Posted on 2-6-2021 by Esmee van de Maazen
Vamos a la... front or back garden, balcony, roof terrace, or that quite large south-facing French window. For over a year now, we’ve had to make do with enjoying the sunshine from home. But all signs point to a return to summers past and those beach loungers with our names on them. It also means it’s time to pack away the loungewear and get dressed to impress! Is your summer wardrobe complete yet? If not, we’ve got a smorgasbord of the latest summer yarns for you to indulge in. So, if you’re looking for inspiration for the upcoming sunny months, read on!
This year, we have another wonderful selection of summer yarns that you can use to knit or crochet some exciting new projects. For those who think that knitwear and hot days are incompatible, think again! Stylish tops and trendy shawls aren’t just fashion statements. They offer great protection against the sun’s harmful rays. It’s simply a case of picking the right yarn to transform your crocheted and knitted garments into your go-to items when it’s blazing hot outside. Let us introduce you to our favorites for summer 2021.
Katia yarns have long been a popular choice among knitters and crocheters. This brand has a large year-round yarn assortment, but each season, Katia pulls out all the stops to treat us to fresh yarns in a kaleidoscopic array of colors. One of the stars of Katia’s summer 2021 collection is their Cotton-Cashmere Degradé. If you’re planning to crochet or knit a summer dress, shawl or top, Katia’s second summer offering is well-worth considering: Cotton-Cashmere Degradé. All you have to do is pick your favorite colorway. Piece of cake!
Lana Grossa is no stranger to yarn lovers. Lana Grossa is continually adding to their extensive range of beautiful yarns in all different colors, from solid colorways to variegated ones. And this summer, Lana Grossa is treating us to some very fine additions to their yarn collection. For starters, Lana Grossa has added four new yarns to the Gomitolo family: the Lana Grossa Gomitolo Felice, Gomitolo Sole, Gomitolo Pazzo and Gomitolo Denim Grafitti. All yarns that will take your summer creation to the next level. Going for a cool summer look? Then Gomitolo Denim Graffiti is the one for you! This printed cotton yarn comes with special variegated colorways with a bleached look, giving your project a rugged, sporty character. This yarn is made from 80% cotton, which means it’s wonderfully cool and airy to wear. Which is all you could wish for when your skin is hot and clammy, and you feel like your clothes are sticking to you and every layer of clothing is one too many. And the bonus? All you need is one cake to make a fantastic shawl or scarf. Not bad, right?!
Lana Grossa has also rolled out Lana Grossa Romanza Contone, Alessia, Amoroso and Alta Moda Cotolana Print just in time for summer. And they’ve also expanded the Brigitte collection, hooray! Brigitte No. 4 is made from 80% cotton and 20% baby alpaca, so it’s ideal for making the most beautiful tops and cardigans for strolls along the promenade and cocktails at sunset with friends. So, let your creativity run wild and use Lana Grossa Brigitte No. 4 for all your summer must-haves!
Finally, we can’t fail to mention the new Lana Grossa Allora. Allora is a yarn that’s suitable for…. Well, everyone and everything! In short, a true all-rounder. This thin yarn is ideal for filet crochet and lace knitting and the combination of cotton, merino, and alpaca wool means that this chain yarn can be worn all year round. And to finish this song of praise with an encore, you should know that Allora is wonderfully soft, light, and airy. The perfect yarn for those of us who like our garments on the cuddly side!
Before you rush off to get started on one of the summer yarns mentioned above, let us introduce to Rico’s new yarn offering. With the sunny months ahead in mind, Rico has created their Creative Cotton Dégradé Lucky 8. This fabulous cake yarn is part of Rico Design’s Creative Collection and has a harmonious color gradient with no fewer than eight different colors merging from one to the next. With a generous yardage of 800 meters per cake, you only need one to make a large scarf.
And the pattern for said scarf, you ask? It’s right there, on the inside of the yarn label, so you can get started immediately on expanding your summer wardrobe. To inspire you even further, Rico has created four fantastic designs featuring Creative Cotton Dégradé Lucky 8. There are two different scarf patterns, a gorgeous sweater, and a great fitting cardigan that will go with almost any item in your wardrobe.
So, if you are sitting comfortably outside right now, with a cup of tea at hand, and pondering what your next project will be, then check out the yarns we’ve highlighted in this blog. Chances are that your big summer hit is in the mix!
Looking for more inspiration? Our blog is packed with interesting articles, tutorials, and free patterns. And be sure to check out our social media accounts! You’ll find us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. If you've started a new project with one of these great summer yarns, we’d love to hear about it. Share your summer project with us via social media with #yarnplaza. That way we won’t miss seeing your brand-new work of art. We look forward to it! In the meantime, happy knitting and crocheting!