Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

by Kathryn on April 21, 2011 · 9 comments

in Crochet Inspiration, Yarn

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I recently put together a list of 25 lists to inspire crocheters. Now I’m working on expanding upon those lists by actually filling them out. For example last week I compiled a list of 25 books for crocheters. This week’s task is to put together a list of 25 different yarns to buy and try as a crocheter. Be warned: this post shouldn’t be read by anyone on a yarn diet!

sock yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Malabrigo Sock Yarn. Many people mentioned this during Knit and Crochet Blog Week  so I decided to get myself some for my birthday. Update: Here’s my 10 word review of Malabrigo Sock Yarn

lornas laces yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport Yarn. I also got this 100% superwash merino wool for myself for my birthday. Amazing colors, super soft and machine washable. Lovely!

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Alafoss Lopi. This is an Icelandic Wool that was given to me recently by a friend. It’s a terrific choice for a bulky weight yarn.

debbie bliss cashmerino yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. This is one of my favorite yarns although I haven’t picked it up in awhile. I definitely recommend trying it if you haven’t!

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Debbie Bliss Andes. I haven’t tried this one yet but I it’s on my list for sure. It’s 65% Baby Alpaca, 35% Mulberry Silk.

trendsetter merino yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Trendsetter Yarns Merino 6. Karen Whooley recommends this and it makes me want to try it!

lion brand cotton ease Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Lion Brand Cotton Ease. Ambassador Crochet says “Cotton-Ease has the durability of cotton, but is soft, and easy to use because of the acrylic blend.”

kidsilk haze yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Kidsilk Haze by Rowan. Knitter Fresh Purls recommends this yarn that’s a blend of mohair and silk. Sounds a little lovely!

soft yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

RYC Cashsoft Baby DK by Rowan. This is a Rowan yarn I’ve been eyeing on Ravelry. It’s 57% merino wool, 33% microfiber and 10% cashmere. Yummy!

noro yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Kogarashi by Noro. People have recommended Noro but I haven’t tried it yet. This bulky wool / silk blend looks tempting.

cashmerino yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Cashmerino Yarn by Sweet Fiber Yarns. This is another Ravelry find that looks oh-so-luscious!

bijou bliss yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Bijou Bliss by Bijou Basin Ranch. This light sport weight yarn is 50% yak and 50% Cormo wool so it would be great for a warm garment!

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Koigu Painter’s Pallete. I always love a good merino and this is a 100% merino that has beautiful painted colors.

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AVFKW Annapurna Cashmere Yarn. This is a sock yarn “made of superwash merino, cashmere, and nylon, this yarn is so soft and plush.”

dk yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Sirdar Snuggly DK. Knitter Crafty Cripple recommends this to be a great acrylic yarn that’s soft and machine washable.

big smile tahki yarn 400x400 Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Big Smile by Tahki. I admit that I want to get this in part because the name makes me happy. It’s a 75% cashmere, 22% wool, 3% “other” blend.

glow in the dark yarn Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Bernat Glow in the Dark. I just really want to try a glow in the dark yarn and this is one that I know of.

satin sparkle yarn 400x300 Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Bernat Satin Sparkle. I haven’t used many Bernat yarns but am intrigued by this one, which is a medium weight that is  97.5% acrylic and 2.5% metallic wrap.

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Artyarns Cashmere Glitter. A cashmere yarn that has sparkle running through it? Sounds wonderful to me!

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Berroco Ultra Alpaca. This one was recommended by yarn fest as a super soft yarn that has great stitch definition.

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Fiesta Yarns Ballet. I’ve never tried Fiesta Yarns but their website offers many things I’d like to try. The ballet line intrigues me most; it is 50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Tencel.

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Art Crazy Yarn by Lusy on Etsy. I don’t know what I would do with this stuff but it looks so fun!

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Qiviut. This is yarn from a musk ox; the brand pictured is MOCO Yarns.

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Araucania. I don’t have a particular yarn type to offer but just wanted to list the brand because I find all of their unique offerings so inspiring!

conductive thread Inspiration: 25 Different Yarns to Buy and Try

Conductive Thread. I am really intrigued by the futuristic materials available through Inventables and although I don’t crochet with thread much yet I’d be interested in trying my hand at doing so with their conductive thread. Not exactly a “yarn”, I know, but so interesting to think about creating a fiber art piece that conducts electricity!

What is your number one favorite yarn to work with?

 

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