Yarn Spotlight: Breeze

 Breeze in Blueberry

Breeze in Blueberry

With the summer months coming up, knit items tend to be already stored away for next winter. Never fear! Our silk/linen blend, Breeze, is just perfect for summer garments. The 35% linen helps keep things airy, while the 65% silk gives it that extra something special.

 Breeze in (from top to bottom) Watermelon, Emerald, Paradise and Opal

Breeze in (from top to bottom) Watermelon, Emerald, Paradise and Opal

 Breeze in (from top to bottom) Rust, Avocado and Chiva

Breeze in (from top to bottom) Rust, Avocado and Chiva

Because of Breeze's fiber content, it takes our dye softer. The muted colorways are perfect for summer! Shown here is Breeze and Squishy (our sport weight MCN), both in Watermelon, so you can see the color variation between these two lines.

 Squishy and Breeze in Watermelon

Squishy and Breeze in Watermelon


Being a lace weight, Breeze tends to be a little more delicate. This makes reskeining a bit more interesting! It takes longer to reskein, but it's totally worth it to us. Plus, you get these cute yarn cakes! Don't you wish you could get one for your birthday?

 This is where the magic happens... one cake at a time!

This is where the magic happens... one cake at a time!

We are lucky to have so many talented designers work on patterns for us. Here are three that we really enjoy:

Principesa Dress by Sarah Wilson
Shown in Peach

 Photo credit: brewerstudios.com

Photo credit: brewerstudios.com

Wow! Isn't it fabulous? The open back, lace neck and fitted bodice are just to die for. And a dress like this, how many skeins of yarn would it normally take? Definitely more than a sweater's quantity. Not with Breeze. Most sizes take 2 skeins, while the two largest sizes take 3. What a deal!

Nesoi Tee by Miriam Felton
Shown in Lenore

 Photo Credit: Miriam Felton, 2014

Photo Credit: Miriam Felton, 2014

Other than being a fantastic model, Miriam Felton is also the designer of this lovely boat neck tee. The Nesoi Tee is knit on the round in mostly stockinette, so it makes for a quick project. Again, 1-2 skeins are all you need to complete this garment in time for the summer heat!

Crucero Shawl by Laura Nelkin
Shown in Aqua

 Photo Credit: Laura Nelkin

Photo Credit: Laura Nelkin

If you haven't ventured into beading with yarn, this is the pattern to try! The Crucero Shawl is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. It starts from the center out, which is pretty mind-blowing, and finishes with a beaded crochet edging. Fan-cy!

Be sure to check out other Breeze patterns on Ravelry and tell us in the comments which one you're dying to try!