While some of us will wear knitted garments all year round it is important to find the right type of yarns for each season.
Over the next few months we are likely to a have a mix of chilly days and those moments when you might just want a cardigan to pull on to go outside.
So, we have had a look round for interesting yarns for garments to take us thought the spring.
Sublime Eden – this colour change yarn is a wool/cotton blend and comes in 150g cakes. You can go for bright contrasting stripe colourways or more subtle tonal mixes.
Stylecraft Monet – a cotton blend aran yarn in a range of interesting variegated colours. A heavier yarn with a good cotton content can be a great choice for spring into summer as it can take the chill off while maintain a fresh feel.
King Cole Drifter 4ply – 4ply is a great option for spring because you can layer lighter knitwear as needed. The pastel variegated shades of this yarn will look good accompanying wintery neutrals or summer frocks.
Erika Knight Wool Local – although some people see wool as a winter fibre, its breathable qualities make it useful all year round. The light 4-ply British wool blend would be a good choice for the garments you pull on as the temperature drops.
Rico Fashion Colour Touch Summer – as the name suggests this is full on summer yarn. A 100% cotton DK yarn, it comes in bright colour mixes, perfect for wraps or summer jackets.
James C Brett Cotton On – another cotton blend yarn, a DK this time. Pastel shades in both solid and semi-solid shades with a spring summer feel and you can create interesting looks by combining matching solid and semi solid shades.