Cascade Luminosa — the name says it all! Luminous colours and a beautiful blend of fibres resulting in a luxurious, shimmery ball of goodness that you won’t want to put down. A blend of 52% viscose, 44% baby alpaca, and 4% wool, Luminosa is sumptuously warm and impeccably soft. A worsted weight yarn, Luminosa packs 220 meters in a 100 gram ball, making it a perfect choice for one ball wonders.

Luminosa is a jewel toned, chainette tube filled with black alpaca fibres which bloom gloriously and create an ethereal halo making this the perfect yarn for shawls, cowls and hats. As always with Cascade, free patterns are available on their website for your selection.

If you haven’t had a look and a feel of Luminosa yet, be sure to pop in to your LYS and ask about it and any other fine yarns from Cascade.

New Yarns for Spring!

Finesse

New from King Cole for warm weather knits. A DK weight available in 10 contemporary colours – perfect for spring and summer wearables and accessories. An exquisitely soft blend of 78% cotton and 22% silk, Finesse offers great breathability and gorgeous drape.
This palette of muted pastels and warm neutrals  is sure to tempt knitters and crocheters alike. Equally tempting are the three on trend crochet patterns available for Finesse, like this classic Jackie O inspired cardigan, bell sleeved sweater, and retro shawl. Timeless!

Finesse is destined for fame this Spring so watch for it in fine yarn shops across the country, and be sure to let us know what you make with it. We love to see your finished projects!!

 

Ayumi

New from Lang YarnsLang is synonymous with quality yarns with a European flair reminiscent of catwalks and haute couture. Ayumi is a light chainette yarn made from high quality Mako cotton. The yarn is then dyed with a degrade gradient effect, resulting in attractive colour repeats when knitted up.

Mako cotton is an Egyptian cotton spun from a long staple fibre to develop a very fine, durable, premium quality cotton. Ayumi is then blended with 23% nylon which adds to the durability of the cotton and thus provides options for sock knitters who don’t want to use wool. Ayumi is a fingering weight making it absolutely ideal for socks, baby sweaters and blankets, summer tops and accessories. With 700 meters per ball, one ball goes a long way!

Also new this Spring from Lang are two new Fashion Magazines with runway inspired tunics, shawls and scarves to knit with just one and two balls of Ayumi.
Lang 251 Collection is a pattern book with timeless designs to gracefully get you through spring seasons for years to come.
Lang 252 Casual features relaxed and cozy knits featuring yarns with beautiful colour saturation for the spring season.
If you’re looking for fashion forward yarns and patterns, Lang Yarns are for you. Available in fine yarn shops across Canada.
We’d like to take a moment to thank you for your readership throughout the year, and to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!
From all of us at Estelle, Happy Holidays! And as always, happy knitting and crocheting everyone!!