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Published on December 28th, 2015 | by Angie


Our favorites from the yarn sale

Christmas is over, and January is here Рthe LoveKnitting annual yarn sale! Here are just a few of our favorites from the yarn sale this year, complete with squish gifs. 

We know that many knitters are settling in for the winter, ready to snuggle up in front of the fireplace with some fuzzy slippers and a current project. To help you on your way, we are hosting the January yarn sale, where you can pick up some seriously amazing deals. Here are some of our picks from this year’s event!

Noro Hanabatake

Yarn sale reviews: Noro Hanabatake at LoveKnitting

This gorgeous colorway is a blend of wool, silk, and mohair that you’ll swoon over. Noro yarns are already a beloved addition to knitters’ stashes, and Hanabatake is no exception. Featuring the same stunning tonal, variegated shades that Noro has come to be known for, this worsted weight yarn is a dream to knit with. The shade pictured is number 13, a gentle blend of blues, greens, and neutral tones.

Noro Hanabatake review: yarn sale inspiration at LoveKnittingClick this image to view all shades of Noro Hanabatake

Rooster Almerino DK

Yarn sale reviews: Rooster Almerino DK at LoveKnitting

The name says it all – this DK weight yarn is a 50/50 blend of merino wool and alpaca fiber. Available in a generous selection of stunning solid shades, this yarn is quickly becoming a favorite of our knitting arsenals. It’s super soft and has a high twist rate for above average stitch definition. Rooster Almerino DK yarn is a perfect go-to yarn for snuggly garments like sweaters and cardigans. This shade is Damson (214).

Rooster Almerino DK in the January yarn sale at LoveKnittingClick this image to view all shades of Rooster Almerino DK

Louisa Harding Esquel

Yarn sale reviews: Louisa Harding Esquel on LoveKnitting

Shown here in Petrol Green (17), this worsted weight yarn has a lovely tweedy texture that makes it a perfect choice for garment knitting. Spun with merino wool, silk, and llama fiber, this yarn is as soft as it is strong. We can’t get enough of the bold and bright shades paired with traditional tweedy neutrals.

Louisa Hardng Esquel yarns for the yarn sale on LoveKnittingClick this image to view all shades of Louisa Harding Esquel

Cascade Casablanca 

Cascade Casablanca review for the yarn sale on LoveKnitting

This worsted weight yarn is a durable blend of wool, mohair, and silk to create stunning tonal variegated shades that you will love knitting with. The tweed texture and self-striping colorways are perfect for a funky jacket or accessory – why not treat yourself to this luxury yarn before it’s all gone?

Yarn sale at LoveKnitting: Cascade Casablanca yarnsClick this image to view all available shades of Cascade Casablanca


These gorgeous yarns are only available while supplies last – get them before they are gone!

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Last updated: December 27th, 2015.

4 Responses to Our favorites from the yarn sale

  1. Jen Hall says:

    Love the squish test but what about ‘tickly’ rating? Wool for Scarves and cowls also needs to be smoooooth and not irritate the face. Any recommendations as I have patterns a plenty waiting?

    • Judie says:

      The tickle/itchy factor should be rated by someone super sensitive – like us!

      Apart from the corners of sock seams, yarn can be irritating in the extreme.

      I feel you pain/frustration

      Judie G.

    • Angie says:

      Hi, Jen!

      As a fellow knitter with (very) sensitive skin, I feel your pain! Personally, I find that using superwash wools like Cascade 220 Superwash is best. The process for making a yarn a superwash involves scraping off those scaly bits of the fiber, so it’s nice and smooth. If you are allergic to wool, try alpaca – it’s super soft and hypoallergenic! Hope that helps, happy knitting!


    Jen and Judie have voiced my thoughts too. Thank you girls! There are so many beautiful yarns
    available and I can’t wear any. The presence of wool, cashmere etc in a yarn is a total no no for me.

    Would the wool companies feel some compassion for super sensitive knitters please. I’ve struggled to buy itchy free yarn for years. I started knitting aged 7 and I’m now 70 and still struggling.

    I also feel your pain and frustration !


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