With Spring taking an unusually long time to happen in this part of the country, we don’t feel as though it is out of line to get excited about some of the new Fall yarns. It’s chilly outside! And a cozy wool sweater or blanket doesn’t sound half bad these days! And while none of the yarns that we are about to tell you about are actually available as of yet, we can still (easily) find ourselves feeling enthusiasm toward them.
First up, we have Borgo’s Puno. This aran weight yarn is available in a truly gorgeous range of twenty tweed shades, perfect for some classic colourwork, or rich cables. For those that love the traditional, this yarn is most definitely for you! But for those of you that love to mix the traditional with modern, the colour palette of this yarn certainly allows you to do that beautifully. Composed of 50% wool, 30% Polyamide and 20% Alpaca, Puno is durable and warm, with a gorgeous halo that will soften the look (and feel!) of this yarn, but won’t interfere with any stitch patterns.
Ginevra is a bulky, chainette yarn that is available in seven earthy, tonal shades. With 60% acrylic and 40% Wool, this yarn is soft, lofty and warm, making it a great yarn for gift knitting.
Perfectly chunky, knitting at a gauge of 8 stitches over 4″ on an 8-9 mm needle, this yarn is wonderful for those of us who may be craving an (almost) instant gratification project.
Pair a skein of this yarn with some needles, and the promise of a little one-on-one time, and you have the ideal gift for someone wanting to learn how to knit. A simple cowl made using a skein of Ginevra would be the perfect beginner project!
Angora is a heavenly soft fingering weight yarn, available in seven, bright, variegated shades. With this kind of halo, and these sort of gorgeous colours, there is no need to get complicated with your stitch work- let the yarn do all the talking! Perfect for lightweight (but warm!) sweaters, sophisticated accessories and delicate detailing.
Borgo’s Angora has a whopping 250 metres per ball, with 40% Angora, 40% Polyamide and 20% Wool. This yarn is warm, durable, and beyond soft. And for those who have heard stories regarding the unethical nature of angora harvesting, we assure you that the Borgo de Pazzi Angora is cruelty free.
So really- what’s not to love?
Patterns for each of these yarns will be released as the Fall knitting/crocheting season draws nearer, and these yarns will be available in your local Canadian yarn shop as of August, 2017.
In the meantime, happy planning! We look forward to hearing what you hope to do with each of these gorgeous yarns!
Stay warm everyone!