Is there a better name for a sweet cotton yarn than Summer Love? It's a new hand-dye from Yarn Hollow - beautiful colors and a wonderfully bouncy hand.
It's nice and stretchy, so garments knit in it will keep their shape really well - no saggy tops with this fiber! It also means that even though it's a light sport weight yarn, you'll need between a size 6 and a size 8 needle to avoid making too tight a fabric. Lynne swatched it this evening and found that it makes a lovely sweater fabric at 6.5 stitches per inch or 24 stitches over 4 inches.
Which just happens to be the gauge for this really great sweater that we all admired from the Manos Trunk show last month.
What a happy coincidence! See how nicely the Summer shows off the pretty little eyelet stitch pattern on the sleeves. Best news of all? Summer Love comes in big generous hanks that are really reasonably priced - you'll only need three to make this great top. Come choose your favorite color because you need a little Summer Love.
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