Published on April 28th, 2015 | by Angie


Shades we love – pink!

Most of the northern hemisphere is now in full bloom, with flowers sprouting everywhere we turn. To celebrate this new growth and Mother’s Day in North America, we chose a few pink yarns that we can’t get enough of. 

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1. Lamana Cusco – Hellrosa (017)

This 100% alpaca, DK weight yarn is unbelievably soft, created with fiber from baby alpacas from Peru. Alpaca is known for being soft, strong, and more economical than cashmere, but with a rich opulence that can’t be beat. It’s perfect for baby knits or shawls, and this shade reminisces the dahlia flowers that grow in secret gardens across temperate climates. ”Hellrosa” is German for light pink; simple yet appropriate.

Dahlia - Lamana Cusco HellrosaAbove: the San Francisco Dahlia. Image source: Wikimedia commons.

2. West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester Solids Aran- Wild Rose (501)

This worsted weight yarn is spun with 100% British wool, from sheep raised in West Yorkshire. Bluefaced Leicester sheep evolved from an attempt to breed longwool sheep, culminating in this specific breed in the early 20th century. Envied for their long fiber and strong weave, these sheep are heavy hitters in the yarn world. Wild roses grow all over the United Kingdom, and are certainly sprouting in West Yorkshire.

Wild Rose in Yorkshire - West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester Wild RoseAbove: Common UK wild rose. Image source: Wikimedia commons.


3. Cascade 220 Heathers – Peony pink (2449)

Spun of 100% Peruvian wool, this yarn is a powerhouse when it comes to the range of available shades. This delicate pink shade reminds me of a painting of peonies by Anselm Feuerbach, as seen below, and I think that this shade is absolutely perfect for a lacy spring cardigan that won’t wear out or look dated.

Peonies by Anselm Feuerbach - Lamana Cusco HellrosaAbove: ”Peonies” by Anselm Feuerbach (1829 – 1880)

4. Debbie Bliss Paloma – Dusky Rose (019)

A super chunky, super bulky yarn, this blend of baby alpaca and merino wool is to die for. The chain construction of the yarn means that it’s light and airy enough for warm weather knits, and it also has a delicious drape and stretch that’s to die for. Don’t you think that this shade looks like an early morning, late summer rose? I definitely do!

Debbie Bliss Paloma Dusky Rose


Which yarn is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

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Last updated: April 27th, 2015.

3 Responses to Shades we love – pink!

  1. Kirsten says:

    Thanks for the article. I love things like this/colours that are unique within a shade, but look great even using them together. My favorite has to be the Yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners.
    The Bluefaced Leicester Arans Wild Rose is soft and has a comforting quality, all which sum up great qualities that Moms seem to have.
    Thanks again and hope Ya’ll had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  2. Thea Utting says:

    I love these pinks, lovely subtle colours! Not sure if I can ask you this but
    can you recommend any yarn that can be used instead of Debbie Bliss ‘Andes’ please?
    Thank you

  3. Janine says:

    I love the first one, looks so dainty and soft. Reminds me of powder pink in the Drops range. I also think the dahlia is fabulous looking.

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