Published on March 17th, 2017 | by Angie


Gorgeous greens for St Patrick’s Day

A green yarn review, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! We chose our favorite green yarns in celebration of spring and the Luck o’ the Irish! We can’t get enough of these lush green shades, from emerald, to spruce, to delightful spring greens. These yarns are perfect for St. Patrick’s themed projects or for any of your celebratory spring knits. Why not match the soft green grass, the new leaves, or the fuzzy moss in the woods?


paintbox simply dk

1. Paintbox Simply DK

With eight shades of green, these 100g balls of quality acrylic yarns offer a shade for just about any occasion. Whether you’re knitting a four-leaf clover or a dark green kilt, you’re sure to find the hue you need in this range!


yarn collective pembroke worsted

2. The Yarn Collective Pembroke Worsted in Epidote

Spun from soft merino wool, the dark green Epidote shade has been hand dyed in small batches to achieve the rich, pure tones of gems and minerals. Its versatile worsted weight will create beautiful soft yet durable sweaters and accessories and will knit to any worsted weight pattern. Its wonderfully soft handle makes it a joy to work with and wear.


millamia naturally soft merino yarn

3. MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino in Grass

This Grass green yarn is a beautiful quality pure wool yarn, supported by classically Scandinavian knitting designs, from super-simple to challengingly-crafty. You’ll love the softness of these 50g balls.


cascade eco

4. Cascade Eco+ in Spruce

This massive 250g ball has 437 meters (477 yards) of gorgeous, squashy, aran and worsted weight 100% Peruvian wool. Perfect for felting and sweaters, this shade reminds us of the great pine forests of the Pacific Northwest United States, thick, shady, and topped with late spring snows!


malabrigo rios green

5. Malabrigo Rios in Solis

100% Merino wool in a worsted, aran weight with some of the most beautiful shades you’ve ever seen! This yarn has an enviable stitch definition and drape, perfect for all your knitting and crochet projects. It’s dyed to perfection 10 hanks at a time to bring you gorgeous shades like this one, which was inspired by the crawling ivy plants on old buildings in cities across the world.


6. Jamieson’s Shetland Heather in Leprechaun

How appropriate that our green yarn review has a yarn named Leprechaun! This shade reminds us of the rolling hills near Cork, covered in lush green grass and yellow wildflowers. This 100% Shetland wool, aran and worsted weight yarn is known for having an extraordinary shade depth and a delectable texture.


spud and chloe

7. Spud and Chloe Outer in Hedge

This super chunky, super bulky yarn is spun with a delicious blend of superwash wool and organic cotton to create a fantastic all-seasons yarn. It knits up in a flash, definitely satisfying! This light green is like the hedges and mazes of Pan’s Labyrinth, so enticing and scintillating!


Gorgeous greens for St Patrick's day

If you have any projects knit in a gorgeous green, add them to the Community, or link to them in the comments below!

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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 17th, 2017.

2 Responses to Gorgeous greens for St Patrick’s Day

  1. Myriam says:

    Malabrigo Rios in Ivy is gorgeous. I can see myself making a nice sweater or cardigan with some botanical lace borders, and maybe some shamrock details.
    Happy St-Paddy’s Day!

  2. Kim Barnes says:

    What gorgeous yarns and fab descriptions – green is my favourite colour but strangely not a colour I knit with often! This article has changed that – more to add to my stash!!

    Thank you!

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