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Published on June 10th, 2015 | by Angie


7 Sweet summer yarns

As we prepare for the heat of summer, many knitters are asking, what is a summer yarn, and how can I get some? We chose 7 sweet summery yarns that are perfect for all of your warm weather projects. 

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1. Bergere de France Soie

This stunning summer pick is spun with 100% silk. It has a fabulous stitch definition and a luxurious, super smooth texture. With a gorgeous shine and a fabulous drape, this yarn is perfect for all of those ambitious lace projects that beg for a special yarn. It’s available in a selection of stunning shades; click on the image below to see them all.

7 sweet summer yarns: Bergere de France Soie; read more on the LoveKnitting blog!


2. Debbie Bliss Delphi

Summer isn’t summer without chunky cotton yarns like this one. With a ribbon-like shape, this yarn is great for chunky knits and for embellishments. Each tonal shade knits up with a subtle and stylish ombre effect which can’t be beat. This yarn is also a fabulous choice for knitting a chunky summer beach bag!

7 sweet summer yarns: Debbie Bliss Delphi; read more on the LoveKnitting blog!


3. Drops Safran

Another 100% cotton yarn, this sport weight fiber is soft enough for baby knits and perfect for all warm weather projects. It’s spun from long-fiber Egyptian cotton for strength and softness, and it’s available in a wide range of shades.

7 sweet summer yarns: Drops Safran, read more on the LoveKnitting blog!


4. King Cole Opium Pallette 

Even if you never knit with this yarn, it can sit in your stash and look beautiful and interesting. Spun of a cotton blend, this variable weight yarn is machine washable and perfect for lacy, openwork projects that can accommodate changes in gauge. These pastel shades are gorgeous, fashion forward, and begging to be knit up!

7 sweet summer yarns: King Cole Opium Pallette, read more on the LoveKnitting blog!


5. Louisa Harding Azalea

This DK weight yarn has a stunning tie-dye, paint splatter effect that’s so fun, you won’t be able to resist knitting with it. Spun with 100% cotton, it has a delicious stitch definition that works well for lace and cables alike. Bonus: it’s machine washable!

7 sweet summer yarns: Louisa Harding Azalea, read more on the LoveKnitting blog!


6. Malabrigo Sock

A delicious 3 ply sock yarn, this 100% merino wool fiber is destined for a beautiful lace shawl. Who says that wool is only for winter? A lace shawl knit with this opulent, tonal yarn is great for bridging the seasons! This yarn is also perfect for beaded lace projects, which of course look glorious in any season.

7 sweet summer yarns: Malabrigo Sock, read more on the LoveKnitting blog!


7. Rico Essentials Cotton DK

Where would we be without this 100% mercerized cotton yarn, in a huge palette of shades? This yarn has a gorgeous stitch definition and an enviable drape – plus it’s machine washable! Make sure you click on the image below to see the eye-popping range of colors.

7 sweet summer yarns: Rico Essentials Cotton DK, read more on the LoveKnitting blog!


How to purchase these yarns: Click on the image of the yarn, which will take you to a product page where you can add the yarn to your basket and go through the purchase process. Happy knitting!

What’s your favorite summer yarn? Tell us in the comments below!



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Last updated: August 11th, 2017.

15 Responses to 7 Sweet summer yarns

  1. Grannie Annie says:

    Hobby Lobby..I love my cotton..

  2. Sharri says:

    Love the cotton and the merino. Wonderful yarns to work with for summer projects!

  3. Regina Ganse says:

    I sent an email to love knitting the day before yesterday concerning love of knitting site not accepting my email as a valid email and I still have not gotten a reply. REGINAGANSE@YAHOO.COM Thank you in advance. Gina Ganse

  4. NeedleQueen says:

    Please stop sourcing these gorgeous yarns! I can’t knit fast enough to use up my ever growing stash and my wish list and basket are heaving with more and more ‘must-have’ yarns… Think I need help with what’s perceived by my family as a ‘habit’! 🙂

    • Victoria says:

      Hi NeedleQueen. Can you give me a bit of advice as you seem to have used most of the yarns and I am new to Love Knitting. My question is, I have ordered the Rico Muskat Cotton but I am now wondering whether I should have brought their Essentials Cotton instead. My daughter and I have a small online store and use only cotton or cotton mixes for our garments. Your advice would be much appreciated 🙂

  5. I am still having trouble finding basket and payment details to finalise my order placed three days ago . Can I pay by phone ? Many thanks Colleen .

  6. barbara gilbert says:

    I have just purchased a shawl pattern abd *lost it * when downloading. I cannot find my account as it will be on that can you add my account to my e.mail

  7. anteateralice says:

    Some lovely yarns. Disappointing display of them however. The ones on the white wood look great, the natural colored wood – not so much. It washes out the colors somehow. Now I will need to go over to Ravelry to see them and of course to see something knitted up since Loveknitting does not do swatches for some odd reason. Discouraging to have to navigate back and forth.

  8. Rhonda says:

    I would like to see pics of swatches also. I’m new to sock knitting & wool buying & so far getting the buying wrong because I’m having to imagine how the colour change wool Knits up. Please & thank you x

  9. Jacquelyn Adams says:

    Years ago, I knitted a lacy patterned sweater out of an aqua linen yarn and made a dress out of matching linen fabric. Is such a thing available now? If not 100% linen, a blend would probably work.

  10. Susie Pinckard says:

    Love the Debbie Bliss chunky you are showing above. Is the an associated pattern for knitting a large tote or knitting bag?

  11. Carolyn says:

    The yarns are probably all great but some eg the Louisa Harding look washed out in the pics. Would love to see some sample knits or even a tension square to get a better idea of how they look knitted up

  12. ellie says:

    Hi I am new to the site and was wondering if you could help firstt..I have a pattern that asks to use Red Heart wool, what could I use instead plus what is a skirn, a pattern asks to buy two????

    • Alexandra says:

      It is probably a “skein”. A skein is a looser quantity of yarn, a loopy way of presenting it for use or sale. Not a ball, but a skein. Most people would take time to work the yarn into a ball from the skein before trying to work with it. A skein also comes in different weights (rather than lengths). You would need to know if the pattern is referencing 25g, 50g, or 100g skeins before you knew how much to buy of another yarn.

      Hope that is helpful.

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