As the holiday season approaches little indulgences can add that extra special touch. Maybe you would like to find that extra-special yarn to use in a project for a person very worthy of receiving a hand-knit item? Choosing to use a luxurious yarn might make your knitting time a bit more enjoyable. We would like to suggest for your knitting pleasure, one of the three Luxuria AIR yarns: AIR, Marle, and Chunky.
Each is a luxurious blend of 40% cashmere, 40% possum and 20% silk that is ultra soft, pill-resistant, durable, and lighter and warmer than 100% cashmere. The variety of weights in combination with the generous yardage allow for a wide selection of project possibilities. Time is tight, especially this time of year, so we have gathered a selection of 1-2 skein project to inspire you.
AIR is a laceweight, available in 9 colors, and has 191 yards per 50g ball. The yarn is perfect for next-to-skin wear! At left is the Leaf Panel Beret, which is one of the patterns in the Zealana AIR pattern book. In the center is Ravelry user KIP’s Ode to Lindy, using the Pretty Thing pattern by Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee. The Light as Air Fingerless Gloves are a free pattern. We were quite taken with sailingby’s Airy Elegance project, shown here on the right. She notes she was inspired by Clara Parkes’ review!
Look for Air Marle (a dk-weight) and Chunky on your local yarn shop store shelves soon! Each of these would be wonderful as a hat, cowl or fingerless mittens but we have tried to find a few different pattern ideas as well. Welcome a new little one into the world with a handknit hug with the Tiny Trees vest, on the left, or start them out fancy with Tiny Pants, in the center. Slippers like the ones shown at right, would be super warm and work up super quick in the Chunky yarn – there’s a great last-minute gift idea!
Keep in mind you can always order AIR (and many of our other yarns) through our Shopatron portal. Your order is places through our site, and then fulfilled by one of our LYS partners. It is a great way to get what you need while still supporting local shops. You can find the Shopatron page for AIR right here. We have more project and pattern ideas collected on our Pinterest boards. We would love to hear about your projects and plans for these wonderful yarns – let us know on our Facebook page, in our Ravelry group, or Tweet us!