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Published on March 8th, 2016 | by Angie

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Cotton yarns for spring

As the daffodils and tulips poke through the thawed ground, we are celebrating the beauty of cotton yarns. 

Cotton yarns at LoveKnitting - read moreClick this image to view all cotton yarns on sale until Sunday, March 13th

Even though we’ve had a cold snap where I live, I’m still overjoyed to see daffodils, tulips, and lilies poke their way out of a barely thawed ground. It’s a promise of warmer weather and sunnier skies, and I for one can’t wait for the fields to be a bit drier and less like a marsh.

In celebration of spring, I played with these cotton yarns to inspire fellow knitters and get ideas for warm-weather knits.

Rico Creative Cotton Aran

Cotton yarns: Rico Creative Cotton Aran: read more on LoveKnittingClick this image to view all available shades of Rico Creative Cotton Aran

This 100% cotton yarn is a go-to for cotton knits. With a wide range of bright, springy shades, it’s a great choice for dishcloths, coasters, and tableware. It can be machine washed and tumble dried – and it’s 15% off until Sunday, March 13th.

Cotton yarns: Rico Creative Cotton Aran at LoveKnitting

Did I mention that it’s soft and hypoallergenic? This worsted weight yarn knits up on 4 – 5 mm (US 6 – 8) needles. My swatch is 10 stitches x 10 rows, knitted up on 5 mm needles. You can see how this versatile yarn could be used for almost any project, but is particularly suited to standing up to wear and tear.

Cotton yarns: Rico Creative Cotton Aran on LoveKnittingClick this image to view all available shades

Louisa Harding Azalea

Cotton yarns: Louisa Harding Azalea at LoveKnittingClick this image to view all available shades of Louisa Harding Azalea

You wouldn’t believe this unique splatter effect yarn is 100% cotton – photographed here in the shade Blossom (204), I love the idea of using it for a spring shawl or an Easter cardigan. With a range of gorgeously dyed shades, this DK weight yarn is hard to beat when you’re looking for a fun warm weather yarn.

Cotton yarns: Louisa Harding Azalea on LoveKnitting

100 grams (3.5 ounces) has a generous 240 meters (262 yards) per ball, which means you need less to knit more. The pastel and springy shades are sure to win you over – they knit up soft and smooth. This yarn is 20% off, only until Sunday, March 13th: get it before someone else does!

Cotton yarns: Louisa Harding Azalea on LoveKnittingClick this image to view all available shades

Plymouth Yarn Fantasy Naturale

Cotton yarns: Plymouth Yarn Fantasy Naturale at LoveKnittingClick this image to view all shades of Plymouth Yarn Fantasy Naturale

For knitters who love fun, it doesn’t get any better than this 100% cotton, aran weight yarn. With quick color repeats and a chainette-like twist, this yarn is begging to be made into a basket, a bag, or a stuffed animal. It can be machine washed and tumble dried, and is strong enough to withstand plenty of rough-and-tumble wear and tear.

Cotton yarns: Plymouth ayrn Fantasy Naturale at LoveKnitting

I can’t wait to plan a project with this yarn! I used Shade 9951, a bright rainbow of colors, though there are also solid shades and shades with more muted colorways. I  plan to get my hands on a few skeins of shade 8019, a vibrant leafy green. I knitted my swatch with 5 mm needles, 10 stitches by 10 rows. Want to pick up some of this fun and funky yarn? It’s 20% off until Sunday, March 13th.

Cotton yarns: Plymouth yarn Fantasy Naturale at LoveKnittingClick this image to view all available shades

I just love bright cotton yarns, don’t you?

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Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet, design fun patterns, and blog at GamerCrafting!


Last updated: March 8th, 2016.

One Response to Cotton yarns for spring

  1. www.bluemoonfabricarts.com says:

    Yay love the palette – perfect for spring!

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