Friday, May 4, 2012

Spring Favorites

 Here are a few staff picks for warmer weather, Mother's Day gifts and your stash of course!

We are excited to introduce Bamboo Soft from Lotus Yarns.  A sport weight 100% bamboo with 109 yards/ 50 gram skein.  It has a wonderful drape, perfect for a summer scarf.  

 The most delicious cappuccino color.

I'm partial to any gray yarn after growing up in rainy Seattle and this color is gorgeous.  The bamboo really makes the silvers shine.
 A cheerful sorbet mix of orange and coral.
 Berries and pink lemonade.
 Icy blue, periwinkle and lavender.  Pretty!

 We also introduced a couple Anzula yarns this season out of Fresno, California.  Breeze, a lace weight blend of 65% silk/ 35% linen with 755 yards per skein has been very popular.  It's soft, airy with the right amount of drape and the hand dyed colors show off a simple lace project so well.  We also love how each one is wound into little yarn cake.

 Prince and Raspberry.

 Arizona and Emerald.
 Au Natural and Clay

 Also from Anzula is Wash My Lace.  100% Merino machine washable lace.  Yes, please!  
Each one is hand dyed creating a tonal effect and has 980 yards per 115 gram skein.  Summer shawl time!
 One Red Shoe

 Another favorite is Reflections.  100% alpaca lace hand dyed specially for Yarn Garden in colors inspired by the reflections off of some of our favorite Portland bridges.
There are 437 yards/ 50 gram skein, plenty to make a lacy shawl or scarf. 
Colors pictured above: Broadway, Burnside and Hawthorne.

Morrison, Hawthorne and Steel.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

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