A warm breeze swept through the Diamond Yarn showroom last weekend as the new spring/summer collections for 2016 were unveiled. It was a tropical oasis (minus the tiki huts and swaying palm trees) with splashes of exuberant colour showing up in an array of sunshine-infused yarns. While solid shades still made the grade, it is clearly evident that stripes, stipples and speckles are stealing the spotlight.
Cast your eyes upon an early preview of what is coming to your lys for spring/summer 2016-
Our exclusive in-house line, Diamond Luxury Collection has grown by leaps and bounds with Tradition (shown above) at the top of the hit list, a soft wool blend in a worsted weight featuring forty-plus heathered and solid shades. More fab favorites on tap for spring include- Caravan in a natural cotton, silk, and nettle mixture, Simpatico, a plush merge of merino and cotton in gorgeous multi-hues.
Pima Lino Lace (shown above) is refreshed with colour-streaked shades. Summertime and Pure Superkid Mohair will both be back on store shelves after having such a stellar season, fully revamped with added colours. Look for exciting new pattern leaflets to accompany these yarns by our talented Canadian design team.
Mirasol recharges its existing qualities with a freshly-dyed palette while introducing a new chainette cotton. Pima Splash is a worsted weight yarn created for fun in the sun and doesn’t take itself too seriously, punctuated with brash and sassy colour.
Katia continues to impress with yarns that are bold and imaginative, designs that are playful, edgy, yet always classic and inspiring. This company hails from Spain and has an upcoming collection in mesmerizing ribbons, cottons, linens and silk blends offering a delightful contrast in colour themes, watery hues (shown above) reflecting the sun-bleached Mediterranean coastline as well as razzle dazzle brights characteristic of a Caribbean resort town.
The fun never stops with Katia’s Kids Collection. Hot on the ‘paws’ of this season’s critter scarves, watch for the cuddly bear scarf (shown above) to make an appearance at yarn shops in the new year. These kits will include a ball of soft fleecy yarn and a scarf pattern plus an irresistibly cute pre-knit animal to attach to either end. Put your order in early for these are a guaranteed sellout.
Also, on the horizon from Katia, baby blanket kits featuring an adorable pre-made attachable lamb, puppy, penguin, or teddy motif.