Libby Summers Fine Aran
This is a truly beautiful yarn. It’s very lightweight for an aran yarn and could easily be used as a DK, but despite the resulting light fabric and soft handle, it is strong and durable, with a crisp stitch definition.
The yarn flies off the hook and the new shades this season are breathtakingly pretty. We are particularly taken with Applemint, a soft, icy shade perfect for winter accessories.
50% wool/50% alpaca • 50g/105m/115yds
£6.25 from www.libbysummers.co.uk
Wendy Aspire Chunky
This is a great quality, value for money yarn. Aspire has a good stitch definition and soft handle and is available in a small range of very pretty shades. It is soft, strong and easy to crochet with, partly thanks to its lightly spun, roving construction.
Despite felting at high temperatures, you can pop this in the machine on a cool wash.
80% wool/20% alpaca • 100g/140m/153yds
£5.99 from www.awoollytail.com
Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed DK
A gorgeous, great value yarn, which seems more luxury than budget. The high
manmade content is surprising considering its springy softness and pretty handle. Occasional slubs of contrast colour can sometimes hinder your hooking, but not enough to mar the overall enjoyment of working with this yarn.
They also provide a pleasing high contrast to the overall fabric.
77% acrylic/20% alpaca/3% viscose • 100g/240m/262yds
£4.90 from www.thewoolbaa.co.uk
Nebula is a sophisticated and interesting tweed yarn with a slubby construction, creating a pleasingly irregular fabric.
The smooth, roving-style thread is flecked with bright contrast colours for added contrast and texture, which results in
a beautiful yet robust material with a hazy halo, perfect for autumn accessories.
50% wool/33.5% alpaca/16.5% Donegal • 50g/90m/98yds
£5.50 from www.tangled-yarn.co.uk
Finest is an apt name for this indulgent yarn – delicate, super soft and a dream to work with and to wear.
Slipping from the hook at lightning speed, the smooth, even thread is lightweight with a strong stitch definition
and gorgeous drape, making dreamy garments that will be warm and cosy come
winter but are still light and airy enough for the last days of early autumn.
50% wool/30% alpaca/20% cashmere • 25g/87m/95yds
£6.50 from www.deramores.com
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