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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Which yarn is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!
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Last updated: April 27th, 2015.