Rowan Summerlite 4ply
Summerlite is a beautiful, fine cotton yarn, which works up speedily into an
attractive, well-defined fabric with a lovely drape. It’s a soft, matt alternative to traditional mercerised cotton crochet threads and creates fabric that’s just right for summer garments. The faded palette provides pretty, beachy shades such as Periwinkle and Washed Linen that are eminently wearable.
100% cotton • 50g/175m/191yds
£3.95 from www.loveknitting.com
HappyBerry Baby Snuggles DK
A gorgeously squishy exclusive yarn from crochet designer Laura Eccleston, reach for this if you’re making for babies and children.
The shades are delicate and pretty; a step away from the traditional boring pastels often assigned to newborns. There is also a delightful sheen to the yarn which makes it smooth and easy to hook.
100% acrylic • 50g/112m/122yds
£3.50 from www.happyberry.co.uk
Susan Crawford Vintage Fenella 2 Ply
Susan Crawford created this yarn to fill the gap in the market for a “vintage-style” 3ply weight yarn.
It works beautifully on many hook sizes, producing a soft, bouncy – yet traditionally fuzzy and strong – fabric. The yarn is made in the UK and comes in an array of vintage shades. The 25g skeins have a great yardage.
100% wool • 25g/124m/135yds
£4 from www.susancrawfordvintage.com
Louisa Harding Azalea
Soft, lightweight, easy to use and so pretty, Azalea’s gently dappled hues are reminiscent of an Impressionist or Pointillist painting
and the tantalising sheen of the cotton fibre makes the tonal differences sing. It’s a little splitty, but it is smooth enough to not make too much difference to the speed of the work’s progress.
100% cotton • 100g/240m/262yds
£8.95 from www.deramores.com
Artesano Linen Silk DK
Linen can often be hard on the hands when crocheting, but Artesano have created the perfect blend of wool, silk and linen to make this yarn a joy.
The fibre mix generates a robust fabric with a delectable sheen and delicate tonal differences created by the hand-painted palette. The gentle stiffness created by the linen would work just as well in warm weather garments as in home accessories.
40% wool/35% silk/25% linen • 50g/100m/109yds
£7.95 from www.oxfordyarnstore.co.uk
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