There are few things I love more than a sale, especially when it comes to yarn! If you’re a yarn
hoarder collector like me, you can’t miss the Knit Picks Summer Yarn Sale. Over 1200 different yarns are up to 50% off. A few beauties might have made it into my cart this morning. Don’t tell my husband, OK?
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I’m technically supposed to be on a yarn freeze since I went a little crazy during my recent birthday, but I couldn’t resist adding a *few* things to my online shopping cart when I heard about the Knit Picks summer sale. For the next 3 weeks, over 1200 of their KP exclusive yarns are on sale. There are yarns of every color, fiber, and weight, even bare yarns for dyers. Here are some I resisted, along with some that are headed to my front door right now!
Mohair is slowly finding a place in my heart and I don’t mind one bit. Aloft from Knit Picks is a great way to try the fuzzy fiber without breaking the bank. There are several pretty colors starting at only $4.89 per ball currently on sale. Hold this yarn double with another fiber or more mohair for greater integrity.
Yarn Specs: Lace weight mohair/silk blend. 260 yards/ 25g ball. Add it to your cart.
2. Luminance Hand PaintedYou can’t get any more indulgent than 100% silk. Luminance hand painted combines the decadence of 100% silk with the art of hand painting yarn. Aside from that, the yarns are named after strong personal traits like Charm, Justice, and Courage. I imagine piles and piles of Hope, a collection of stormy gray shades, worked into a treasured shawl or stole.
Yarn specs: Lace weight 100% silk. 436 yards/ 50g hank. Add it to your cart.
3. Hawthorne Multi YarnAs a crocheter, I always felt like fingering weight yarns were not for me. After trying a few of my favorite designers’ patterns and ultimately designing the Flatiron Shawl, I got so excited about seeing more fine yarns in crochet patterns. The Knit Picks Hawthorne collection offers fingering weight yarns dyed many different ways. I like the tonal options of the Multi series, especially the pretty pinks in Parkrose.
Yarn Specs: Fingering weight, 80% superwash wool and 20% Nylon. 357 yards/ 100g hank. Add it to your cart.
4. ChromaChroma is one of those yarns that you can’t help being drawn to. The color combinations of just one ball remind me of classic art and modern fashion. You better believe a few balls of Red Velvet made it into my cart. I couldn’t resist the subtle ombre transitions from red-orange to pink and purple. If you’re not adventurous with color, Chroma’s superwash blend comes in a few solid neutrals as well.
Yarn specs: Fingering weight, 70% superwash wool and 30% Nylon. 396 yards/ 100g ball. Add it to your cart.
5. CapraCombine the sturdiness of wool and the softness of cashmere to get Capra. All 17 bold colors are on sale starting at $4.79. I grabbed 5 different colors for a motif baby blanket I’ve had on my mind for ages. The touch of cashmere makes this the perfect yarn for those special gift projects.
Yarn specs: DK weight, 85% Merino wool and 15%. 123 yards/ 50g ball. Add it to your cart.
6. ParagonI’m always up for trying a new yarn base, and Paragon is on my to-do list. This lovely Sport weight yarn is a combination of Merino wool, baby alpaca and Mulberry silk. The result is decadent, with a soft sheen and smooth feel. My first instinct is to combine the Tumeric and Ash for a sophisticated version of the Sophia Cardi.
Yarn specs: Sport weight, 50% Fine Merino with 25% baby alpaca and 25% Mulberry silk. 123 yards/ 50g ball. Add it to your cart.
It’s easy to see why Gloss has a nearly perfect 5 star rating on Knit Picks. Merino wool is kissed with silk for a strong yarn with deep saturation that feels amazing on the skin. 5 balls would make a lovely soft Adore Shawl in no time. If Gloss is on your list, you better hurry – it’s on sale and several of the classic colors are being discontinued.
Yarn Specs: DK weight, 70% Merino wool and 30% silk. 123 yards/ 50g ball. Add it to your cart.
Everything about Colormist immediately puts me in a good mood. The entire palette is neutrals and pastels lightly dusted over a cream base. The cotton/acrylic blend makes it perfect for all sorts of projects like summer tops and home decor. A few skeins of the Vermilion colorway made it into my basket for a future Summertime Tee. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Yarn specs: Worsted weight, 75% pima cotton and 25% acrylic. 219 yards per 100g hank. Add it to your cart.
If I had to pick a go-to yarn from Knit Picks, it would be Swish Worsted without question. It’s 100% superwash wool, meaning it is a premium fiber that can still be machine washed. Each vibrant shade is colorfast (will not bleed) and comes in every option from brights to neons, neutrals and pastels. With so many options, a Sweet Gingham Baby Blanket would be an ideal project for this yarn.
Yarn Specs: Worsted weight, 100% superwash Merino wool. 110 yards/ 50g ball. Add it to your cart.
As the name implies, Wonderfluff is some kind of fiber anomaly. I had the chance to try it out and made the Final Flurries Beanie & Scarf set. Friends, I am not exaggerating when I say this stuff is heavenly. I imagine it’s what crocheting with a cloud would feel like. The finished product has a fuzzy halo, soft feel, and is incredibly warm.
Yarn specs: Bulky weight, 70% baby alpaca with 7% Merino wool and 23% nylon. Add it to your cart.
11. Simply Wool
Makers with an eye on the environment will love Simply Wool. This eco-friendly yarn is the closest you’ll get to shearing sheep yourself. Each of the 8 earthy shades is dye-free and results in gorgeous stitch definition. I’m saving this purchase for the fall/winter, but I think a Veronica Cardi will be on my hooks soon.
Yarn specs: Bulky weight, 100% Eco Wool. 193 yards/ 100g hank. Add it to your cart.
12. The Big Cozy
This is another yarn that doesn’t need much introduction. The Big Cozy is a single ply, extra-bulky masterpiece for last-minute makers. Beautiful projects will fly effortlessly off your hooks and needles. All 10 neutral colors are on sale starting at $6.49. I can only imagine snuggling under a blanket made from The Big Cozy in the dead of winter.
Yarn specs: Super bulky, 55% superfine alpaca and 45% Peruvian Highland wool. 44 yards/ 100g ball. Add it to your cart.
Don’t wait! Sale ends 7/23/2018. Shop the Knit Picks Summer Yarn Sale now!
Have you tried any of the yarns on this list, or anything else from Knit Picks? Tell me about your projects below in the comments!