Add to your stash
By Claire Montgomerie
Hayfield Fiesta DK
Fiesta is a great value, summerweight yarn that is available in a palette of eight shades, comprising vivid carnival-inspired brights and complementary neutrals. The bamboo content creates a silky, drapey fabric that ensures the zesty shades shine.
Most bamboo yarns tend to be quite splitty, but this yarn hooks up smoothly with little snagging and is a pleasure to work with.
Hayfield Baby Sparkle DK
This is a soft and pretty yarn with a subtle sparkle and it is machine washable too, making it the perfect choice for use in children’s partywear. The fine metallic thread catches sometimes when crocheting, but it doesn’t slow you down.
There is 100g per ball too, making it extremely good value for money.
Wendy Supreme Luxury
Cotton Sparkle DK
Wendy’s regular, easy-to-hook, mercerised cotton has been given a subtle
twist, paired with a sparkly metallic thread that creates subtly sparkling fabrics. This yarn is available in a selection of pretty ice-cream shades and neutrals meaning it works well for summer accessories and eveningwear.
Native Yarns Southwold
This laceweight yarn is produced from British sheep, spun in Yorkshire and dyed in Suffolk. It is spun quite loosely, which added to the yarn’s hairiness can cause stickiness when hooking, but the resulting airy fabric is worth the extra patience.
Southwold has a gorgeous lustre and an attractive halo creating a stunning fabric.
Catona is a robust, smooth and shiny 4ply thread available in a range of more than 60 bright, pure shades and presented in 25g balls. Add on the reasonable price tag, and you have the perfect yarn for small makes such as amigurumi. Catona is a lovely yarn to work with and softer than some mercerised cottons, while retaining its strength and sheen.
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