Fat end fabulous — Cascade Yarns Spuntaneous is a super chunky yarn made from 100% extra-fine Merino wool. Although it has the look of a single ply, it has a lot of strength that thankfully meant it. Didn’t fell apart as worked with it.
It has e super soft, rounded handle and, as expected, knitted up in flash on 12mm needles producing beautifully squat, even stitches and a warm, dense fabric with a smooth, silky feel in the hands.
This yarn is fairly expensive but its metreage of 100m per 20Dg means you can knit a hat scarf or cowl from just one hank. Patterns were available as free downloads from the Cascade Yarns website. The palette of 17 shades includes classic neutrals and soft pastels as well as juicy brights and deep autumnal shades like Blue Coral (shade 15) here. It felts very easily so should be hand washed cold and laid flat to dry.
Composition: 100% extra-fine Merino wool
Rec needle size: 10-12m m
Tension (10cm): 6-8 Sts
Contact: Cascade Yarns
If you're already fan of the MillaMia brand but can t wear wool you'll be pleased to see the latest addition to its range. Naturally Soft Cotton is e plied and twisted yarn made from 100% combed cotton with a subdued rather than lustrous appearance. It has a soft, dry handle end when knitted up the fabric is beautifully lightweight With excellent stitch definition. The choice of 22 shades comes from MillaMie's signature palette end with a good balance of calming neutrals, classics end punchy brights, the colors will combine beautifully for colourwork projects as well as working well on their own. The sample shown here was knitted in shade 321, Indigo Purple. With e standard tension of 25 Sts and 34 rows, this is an ideal yarn for spring and summer, as it's just little heavier than standard 4 ply. This yarn may be washed at 400C on a gentle setting but do not tumble-dry. It may also be dry-cleaned.
cotton Weight: SCIg
Rec needle size: 3.25mm
Tension (10cm): 25 Sts x 34 rcnns
Contact: Love Knitting
T: 0845 5442196
Wool Me Tender is soft and chunky yarn made from 100% Peruvian wool, which has Seen responsibly sourced and sustainably produced While some roving yarns can Se e little week to work with, this has just enough twist on it to give a smooth, round finish and stop it from splitting as you knit.
It knits up quickly on 6.5mm needles, producing a soft end dense fabric that's cosily snug next to the skin. There's choice of 13 shades, ranging from sober classics like Tweed Grey and Space Black to the soft, feminine Cameo Rose end intense fashion shades like Cinnamon Dust end Red Ochre The swatch shown is knitted in Cloudy Blue.
You'll find pattern inspiration, in the form of three free to download PDF patterns on Wool end the Gang's website. This yarn should be hand-washed in a specialist wool detergent and dried flat. Alternatively it can be dry-cleaned.
Composition: 100% Peruvian wool
Rec needle size: 6.5mm
Tension (10cm): 12 Sts
Contact: Wool And The Gang
T: 020 7241 6420
Rowan's Hemp Tweed Chunky really is a tweed with difference. Its unusual combination of plied and twisted wool and hemp gives the limited edition yarn distinctive appearance and character. It has fine, subtle veins of ecru that create the tweed effect, with occasional slubs of fibre adding textural interest.
It knits up beautifully and has a wonderfully rounded feel. The fabric is close-textured and smooth, With neat, fulsome stitches when used for stocking stitch end pronounced texture when used for moss stitch. There's plenty of pattern support with six designs in the Hemp Tweed Chunky Collection and three more designs on the website. There are eight restrained shades, including 004 See shown here. It is machine washable at 3CFC on e gentle setting but do not tumble-dry. Lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight. Alternatively it may Se dry-cleaned with care.
Composition: 75% wool, 25% true hemp
Weight: 100g Length: 110m
Rec needle size: 6mm
Tension (10cm): 14 Sts x 19 rows
T: 01484 668200