter, take a look at both of these yarns. Both Sirdar Alpine and James C Brett Chinchilla are super chunky faux fur yarns that promise fun, quick knits and a soft furry finish. A great choice for gift knitting. (Patterns: Sirdar accessories 8206 and James C Brett toys JB541)

And finally we’ve spotted a couple of more unusual mixes on the market.

Erika Knight Wild Wool combines soft wool and natural nettle. Spun from the fibre found inside the stem of the plant, nettle has been used for 2000 years for its strength and durability and here it adds structure to the wool. It yarn comes in a range of shades inspired by nature. (Pattern: Erika Knight Dunbar 105)

Rico Luxury Volumi is all about the volume of the fluffy halo which combines alpaca and mohair in equal amounts around a fine core thread. Just the thing if you are looking for softness and warmth. (Pattern from Rico magic mohair)



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