Cast-On With These 5 Summer Yarn Blends

Lovely blends of plant and animal fibers make perfect summer yarn choices. Check out this gorgeous selection – another reason to start getting to work on summer projects!

1 Plymouth Yarn Linaza (50% alpaca, 25% linen, 25% Tencel; 440 yds [400 m]/100 g): shown in #1548 azul. The unexpected combination of alpaca, linen, and Tencel results in a lightweight, durable summer yarn.

2 Schulana Lanalpaco (55% alpaca, 35% cotton, 10% merino; 120 yds [110 m]/50 g): shown in #07 aubergine; distributed by Skacel. A fine cotton binder forms the core of this chainette yarn with alpaca and merino blended together.

3 Knit One Crochet Too Cozette 2 (62% silk, 30% cotton, 8% rayon; 255 yds [233 m]/50 g): shown in #781 wisteria. The combination of silk and cotton creates a slightly slubby effect, giving this summer yarn a tweed-like appearance.

4 Anzula Vera (65% silk, 35% linen; 365 yds [334 m]/115 g): shown in prudence. Linen has a distinctive papery feel that is softened into a smooth, crisp yarn by blending it with silk protein. The natural properties of both silk and linen contribute to a subtly variegated dye effect.

5 Juniper Moon Farm Sabine (30% royal llama, 30% merino, 40% cotton; 218 yds [200 m]/100 g): shown in #16225 lilac; distributed by Knitting Fever. Llama and merino fibers keep the yarn soft and lightweight, while the addition of cotton adds a gentle tweed effect.

Our header images depicts the Alpinia Tank from knitscene Summer 2016, made with another great summer yarn option – Ancient Arts Heavy Lace in Raspberry Gelato. This 65% silk, 35% linen blend will have you craving sleeveless projects to wear on brilliant summer days.

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