With all this cold weather, it’s hard to believe that spring is just around the corner and, to celebrate, we are super excited to be welcoming Hempathy back to space. This classic, animal-free yarn is 41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, and 25% Rayon, making it the perfect yarn for warmer weather. While it is technically a DK yarn, Hempathy is super flexible and can be knit at a sport weight gauge as well, opening up a range of project options! With 153 yards in each $8 skein, Hempathy is a wonderful yarn for light-weight sweaters and accessories. And what yarn doesn’t need great patterns to go with? We’ve brought in four adorable patterns which should work up beautifully in Hempathy, all available for $6 each. Check out below to see which ones!
I’ll admit: I’ve been planning sweaters in Hempathy since last summer. There’s just nothing quite like it! The problem is, I just can’t decide which one I want! I love the idea of a Nyanen Tee! A lace, sleeveless sweater? That is all me!
Or maybe I want something more simple, like Saco Stripes. It’s a classic look with a fun, a-line shape that I could see wearing anytime. Plus, it’s a great chance to pair two of Hempathy’s amazing colors. Best of all, this pattern is available at the shop!
Hempathy is a perfect yarn for crocheting, as well as knitting, and I love the idea of making a nice, light shawl for spring and summmer. Fernanda is a free pattern that is designed to be customized in size but I’m thinking two or three skeins would be gorgeous!
If sleeveless is not your thing, steal Danielle’s project and go with a Perkins Cove Pullover, which is available in print at the shop. Knit with Hempathy, this pullover would be light and perfect for layering.
Every summer in Virginia, I have the same problem: air conditioning. It feels so good on a hot day but sometimes, it makes being inside not just cool but cold. I think a shawl like Grapefruit Brulee knit out of Hempathy could be the perfect solution!
Always a classic, Gemini works up beautifully in Hempathy. This simple pullover has a fun lace yoke and, if you need a little guidance, you can take a class with us this spring!
It’s always nice to have a couple of light layers to throw on when the weather is still transitioning to warmer weather. Something like the Emma Shrug (pattern available at the shop!) would really be perfect!
Crochet up a light and flirty scarf like White Coast with 5 skeins of Hempathy. It’s perfect to wear outside before the temperature gets hot or inside when air conditioning gets a little too intense.
You really can never go wrong with a cardigan, but especially not one knit in squishy garter stitch! Pick up a copy of the Casco Bay Cardi pattern at the shop for a fun layering piece for warmer weather.
I love the idea of a light scarf for spring. Sometimes, you just need a little warmth without the “coziness” of wool. Strathcona has simple lace to keep you interested and would look great in any color!
As for my sweater conundrum, I think I may have decided. All the possibilities are gorgeous but I think I might just knit a Shoals Tank. With all over lace (always my fav) and a fun, flirty shape, this just might be perfect for my spring-to-summer wardrobe.