It's officially spring and while we may be feeling a little sad to be packing away our chunky sweaters, we're getting excited about all the spring/summer yarn options waiting to jump on our needles! Today we're sharing five of our favourites we are itching to cast on. Let's 'spring' into action!
CaMaRose Økologisk Sommeruld
What better way to start than with a yarn that literally translates to 'organic summer wool*'? Økologisk Sommeruld from CaMaRose is a fingering weight yarn made from 100% organic merino wool and cotton, making it ideal for spring and summer tops and cardigans, but also babies and children too.
If you are unfamiliar with working with plant fibres then this is a great yarn to introduce you to working with cotton, and it comes in 25 gorgeous shades!
*The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification ensures that Økologisk Sommeruld is sustainable and has been tested and certified to be free from more than 300 environmental and health-hazardous substances. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is the pioneering certification when it comes to textiles and the test criteria go far beyond the applicable standards in Denmark and EU.
BC Garn Allino
While we love a good lace-weight for spring, warm-weather yarns don't have to mean working with only lighter weights. Allino from BC Garn combinations linen and cotton in a gorgeous DK weight, making it ideal for spring/summer sweaters, tops and tees.
The yarn is spun and dyed in Italy using Ökotex standard dyes free from animal derivatives, making Allino a truly vegan yarn!
The Fibre Co. Luma
Another gorgeous DK weight yarn that is perfect for the warmer weather is The Fibre Co. Luma. Organic cotton, linen and silk are combined with Merino wool, creating a beautiful light fabric that works wonderfully for summer tops and tees, but also layering pieces that will see you through to winter!
As you would expect from the Fibre Co. it also has an extensive range of stunning shades making it ideal for colourwork projects.
Krea Deluxe Organic Cotton
Few things feel as good as cotton against the skin on a warm day, and Krea Deluxe's Organic Cotton is no exception. The cotton is organic, GOTS-certified and produced in Europe, so no chemical pesticides or artificial fertiliser. This process creates longer fibres resulting in a buttery soft, yet strong yarn.
As with all Krea Deluxe yarns, it comes in an extensive range of tone-on-tone colours. It's ideal for personal garments, accessories, baby gifts, facecloths, anyone with allergies...I think you get the idea!
BC Garn Lino
If you are looking for a yarn that will bring the ultimate drape to your spring/summer projects, BC Garn's Lino is the one for you. Lino is a 100% linen yarn in a stunning range of shades, from soft pastels to deep jewel tones.
If you haven't knit with a pure linen yarn before, you may be hesitant or concerned when trying it for the first time, especially if you are used to working with wool or particularly soft fibres. Linen feels very crisp and hard when you start working with it, but the more you wear and wash it, the softer and drapier it becomes. If you are unsure, start by purchasing just one ball and knit a swatch. Wash it multiple times and keep it in your pocket while you go about your day and see how it changes over time before committing to a larger quantity.
Do you have a favourite spring yarn that we didn't mention here? Share it in the comments below, and don't forget, if any of the above sparked your creativity you can save them to your Tangled Yarn wishlist by clicking on the handy ‘Add To Wish List’ button on each product page.