Is it getting toasty where you are? It's getting warm here in the PNW. I don't know about you but when the weather heats up I like to switch to lighter yarns and smaller projects. I've compiled a little list of my Summertime favorite yarns, give these a try and let me know which ones you dig!
In no particular order...
1.) KnitPicks, Shine; 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal (natural beech wood fiber) This is not your basic dish rag cotton. This stuff has a magical, silky feel to it. It's has great stitch definition and a smooth, buttery texture. (Plus it comes in two different yarn weights.)
*Pattern is Yarn Cozy by Bailee L. Wellisch
2.) Cascade Yarns, Sunseeker; 48% Acrylic, 47% Cotton, 5% Metallic. I'm a sucker for a glittery yarn. This stuff is softer than you would imagine an acrylic/cotton to be, plus it's machine wash and dryer safe.
*Pattern is KouYou by Angela Tong
3.) Tuskenknits, Shilling Silk Merino Singles; 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk. This single ply yarn is perfect for Summer garments. It has lovely drape and shine. Also, the colors are absolutely gorgeous.
4.) Blue Sky Fibers, Organic Cotton; 100% Organic Cotton. This yarn is plump and squishy and knits up beautifully.
5.) KnitPicks, Comfy; 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic. This yarn feels like Chenille. It's light and soft and you can pop it in the washing machine. I'd definitely recommend this yarn for Summer tops.
6.) Spud and Chloe, Sweater; 55% Superwash Wool, 45% Organic Cotton. It doesn't sound like a Summer yarn, but just think of it as a Worsted weight cotton blend instead of a Wool blend with the word "Sweater" in the title. This stuff is delicious. It's soft and velvety and knits up like a dream.
7.) KnitPicks, Billow; 100% Pima Cotton. This yarn feels like a well worn pair of jeans. It's a soft thick and thin yarn that has a fun, vintage look to it. This is a perfect Bulky yarn for knitting up quick projects even in the middle of Summer.
8.) Fierce Fibers, Pandora; 70% Superwash, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon. Summer is for sock knitting imo. This yarn knits up into lovely socks. The Cashmere gives it an extra touch of softness and the yarn gets silkier and more luxurious after blocking.
9.) Berroco, Folio; 65% Superfine Alpaca, 35% Rayon. I will find any excuse to knit with Alpaca, even in a heat wave. This yarn is so lovely to work with, it has a nice halo and a sparkly metallic sheen.
*Pattern is Positive Thoughts #1 by yellowcosmo
I hope you discovered a few yarns that you want to try out. Please share your favorite Summer yarns below! I'm always excited to find new and exciting fibers to try!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Spring!
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