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It’s the first day of spring and I am loving it! Here in Florida, it actually feels like spring today, instead of hot and humid like usual! It’s quite enjoyable! I’ve had my spring crochet patterns planned out for quite a while now, so I’ve been working with lightweight yarns for that long as well! Today, I want to share with you five yarns I am loving for spring! Yarns that work great for the warming weather, and have great color choices for spring! Some of these yarns listed are very specific, others are just a general type of yarn.
Hand- Dyed Yarns
I am currently obsessed with hand-dyed yarns. I am just in awe of how dyers can create these beautiful array of colors in one simple skein of yarn. It just amazes me! Fingering weight or sport weights are great lightweight yarns for spring. And with hand dyed yarn you can pretty much find any colorway, color combo, or fade that you’re looking for! My favorite blend to work with is a Superwash Merino Wool and Nylon blend. I love the softness of merino and the sturdiness of nylon! There are so many indie yarn dyers out there, but a few of my favorites include KT and the Squid and Montana Crochet.
Knit Picks Stroll Tweed
I am currently designing with Knit Picks Stroll Tweed and I am really liking it. It is a fingering weight yarn consisting of 65% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, and 10% Donegal Tweed. It’s soft, and lightweight which is great for the spring garment I am designing. The tweed specks can sometimes be a bit difficult to work with, but that’s something I’m willing to tackle for the awesome look the tweed gives.
Knit Picks Brava Sport
Knit Picks Brava Sport has been a go to lightweight yarn of mine for years. It’s lightweight (duh!), soft, and super affordable! It’s 100% acrylic and has a huge selection of colors. I’ve used it to design so many patterns including all of my Magnolia top patterns, the Aspen Tunic, and the Celtic Weave Tee. I’ve also included it in my Five Budget Friendly Yarns list. It’s a great yarn if you’re on a budget!
Baby Bee Sweet Delight
Baby Bee Sweet Delight is a DK (#3) weight yarn that works really well for spring. It is a 60% acrylic and 40% polyamide blend. This yarn has a very light, flowing feel to it. It comes in a large variety of colors ranging from brights, to neutrals, to pastels. One skein also has 377 yards, which is awesome! I used this yarn for my latest design, the Springtime Sweater, and some older designs like the Katie Cardi and Derby Duster Vest. You can find this yarn at your local Hobby Lobby or online at their website.
Any lightweight cotton blend is great for spring! Some of my favorites are Premier Yarns Cotton Fair, and Lion Brand Yarns Comfy Cotton Blend. They are comfortable to wear in the spring and summer and usually do okay if they get wet. I have used cotton blends for a number of my spring designs including the Sarasota Swimsuit Cover.
Those are the five yarns I am loving for spring this year! I’m so excited to be make lightweight, sleeves, and cool projects for the next few months! What are your favorite yarns for spring?
Here is a the replay of the live show I did on these yarns!
Michelle has been crocheting for over 8 years and has been designing crochet patterns for 6 of those years. She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.