With Autumn around the corner (it already feels like Autumn here in London!), we’re bringing you a little round up of some yarns at a good price point for your new Autumn/Winter sweaters and cardigans.
Buying enough yarn for a garment can often feel pricey, so we’ve put together this list with some great yarns, all natural fibres, that are well priced and loved by us at Loop! We also have plenty of pattern suggestions for fantastic ‘basics’, so keep reading to find out about those!
We have so many wonderful yarns in the shop, it’s hard to pick any at all! But here is our list of our very favourite yarns for sweaters…
CaMaRose Yaku – 100% superwash merino wool, 4ply
CaMaRose Hverdagsuld – 100% organic wool, sport/light DK weight
BC Garn Semilla DK – 100% organic wool, light DK/DK weight
Isager Highland Wool – 100% highland wool, 3/4ply
Isager Silk Mohair – 75 % kid mohair and 25% silk, lace weight
De Rerum Natura Cyrano – 100% French & European Merino wool, heavy worsted weight
BC Garn Semilla Grosso – 100% organic wool, heavy worsted weight
CaMaRose Snefnug – 55% Alpaca, 35% cotton and 10% extra fine merino, worsted/heavy worsted weight
Malabrigo Rios – 100% superwash merino, worsted weight
Rico Soft Merino Aran – 100% superwash wool, worsted weight
Patterns for making your own basics
So, now you’ve found your new favourite yarn for the Autumn, you need to find your new pattern! Here we’ve picked out a few patterns that are perfect for making your own basics – the jumper or cardigan you can wear everywhere and feel at home in.
If you’re not a fan of mohair, have a look at the gauge of the garment and the needles it uses, and maybe you’ll be able to use a thicker yarn to obtain the same gauge!
If you fancy something a little more decorative, we would highly recommend the patterns of Rievive – a super talented designer from Japan! These are perfect garments for wearing with jeans, but they are detailed beautifully and could be dressed up easily.
As Londoners, we at Loop know the cost of living can be expensive, and buying a sweater quantity of yarn can sometimes seem overwhelming. However, we hope this list of budget friendly yarns will help you out when selecting your Autumn projects.
If you’re interested in reading more about knitting on a budget, Olive Knits has a really great post about it.