Soft and subtle sophistication, that seems to be the mood for this year’s showing of Spring yarns. Speckled and flecked, printed or phased, the range of multi-dye techniques is all about blending the prettiest mid-tone palettes for a soothing effect. Sky blue, watery aqua, silvery grey, pale green, and lilac are all front and centre while the pop colour is a bit of a surprise- orange. Far from neon bright, this year’s version varies from a freshly-squeezed orangeade to a sweet pumpkin spice and warms up nicely with just about every colour in the spectrum.
Take a peek at some of our Shades Of Spring–
Toscana DK is a captivating new cotton yarn from Sirdar with a ‘slow mo’ colour change. Available in 100g balls for extra value and yardage, this yarn is specially-dyed in an understated palette with half a dozen hard-to-resist choices and a great selection of accompanying pattern leaflets.
One of the best marriages of natural fibre is merino and cotton, it creates a resilient yarn that adapts to any climate. This is a yarn with just the right balance (55% organic merino/45% organic cotton) in a finer weight with a little spring to its step. Pure Organic from our in-house collection is in stock now in fifteen hazy hues.
Sock knitters will be wiggling their toes with delight when Mirasol’s Khusku hits store shelves this Spring. Look for a pretty paintbox of colour in every 100g skein, this shimmery soft yarn is a blend of merino, bamboo sourced viscose and nylon.
Katia adds a glamorous new cotton to their line-up. Moonlight, is a chainette-style yarn which knits to a worsted weight tension, yet feels incredibly buoyant and is enhanced with silver sprinkles. Katia offers a range of ten pale hues to choose from.
Ribbon yarns twist and twirl on the needles and create amazing stitch texture. Phildar introduces a papery-style version for warm weather tunics, shawls, and openwork tops to knit up on 8 mm needles. Phil Mystere is big and brash in eight contemporary colours- including orangeade, turquoise, and taupe (shown above).