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Luxury Yarns – 9 High End Yarns for Your Next Project

If you are you looking for a special yarn for your next knitting or crochet project keep on reading. Below I have listed the most commonly available luxurious fibers with some yarn recommendations and for what kind of projects they are suitable for.

1. Cashmere

Cashmere wool is a fiber obtained from cashmere goats, pashmina goats, and some other breeds of goat. Compared to sheep wool chasmere is softer, finer, lighter, and stronger that makes it one of the most luxiors natural fibers. It has also an insulating quality like no other, which keeps you perfectly warm or cool, depending on the weather.

Rowan Pure Cashmere

This buttery soft yarn is made up of gently-plied purest cashmere for a strokable feel and excellent definition in lace or cables. Delicate flecks of colour bring subtle depth to each shade, adding an extra dimension to your knitting.

Great for: Accessories, scarfs, garments. The manufacturer has created a beautiful collection of patterns to go with this yarn.

  • Care: Hand wash
  • Weight: DK
  • Fiber Content: 100% Cashmere
© Rowan

Jade Sapphire Mini Ombre Collection 

This cashmere fade set includes 6 mini-skeins of 6-ply Mongolian cashmere in a palette of gorgeous harmonious shades.

Great for: Accessory projects such as cowls, wrist-warmers and scarves. Here’s a free cowl pattern designed for this yarn.

  • Care: Hand wash
  • Weight: DK
  • Fiber Content: 100% Cashmere
© LoveCrafts

Lang Yarns Cashmere Premium

Only the finest cashmere is used to make this yarn. Extensive selection of different colors.

Great for: Accessories, scarfs, garments.

  • Care: Hand wash
  • Weight: DK
  • Fiber Content: 100% Cashmere
© LoveCrafts

2. Silk

Silk fibres are produced by silkworms when they spin themselves into a cocoon on their journey to becoming a silkmoth. Silk is well known for its soft and smooth feel, and its shiny appearance. It’s also very durable and not prone to pilling.

Pure silk yarns are suitable for shawls for instance. For garments it works best when it’s blended with other fibers such as merino wool.

KnitPicks Luminance Hand Painted

This yarn has an amazing depth of color, superior sheen, and excellent drape. The skeins are hand-painted.

  • Great for: luxury shawls and flowing scarves
  • Care: Hand wash
  • Weight: Lace
  • Fiber Content: 100% Mulberry Silk
© KnitPicks

Malabrigo Mora

This yarn has wonderful color variations. The pure silk takes dye with an unparalleled richness, for colors that will blow your socks off! 

  • Great for: luxury shawls and flowing scarves
  • Care: Hand wash
  • Weight: Fingering
  • Fiber Content: 100% Mulberry Silk
© LoveCrafts

Hand Maiden Sea Silk

This yarn is made of seacell and silk (a fibre made from seaweed). The hand-dyed colorways are absolutely beautiful.

  • Great for: luxury shawls
  • Care: Hand wash
  • Weight: Fingering
  • Fiber Content: 70% Silk 30% Seacell
© LoveCrafts

3. Merino & Silk blend yarns

Mixing and blending fibres can help to remove some of the disadvantages that sticking to a single type of fiber can cause.

When you combine merino and silk you get the best of both fibers: a luxurious blend of soft, cushiony merino with the sheen and velvety texture of silk. These yarns are a great choice for so many garments – shawls, sweaters and cardigans, soft accessories, and even socks.

KnitPicks Gloss

Light plays brilliantly off the silk, making this yarn perfect for textured stitches ranging from lace to cables.

On the manufacturers site you find a plenty off patterns to go with these yarns.

  • Weigth: Lace, Fingering and DK
  • Fiber Content: 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk
© KnitPicks

Malabrigo Silky Merino

The yarn is soft, smooth, and itch-free even on the most sensitive skin- absolutely fantastic for garments, scarves, and other next-to-your-skin items.

Hand-dyed unique skeins.

You can find plenty of suitable patterns for this yarn on Lovecrafts.

  • Great for: Accessories, shawls, garments, cables, colorwork, textured stitches, lace.
  • Weight: DK
  • Fiber Content: 50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk
© LoveCrafts

Cascade Heritage Silk

Super-soft yet durable yarn that is machine washable and dryable because of its blend of superwash merino wool and silk. Heritage Silk has a lovely drape and subtle sheen.

You can find plenty of suitable patterns for this yarn on Lovecrafts.

  • Great for: It’s perfect for lace shawls, colorwork or a one skein project such as socks, mitts and other fun accessories.
  • Weight: Fingering
  • Fiber Content: 85% Merino Wool, 15% Silk
Cascade Heritage Silk
© Cascade Yarns

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