A lace weight yarn worth trying: Meadow

We couldn't wait for the first day of Spring to cast on our lighter weight knitting projects this year.  We started thinking about how to jump start warmer weather knitting back in the cold dark days of January, and now we have a shop full of lovely samples that may inspire you to start thinking about lighter knits.One of the beautiful sweaters we have to share with you is Hannah Fettig’s Featherweight Cardigan that Helen knit up with two skeins of The Fibre Company’s Meadowfeather1This yarn is a slightly heavy lace weight yarn that is created with an unusual blend of wonderful fibers.  It is a 2-ply blend of merino, baby llama, silk + linen. The merino and llama provide softness and bounce, the silk sheen and drape and the linen a crisp hand and lovely stitch definition. Cepa after 01Last season, Bich-thu chose Meadow to make her version of Cepa, a shawl pattern designed by Grace Anna Farrow, and published within the Allium Collection of shawl patterns that all beautifully highlight the soft luster of this yarn.  One of my favorite aspects of this yarn is the heathery soft linen fibers that give the yarn some additional texture.  It makes any pattern a bit more interesting.At 549 yards per 100 gram skein, Meadow is a great choice for light weight summer sweaters.  And the Featherweight Cardigan designed by Hannah Fettig is one of our favorite go-to patterns for a classic cardigan that will perfectly adapt to any occasion. meadowAs you can see, we have a great selection of colors from brights to neutrals, and you may find that one of these skeins is just what you need to start swatching your first summer knit of the season.