Love for Lightweight Yarns

Warm-weather months are the perfect time to experiment with lightweight yarns and pretty, lacy patterns. Save the heavy, cozy knits for fall and fill your hands with a light shawl while watching fireflies from your back porch. Here, we have compiled a handful of both classic and new laceweight yarns in a variety of fiber contents and ample yardage. Give them all a try this summer.

1. CASCADE YARNS FOREST HILLS

CONTENT 51% silk, 49% merino wool
PUT-UP 785 yd [717 m]/ 3 1/2 oz [100 g] CONSTRUCTION 2-ply
CARE Handwash, dry flat
RECOMMENDED GAUGE 28–32 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 1–3 (2.25–3.25 mm) needles
www.cascadeyarns.com

light weight yarn

light weight yarn 1 & 2

2. BROOKLYN TWEED PLAINS

CONTENT 100% Rambouillet wool
PUT-UP 440 [402 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]
CONSTRUCTION 2-ply
CARE Handwash gentle, dry flat
RECOMMENDED GAUGE not specified
www.brooklyntweed.com

3. MANOS DEL URUGUAY MARINA, DISTRIBUTED BY FAIRMOUNT FIBERS

CONTENT 100% superwash merino wool
PUT-UP 874 yd [800 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]
CONSTRUCTION Singles
CARE Machine or handwash gentle in cool water, dry flat
RECOMMENDED GAUGE 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 2 (2.75 mm) needles
www.fairmountfibers.com

light weight yarn

light weight yarn 3 & 4

4. THE FIBRE COMPANY ROAD TO CHINA LACE, DISTRIBUTED BY KELBOURNE WOOLENS

CONTENT 65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere
PUT-UP 656 yd [599 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]
CONSTRUCTION 2-ply
CARE Handwash
RECOMMENDED GAUGE 32–40 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 2 (2.75 mm) needles
www.thefibreco.com

5. MRS. CROSBY RETICULE

CONTENT 100% superwash merino wool
PUT-UP 840 yd [768 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]
CONSTRUCTION 2-ply
CARE Machine wash gentle in cool water, dry flat
RECOMMENDED GAUGE not specified
www.mrscrosbyplays.com

light weight yarn

light weight yarn 5 & 6

6. MALABRIGO YARN LACE

CONTENT 100% baby merino wool
PUT-UP 470 yd [430 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]
CONSTRUCTION Singles
CARE Handwash in cool water, dry flat
RECOMMENDED GAUGE 32 sts = 4″ (10 cm) on size 2 (2.75 mm) needles
www.malabrigoyarn.com

Our header image depicts the Anacapa Wrap, comprised of five lace segments surrounded by cables with an eye-catching finishing touch: a sideways knitted lace and cable edging. The Fibre Company’s Meadow is another of our favorite lightweight yarns, and was used to execute this shawl. It is a blend of merino, baby llama, silk, and linen.


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