Consider These Yarns for Fall Projects

As we endure the heat of summer, keep in mind that we’re closer to season’s end than we are to its beginning, and that means fall is just around the corner. As you prepare the kids for a return to school and look forward to turning leaves, you may start wondering what yarn blends would be best to use for your fall projects. With so many blends available, which should you choose? Here are our top picks!


Yarn Blends for Fall Projects

100% Animal Fiber Yarns

Talk about options! Since there are so many different animals growing fiber for us to use (merino wool, superwash merino wool, alpaca, angora), you’re sure to find the right fiber for your project. Try making a pair of mitts or a kerchief to keep out the fall chill with Cascade 220 or Tosh Merino Light.


Animal Fiber Blends

These fibers are commonly mixed with everything from other critters (wool, alpaca, angora, silk), to synthetic fibers (nylon, acrylic, metallic), to other natural fibers including linen, cotton, or viscose. Blends can provide an interesting alternative to yarns made entirely from one fiber, because you get the best of both worlds by giving you the warmth of the animal fiber and the added strength, texture and/or sparkle of the added fiber. These yarns are perfect for a cool cowl or a beautiful beret: HiKoo Kenzie and The Fibre Company Cumbria.


Plant Fiber Blends

I know what you’re thinking: “Who would use plant fibers during the fall?” Not all fall days are chilly. Even though the first day of fall lands near the end of September, there still may be a need for yarns that have a lesser percentage of animal fibers or don’t use animal fibers at all! Or, you might be crocheting for people who are allergic to animal fibers. You could use these yarns to make bags for back to school, tops for layering, or accessories that can wick away moisture. Consider Cascade Yarns Tangier—this variegated wonder is an awesome choice for making both knitted and crocheted projects.


These are just a few of the yarn types that many knitters and crocheters use during the fall months. Do you find yourself gravitating toward one of these types? If so, which one? Please let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you!

Happy stitching!
Susanna

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