Can You Call an All-Season Blend a Summer Yarn?

Each of these could be called a summer yarn, but the breathability that results when animal fibers are blended with cotton or silk means garments that can stand the test of all seasons. We’ve even included a yarn made from all recycled materials. Each of these gorgeous options will be lovely to work, and your needles will thank you. So will your wardrobe!


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1  Manos del Uruguay Serena, distributed by Fairmount Fibers

Luxuriously soft baby alpaca tempers the crisp handle of pima cotton.

CONTENT: 60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton PUT-UP: 170 yd [155 m]/1¾ oz [50 g] CONSTRUCTION: 3-ply CARE: Handwash, dry flat or dry clean RECOMMENDED GAUGE: 22 – 26 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 4 – 5 (3.5 – 3.75 mm)


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2  Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted

A smooth, shiny multi-ply yarn has the softness of wool and the sheen of silk.

CONTENT: 70% merino, 30% mulberry silk PUT-UP: 219 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g] CONSTRUCTION: multi-ply CARE: Handwash cold, dry flat RECOMMENDED GAUGE: 20 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 7 (4.5 mm)


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3   Rowan Wool Cotton 4 ply

This soft, multi-ply wool/cotton blend boasts plump stitches with perfect definition.

CONTENT: 50% merino wool, 50% cotton CONSTRUCTION: multi-ply PUT-UP: 197 yd [180 m]/1¾ oz [50 g] CARE: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle, dry flat in shade or dry clean RECOMMENDED GAUGE: 28 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 3 (3.5 mm)


4   Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk

Alpaca and silk combine for sumptuous drape with refined sheen.

CONTENT: 50% alpaca, 50% silk PUT-UP: 146  yd [133 m]/1¾ oz [50 g] CONSTRUCTION: 3-ply CARE: Handwash, dry flat or dry clean RECOMMENDED GAUGE: 20–24 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 3–5 (3.25 –3.75 mm)


5   The Alpaca Yarn Company Astral

Jewel-like shimmer and a soft, haloed finish add elegance to a plump singles yarn.

CONTENT: 50% Tencel, 30% alpaca, 20% merino PUT-UP: 197 yd [180 m]/3½ oz [100 g] CONSTRUCTION: singles CARE: Handwash or dry clean RECOMMENDED GAUGE: 20 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 7 (4.5 mm)


6   Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen

Alpaca’s halo and drape, linen’s crisp structure, and the loft and memory of wool combine in a beautifully balanced yarn.

CONTENT: 35% wool, 35% linen, 30% baby alpaca PUT-UP: 137 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50  g] CONSTRUCTION: 4-ply CARE: Handwash cold, dry flat RECOMMENDED GAUGE: 22 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 5 (3.75 mm)


7 Berroco Remix

100% recycled fibers feel relaxed and comfortable next to the skin.

CONTENT: 30% nylon, 27% cotton, 24% acrylic, 10% silk, 9% linen PUT-UP: 216 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g] CONSTRUCTION: 4-ply CARE: Machine wash gentle cycle in cold water, dry flat RECOMMENDED GAUGE: 17 sts and 23 rows = 4″ (10 cm) on size 8 (5 mm)


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