If there is anywhere that knows anything about warm Summers and gorgeous yarns, it’s Italy. And as it just so happens, that’s where our friends at Borgo de’ Pazzi reign from! This Spring they are spoiling us with a very large collection of new Spring yarns, and today we would love to introduce you to a few.
Known for their unique textures, creative patterns and gorgeous, earthy shades, Borgo never ceases to impress us with whatever yarn it is that they pull out from up their sleeve.
First up, we have Flambé, and we promise you that this yarn is just as appetizing as it sounds! A 100% cotton yarn that is composed of two strands twisted together irregularly, the finished product drapes beautifully, with a unique, finished texture. Available in 24 rich shades, you can knit a neutral to go with every item in your wardrobe, or make a statement with a bold red or aubergine.
Next up is Fresco. With it’s subtle sheen, and gorgeous colour selection, you will definitely want to check out this yarn the next time that you are able. With 70% Viscose and 30% Linen, this yarn drapes like a dream. Perfect for lightweight cardigans or slinky Summer shawls, this yarn has yardage for days- 450 metres worth, to be precise! Only a couple of balls will make up a rather substantial project. But if knitting at such a fine gauge isn’t your thing, then double it up! While we highly recommend making a swatch (of course…) we suspect that a DK/worsted gauge can be achieved when two strands of Fresco are held together. Available in twenty beautiful, subtly tonal shades, this yarn is definitely worth seeking out the next time you find yourself at your local yarn shop.
And finally , what would a Spring line up of yarns be, without a classic, well made DK weight Egyptian cotton? Available in 24 rich shades and packaged in 50 gram balls, Giza is ideal for Summer striping, kid’s cardigans, baby blankets or oversized cotton pullovers for those cooler Summer evenings. Knit on a 4mm needle, this yarn has a crisp sheen, but is soft to the touch. You will simply love every stitch!
And of course, for those of you who tend to favour the variegated tones, we have good news! Giza is also available in seven multi-coloured shades. Sold in 100 gram balls, Giza Piu’s seven shades are complimentary to the solid range, we suspect it won’t be too difficult for you to allow your creativity to take over! Just think of all gorgeous projects you could make…
To view the entire Borgo de’Pazzi collection, be sure to click here. And to find a local yarn shop near you that stocks these gorgeous yarns, click here!
We look forward to hearing your thoughts on some of the latest Spring yarns, so don’t be shy! We would love to know what YOU love, and what you will be casting on!
Happy knitting and crocheting, one and all!