Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new yarns and colors in your knitting projects. Hand-dyed yarns are a great option for adding some unique and vibrant hues to your summer projects. In this post, we'll share five hand-dyed yarns that are perfect for the summer season and what to make with them.
Yarn: New Beginnings is a lightweight wool and nylon blend fingering weight yarn that works up light and airy.
Pattern: Camisole No. 5 by My Favorite Things Camisole No. 5 is a classic singlet top worked in rib.
Increases strategically placed for decoration gives the top a unique look and great fit.
The top is worked from the top down, which means that you can adjust the length to suit you and your body.
Yarn: April Showers is a lightweight fingering blend of wool and nylon featuring pastel colors perfect for spring and summer.
Pattern: Local Yarn Shawl The Local Yarn Shawl is a boomerang shaped shawl, consisting of simple lace, textured, eyelet and mesh stitches. The pattern is written for two sizes: Small and Large. The small shawl only consists of one color but in a gradient if desired (560 yards); while the large shawl uses two contrasting or “blendy” colors (350 yards each.) This makes this pattern perfect for those special hanks of hand-dyed.
Yarn: Beachside is a fingering weight yarn that features beautiful beachy colors perfect for summer time knits.
Pattern: Take Me to the Beach is knit top-down, back and forth to the underarm, then is joined in the round. Knit it full length as shown for a swimsuit cover-up, or knit it half-length for a fun, drapey tee to wear over a swimsuit or tank top.
Hand-dyed yarns are a great way to add some unique and vibrant colors to your summer knitting projects. Whether you prefer bright and bold or soft and subtle hues, there are plenty of hand-dyed yarns to choose from that are perfect for the season. So why not experiment with some new yarns this summer and see what colorful creations you can come up with?
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