There are some new yarns that have arrived at local and online craft stores over the last few weeks. The new yarn selection has something for everyone from acrylic, cotton, or wool. You may want to select a yarn for a light weight pattern or for a textured garment. Some are used for knitting scarves while others are for knitting blankets, sweaters, accessories, or baby wear. I have provided a list of some yarn that your might want to check out for future knitting projects along with some website for free patterns.
PLYMOUTH YARN Coffee Beenz–a super soft yarn made of acrylic and wool blends suited for sweaters, blankets and hats. Plymouthyarn.com provides a free pattern of a throw blanket knitted with Coffee Beenz multi-color yarn.
TAHKI YARN called Donegal Tweed—This is Irish spun tweed made of 100 percent wool. Use Donegal Tweed yarn to knit item such as capelets, pullovers, jackets, wraps, and vests. Donegal Tweed has a large variety of colors. Larger knitting needles (size 8 or larger) are recommended to for this type of yarn.
CASCADE YARN 220—made of 100 percent Peruvian Highland wool is perfect for knitted sweaters, gloves, hats, scarves, socks and blankets. For those of you who want to knit a pattern from Cascade yarn go to their website Cascadyarn for a free pattern.
UNIVERSAL YARN Spicy Berry— acrylic and mohair twisted with bubble shaped pom poms that give the yarn a tweed look. Good for knitting cold weather garment like vests and coats.
BERNAT Baby Pompom—yarn that comes in multiple prints with colors of white, pink/peach, green, cream, candy pink and made of 100 percent polyester. Blankets, sweater sets http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=babypompom
BERNAT COLORAMA —- a super bulky yarn with coordinated colors made of 100 % acrylic. This yarn is great for knitting that designer scarf, cowl or even hat.
BERROCO SOUFFLE—yarn good for knitting cowls, sweaters and accessories make with 49% acrylic, 34% wool and 17% baby alpaca. This yarn knits up with a wavy self-stripping result or effect for any garment.
BERROCO FLICKER— Brerroco Flicker is perfect for knitting for scarves and accessories. This yarn is made with 85% baby alpaca chainette 8% acrylic and 5% mixed fibers. Also there is metallic silver and gold glitter tinsel throughout the yarn that matches each color or shade.