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New colors in our favorite Katia yarns!

Italian yarn company Katia has long been known for their unique yarns and modern European designs. We’ve recently gotten very excited about two very special yarns from Katia: Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn and Katia Air Lux Yarn. Initially drawn to their intriguing appearance and uncommon chain construction, we quickly realized there’s more to these yarns than just a pretty face. After making a few things (and reading Clara Parkes’ great in-depth “Knitter’s Review” of Katia Cotton-Merino), we can’t get enough – so now we’re bringing you new colors in these yummy yarns…

 

Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn
Katia Air Lux Yarn Katia Air Lux Yarn

Katia Air Lux Yarn has been captivating just about everyone who walks past it in the shop. This elegant looking fingering weight viscose/merino blend knits and weaves up into beautiful, wearable items with just the right amount of sparkle. Fluffy merino wool peeks out from a thin, shiny viscose tube, softening the metallic appearance and adding a pleasant amount of loftiness. A perfect all-season yarn, it’s light and soft enough for summer against bare skin, and will still keep you warm.

 

Katia Air Lux Yarn Katia Air Lux Yarn

Yarn: 70% Viscose, 30% Wool. Hand wash, lay flat to dry. 328 yards / 50 gram ball.

Gauge/Sett: 27 sts to 4″ US 4 – 5 needles. Weaving sett: tabby 10, twill 8.

We used Katia Air Lux Yarn in both a weaving and knitting kit recently – check them out below!

 

Dancing on the Ceiling - Kit (midnight)  Dancing on the Ceiling - Kit (midnight)
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All Through the Night Wrap Kit - Black  All Through the Night Wrap Kit - Black
All Through the Night Wrap Kit - Silver  All Through the Night Wrap Kit - Silver
All Through the Night Wrap Kit - Crimson  All Through the Night Wrap Kit - Crimson

Pattern ideas:  

 

Dancing on the Ceiling Woven Shawl  Dancing on the Ceiling Woven Shawl
Dancing on the Ceiling Woven Shawl - Pattern Download  Dancing on the Ceiling Woven Shawl - Pattern Download
All Through the Night Wrap  All Through the Night Wrap
All Through the Night Wrap - Pattern Download  All Through the Night Wrap - Pattern Download
Pressure Drop Infinity Scarf Pattern  Pressure Drop Infinity Scarf Pattern
Pressure Drop Infinity Scarf Pattern Download  Pressure Drop Infinity Scarf Pattern Download

 

Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn is an Aran weight cotton/merino blend with a unique personality. This yarn also consists of a tiny knitted tube, this one made from cotton and filled with soft, fuzzy merino. Not only does this provide tantalizing texture, but it also makes for comfortable multi-season garments. Cotton Merino is great for knitted or woven projects, from accessories to sweaters. Available in both solid and tonal gradient colors.

 

Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn

Yarn: 70% Cotton, 30% Wool. Hand wash, lay flat to dry. 115 yards / 50 gram ball.

Gauge/Sett: 16 sts to 4″ US 7 – 8 needles. Weaving sett: tabby 4 – 5, twill 5 – 6.

 

Click here to see what famed yarn reviewer Clara Parkes had to say about Cotton-Merino – we are ridiculously proud that she got the yarn from us – thanks, Clara!

Pattern ideas:

 

Eight Days A Week Fingerless Mitts - Pattern Download  Eight Days A Week Fingerless Mitts - Pattern Download
Space Oddity Shawl Pattern  Space Oddity Shawl Pattern
Space Oddity Shawl - Download  Space Oddity Shawl - Download
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Katia Book No. 2 - Concept  Katia Book No. 2 - Concept
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