You’ve probably noticed that there is a lot of buzz around all the fluffy or fuzzy yarns. Looking at you, Mohair and Suri Lace! They can be great for adding extra warmth without adding bulk and weight to your knits. They are also amazing for adding texture and whimsy to the simple stockinette stitch.
If you’ve been acquainted with Plucky yarns for a time, you know we can’t get enough of the fluff! So, we thought you might enjoy a deeper look at what fiber blends each of our fluffy bases contain, how they are different, and why we love each and every one of them dearly. 😍
Let’s Dig Deeper…
Aura Lace and Sophisticate
Who doesn’t love a Mohair/Silk blend? The Mohair in our Aura blend is super-fine and of the softest variety. This fluffy yarn produces a beautiful halo and being blended with silk, you get a stunning sheen and a touch of extra strength. One of the benefits to this blend is the durability that both the Mohair and the silk provide! Making it a great match for garments, accessories and even socks! (Although, be careful with socks, they can be very slippery with this type of yarn.)
Then there is our custom Sophisticate blend, which is a little bit heavier, more of a light fingering weight, but can get away with being lace weight at times. That extra heft equals extra great though! Sophie, as we affectionately call it, contains 50% Merino wool with the addition of Mohair and Silk, so this base has added bounce from the memory that wool is known to produce. That extra elasticity from the wool content makes it easier to work with, while still giving you all the added fluff and shine that you expect from a Mohair base.
Instant Crush by Joji Locatelli
Instant Crush is a seamless, top-down, colorwork pullover worked using only 2 strands of silk/mohair yarn throughout the entire project. Even though this is a colorwork project, so the fabric is warm and thick, this sweater is light as air due to the fibers used in the design.
Wayworn Shawl by Melanie Berg
Luxurious and luminous, Wayworn adds that perfect touch of elegance to accompany you on all life’s journeys.
The construction creates a lovely combination of color and texture stripes, the generous size offers millions of styling options, and the silk-mohair yarn blend keeps the fabric airy yet warm.
But, maybe you’re allergic to Mohair, as we know many folks are. Our Plume Lace base is a great alternative to a Mohair blend! Plume Lace is a delicate blend of Baby Suri Alpaca and Silk. The scrumptious, delicate fiber of the Suri Alpaca is so buttery-soft and light as a feather!! Although Alpaca fiber is not strong all by itself, the silk added in gives this base strength and a touch more durability.
Sunday Crew by Kate Oates
It’s so comfy you’ll want to wear it with your pajama pants and lounge around all weekend but so cute you’ll need to find somewhere to go to show it off.
Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry
Starting at a single point and growing and shifting from ethereal mohair or alpaca to silky smooth 4 ply into a piece that begs to be wrapped up in.
Now for our favorite of all the fluffy yarns… Spiffy Lace! This delicate blend of Cashmere and Silk is what knitting dreams are made of! 😍 Its soft, lightweight nature gives your garments and shawls an extra touch of luxury that is unmatched. And it gets even better when you pair this blend with our custom-milled Primo Fingering! Oh my… It’s a match made in yarn heaven!! But in all seriousness, this is a stunning yarn to work with and is best matched in garments or shawls because of the more delicate cashmere fiber, however, it does contain a generous amount of silk to give structure to the yarn as you work with it.
Nantucket Sweater by Plucky Knitter
The Nantucket sweater is lighter than a whisper and perfect for those times when you need a feather-light topper.
Lento by Jonna Hietala
Lento is a simple and timeless sweater. It is knitted from the top down in the round with raglan increases.
Ready To Cast On?
We hope we have inspired you to get some fluffy yarn on your needles, if you haven’t already! We know we can’t seem to get enough of them. We actually have a special little treat in store for you in our shop soon, so you can indulge and treat yourself to some of these lovely bases we’ve just talked about.
Don't forget to join our Fall KAL/CAL over in our Ravelry group! Maybe one of these patterns is on your list of makes this year? If so, head to the group and join the fun!
Happy making friends!!
The Plucky Crew
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