Yarns for Knitting and Crochet

Some of my favourite yarns:

 

Stylecraft Special Double-knit

This premium acrylic is my go-to yarn for most of my projects these days. I first read about it it on another crochet blog a few year’s ago and decided to try it as I was finding a lot of pure wool to be uncomfortable to work with yet my experiences with acrylic had been dire.  From my very first stitch I was ‘hooked’ and I soon I was thoroughly enjoying making a ripple blanket  (Attic 24 pattern).  Stylecraft Special DK is not squeaky or sticky like acrylics I remembered from 20/30 years ago, it works up beautifully, it’s not splitty or rough textured and it is available in an inspiring array of colours! It’s currently £1.79 for a 100g ball from Wool Warehouse and I recommend it for when you don’t want pure wool, or don’t want to spend too much.

Bag of yarn

the lovely yarn!

Baby blanket multi coloured

Charlotte’s new blanket

Knitcol by Adriafil

Now this is good Wool to crochet with and the end result is satisfying as the variegated pattern looks very pretty  I’ve sold a few beanies in this wool and customers have been delighted with the look and feel of the hat just as I have!

All wool beanie with wavy edge.

All wool beanie with wavy edge.

woolly hat

All wool beanie with wavy edge.

Grundl Flower Yarn

This really pretty yarn works up into an unusual flower effect by crocheting the straight parts and folding the ‘flowers’ behind the hook!  It’s not difficult to get into a rhythm and it is quick to work with once you get going.  I’ve made a couple of headbands/earwarmers with it and a winter hat!

Lilac coloured flower-effect yarn

Earwarmer

 

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