08 Dec New Yarns and What To Do With Them
While you might be thinking about fast, giftable projects right now (and don’t worry, we are too!), a deep New England winter is the perfect time to curl up and start a knitting project that’s a little more intricate. Brilliant color, texture, and sparkle don’t hurt either.
We’ve added 5 gorgeous new yarns that are fingering weight or lighter, but don’t let their size fool you; these yarns pack a punch!
COAST, a wool-cotton blend from Danish yarn company Holst Garn, is a delicate, light fingering yarn. Surprisingly, it’s machine washable, and you’ll want to wash your swatch and final project: this already-soft yarn blooms and softens beautifully.
What to use it for: We’ve got it in 18 gorgeous shades in low-commitment 25 gram balls, so this yarn is perfect for multi-color projects. Double it for a true fingering weight, or browse Ravelry for pattern ideas.
SENSAI is a laceweight mohair and silk. We love the glowy colors and, of course, mohair’s trademark halo.
What to use it for: Knit alone, make light-as-air lace, or hold it with another yarn to impart a kitten-soft fuzz to any project.
KINU is a fingering weight 100% silk. It’s rustic and tweedy, but still super soft. Even though it looks very different from the silk in Sensai, these yarns compliment each other perfectly.
What to use it for: Silk has amazing drape and can be surprisingly warm. Knit a shawl or not-too-fitted sweater, or knit it together it with Sensai to make light but warm accessories.
KIN GIN, a rayon and polyester laceweight, is New Years Eve in yarn form. It’s shiny and sparkly and just plain fun.
What to use it for: Hold it with the yarn your pattern calls for to add sparkle to any project your heart desires.
TETSU is a wonderfully sculptural silk and stainless steel blend. Yep, stainless steel!
What to use it for: Alone or held with another yarn, Tetsu will add a mold-able stiffness to your projects. It’s particularly striking with scarves like the Kusha Kusha scarf. Since it has so much body, you can knit it on big needles for a deconstructed look, like the Sea Tangles sweater.
Feeling inspired? Nothing compares to seeing these yarns in person, so stop by the shop to pick up these yarns–and pick out your project.