Yarns have really been grabbing my attention lately. They’re another great way to get inspiration – a certain drape, a new fiber or an unexpected color – they all send me dreaming about my next project.
Here are a few of my latest faves…
Colour Adventures – Super-saturated beauties. She has lace through DK plus a bit or worsted and aran. I found this yarn on my friends’ activity tab on Rav. My current faves are Merino Light (a single-ply fingering weight) in Sour Cherry – hello RED – and her single-ply lace in the color Magical (a gorgeous lilac and lavender).
Lioness Arts – The Exquisite DK sounds amazing – 70% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere. I learned about this yarn when I saw the Headwinds shawl by Alicia Plummer. The shawl was designed to take advantage of this yarn – with amazing drape and softness.
Abi Grasso Yarns – The pic shows her watermelon yarn – complete with seeds! – but she has many others. Stars and Stripes, Valentine Hearts and Ghosts to name a few. She brings self-striping to a whole new level.
Manos Alegria – Alegria means Joy in Spanish, and the colors in this yarn do just that. I saw this yarn at my LYS about a month ago and can’t stop thinking about it. I have no need for another multi-colored handdyed sock yarn but I know it’s just a matter of time. Take a look at all the colors on the Rav stash page.
Sweet Georgia – Her tagline sums it up – passionate + relentless + unapologetic color. She has a wide range of yarns and bases – from the typical MCN (with 20% cashmere), to silk/merino laceweight, to sock yarn with BFL and bamboo. And it’s all gorgeous.
What are a few yarns that you’re dying to try? Let’s enable each other.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.