There are lots of lovely new yarns appearing on the shelves at the moment but if you are not quite ready to tackle a chunky project just yet, what should you choose for some early autumn knitting?
We have been looking at yarns out right now and choosing some to take us into slightly cooler weather.
Cotton in a heavier weight yarn is a good choice as the weather start cooling but before the winter months. This aran weight yarn with a slight sparkle is a cotton/premium acrylic blend. A subtle colour pallet makes it a good option for a smart sweater or cardigan, and we think some kids will enjoy the sparkle effect too.
Keeping with the cotton/premium acrylic blend theme, this DK yarn with a two tone effect and a colour range featuring muted tones as well as pastels has something to offer men, women and kids.
Tweed and autumn garments are a classic combination. This aranweight yarn is a blend of wool, viscose and polyamide and comes in 10 shades including greys and black as well as bright colours.
Another great trans-seasonal yarn blend is cashmere and merino. This addition to Sirdar’s baby range is contains wool, cashmere and acrylic. With a wide colour palette we can imagine in adult garments as well as ones for babies and children.
A 4-ply cardigan or slipover is an excellent option for layering in autumn. This yarn is 100% British wool with the interesting distinction of only travelling 50 miles from fleece to finished yarn.
There is nothing better than cosy feet in autumn and winter so picking up a simple sock pattern and a specialist sock yarn like this is the perfect portable project for this time of year.