My Favourite Recent Yarn Finds

My Favourite Recent Yarn Finds

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Is there such a thing as too much yarn? My vote would be nope. 

There is so much gorgeous yarn in the world, it's impossible to keep up with it all.

The photo above is most of my yarn stash, as of March 2024. I like seeing what yarn I have available when I am designing, and if nothing matches the vision I have in my head it's always a good excuse to head to my local yarn store. I'm lucky enough to be there every Friday for Knit and Natter, so it makes my knit and crochet life so much simpler, although my bank balance might not always agree, lol. 

I used to knit and crochet with only acrylic yarn, as it is reasonably priced for the most part and extremely easy to find. The past few years, however my eyes have been opened to the wonder and pure majesty of non-acrylic. The more I work with it the more I realise that the difference between acrylic and non acrylic is like night and day. 

I have been indulging in experimenting with different yarns the past year or two, and there are many that I keep going back to. I love the feel of non-acrylic yarn when I am knitting or crocheting with it, and I love the finished look of the project I created.

Here are some of my recent finds and favourites, in no particular order:

West Yorkshire Spinners Elements:-

I discovered this beautiful yarn while attending my Knit and Natter group, which thankfully takes place in a local yarn store. I had an idea for a tank top design that I wanted to create and was looking for some cute dk yarn. There was so many options to chose from, but this one almost jumped into my hands. 

This stunning yarn is is dk (Light Worsted #3) weight and is 60% lyocell and 40% Falkland Islands Wool. It is lovely to work with, whether it be knitting or crochet, and doesn't split while creating with it. 

It comes in a variety of colours, but I chose Watermelon for my tank top which is a gorgeous pink-orange shade. The yarn looks as though it has a sheen to it, and as it is lightweight it's a perfect yarn for spring and summer projects. Each ball of yarn is 50g so you may need a few balls depending on the size of the knit or crochet project you're working on. 

The yellow is Summer Haze, and is another fantastic example of a gorgeous spring and summer shade. 


Drops Air:-

Drops Air is a beautiful Aran/Medium #4 yarn that I got for a new beanie hat design I was working on. It is 65% Alpaca, 28% Polyamide and 7% wool which creates an extremely soft ball of yarn. It has a fluffy look to it, and so is perfect for fluffy scarves, sweaters, hats, etc. I got shade 21 and Shade 10.

It's lovely to work with, and I have had a lot of fun using it to knit a couple of hats. 

Each ball is 50g, and so squishy soft I can't stop feeling it. If you are on the lookout for a gorgeous Aran weight yarn I can't recommend this one enough. Be prepared to fall in love. 

Drops Baby Merino:-

I was designing a new tank top pattern (working title is the Stripes and Buttons Tank Top - Pattern Coming Soon) and needed some lightweight yarn for this Spring and Summer top, but I also wanted some beautiful colours as I knew I was going to incorporate some stripes on the tank. 

Looking around my local yarn store this gorgeous yarn called to me. I got shades 10, shade 33 and shade 24.

This yarn comes in such a beautiful range of colours it was tough deciding which combinations I wanted. 

It is very lightweight yarn - sport/baby #2, so it takes a while to work up larger projects, such as my tank top, but it's so lovely to work with I didn't mind. Although I don't think I would make a sweater or cardigan with it. A tank top took a while to knit, but it was worth the time spent. 

It doesn't split, and is so lovely to knit with I highly recommend this yarn for smaller projects. 

Lion Brand Feels Like Butta:

Full Disclosure: I haven't knit or crocheted with this yarn yet, I'm basing this solely on the look and feel of the yarn. That being said, I have a feeling I have a new favourite in the making with this recent purchase. I have wanted to try Lion Brands Feels Like Butta range for a long while, and finally got myself one ball recently. I haven't crocheted or knit anything with it just yet, but I think I'm going to love it. I have used Lion Brand yarn a few times before and I have always liked it, so I can't see any reason why this would be any different. 

For those who, like me, are late to this party, Feels Like Butta is a Aran/Medium #4 yarn that is 100% polyester. It's so soft and squishy I can't put it down. Each ball is 100g, so more yarn for your money, which is always good, especially when you're creating bigger projects, like a sweater or cardigan. 

I just got one ball of yarn to try it our - a light shade of blue that is so pretty. The shade is called Dusty Blue. I am going to do some brainstorming and come up with a lovely design to create with it. Since I only have one ball it's going to be something small. Stay tuned to my Instagram for photos/videos of what I come up with. 

Have you tried any of these yarns? What do you think of them? Anything you would like me to make with the Feels Like Butta yarn?

If you are in Belfast, Northern Ireland, or are planning to visit, check out my favourite local store: Folklore Yarns.

Until next time.....


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