We have two yarns back in stock just in time for spring knitting – Softknit Cotton and Summer Tweed. Both yarns are worsted weight but really quite different from each other!
Softknit Cotton is a chain ply that is 92% cotton and 8% nylon. It is amazingly washable and the nylon helps to keep the cotton held together and prevent pilling. It has become a staple at the shop for baby items, and I am so glad to see it back in stock again. If you need adult pattern inspiration, check out the Softknit Collection book, a contemporary take on traditional Aran cabled designs with 16 patterns for men and women. Here is one of my favorites from the collection:
Killarney – a lightweight vest to wear over a cotton shirt this spring.
Summer Tweed is an wonderful tweed option for a season that has very few tweed options! It is an aran/worsted weight silk and cotton blend with a gorgeous rustic texture. Right now our go to pattern for this yarn is the Churchmouse pattern, Shoulder Cozy, which we sell at the shop. Pair it with a skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co Loft and it makes a soft and snuggly accessory for the season.