More spring and summer yarns now in stock… February 18, 2014 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Re-stocked

Hemp for Knitting – allhemp6LUX

hempluxeThis 100% hemp yarn from Hemp for Knitting is soft and surprisingly easy on the hands. One of our favourite choices for summer garments and bags, allhemp6LUX drapes beautifully and is incredibly strong.  It won’t pill, stretch, shrink, or fade and will only get softer with time and use. It can be machine washed and dried which makes it an easy care option for warm weather wear. Because each individual strand is dyed before plying, allhemp6LUX has a lovely saturated colour and luminescent sheen. A must try if you haven’t already!
Gauge: 22 sts on 3.75 mm needles
Project ideas for allhemp6LUX (clockwise):
Simple Hemp Tote by Espace Tricot (Photo: Espace Tricot)
Cool Hemp Ponchette by Lana Hames (Photo: Espace Tricot)
Verdant by Gina Bonomo (Photo: Espace Tricot)
Everlasting Bagstopper by Amy Singer (Photo: skyrider)

Cascade – Ultra Pima

Ultra Pima from Cascade Yarns is a deliciously cool and lustrous 100% Pima cotton yarn ideal for year-round knitting but especially nice for wonderfully soft summer garments, baby blankets, and accessories (scarves, wraps, shawls).  Ultra Pima is also easy to care for – you can machine wash it and put in the dryer to tumble dry on low.  As with all of Cascade’s yarns, Ultra Pima comes in a wide range of vibrant hues.
Gauge: 22 – 24 sts = 4″ on 3.75 – 4.0 mm needles.
Project ideas for Ultra Pima (clockwise):
Baktus Scarf by Strikkelise (Photo: UandIKnit)
Driftwood by Isabell Kraemer (Photo: Purldgragon)
Spring Garden Tee by Alana Dakos (Photo: Purldragon)
Fiona’s Top by Sanne Bjerregaard (Photo: twistedkitten)
– Melissa