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Yarn Preview – Universal Yarns Spring/Summer 2023

Our friends at Universal Yarns have sent me some new knitting and crocheting updated yarns for Spring and Summer use! You can scroll right down and see the video if you like but here are some photos and notes.

Selection of Universal Yarns for knit and crochet, spring and summer 2023
Selection of Universal Yarns Spring and Summer 2023

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Here is the video if you are too impatient to read 🙂

Let’s start with the Bamboo Bloom Handpaints (affiliate link)

Bambook Bloom Handpaints from Universal Yarn in Precious Jade colorway. (Affiliate link)

This yarn is a thick and thin and comes in a variety of colorways – some have way more contrast between the shades than this one (#303 Precious Jade) does. I can’t wait to see how this knits and crochets up – will report back when I have some swatches!

100g/154 yds  I  44% wool, 48% rayon from bamboo, 8% acrylic I  5 – bulky

This is Rico Design Fashion Cotton Light and Long Tweed DK. (Affiliate link)

I am a little obsessed with this one too – chainette construction, little bit of halo, long slow color progression, and a few tweed flecks for good measure – in more than fifteen colors. It is super soft.

47% Cotton I 43% Acrylic I 7% Polyamide I 3% Viscose 3 -Light 50 gr  I 202 yards


Rico Design Creative Bubble yarn in #007 Light Blue (affiliate link)

This is Rico Design Creative Bubble – it is like Easter Grass’s soft, shorter cousin 🙂 They recommend it for bath toys and dish scrubbies but I am thinking it might make some adorable hair accessories.

100% Polyester 2 – Fine 50 gr  I  98 yards

Universal Yarns Filly in #104 Raindrops colorway (affiliate link)

This one is simply called Filly (affiliate link). Perfect for socks for warmer weather this cotton/wool blend is self striping when knit up.

100g/492 yds  I  46% cotton, 33% super wash merino, 12% polyamide, 9% pbt  I  1 – super fine

Bamboo Pop Sock yarn in colorway #708 Thrilled (Affiliate link)

If you are looking for a completely wool-free sock yarn for summer then Bamboo Pop Sock might be for you! It has a slightly nubbly texture but not so lumpy you wouldn’t want it as a sock, but I also think it would make a luscious summer shawl! There is also a series of coordinating solids.

Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted Hues in #3303 Santorini (affiliate link)

While Uptown Worsted is a go to of mine and has been around for a while, Uptown Worsted Hues has some gorgeous shading – soft color transitions without a sharp change when the color changes. This is #3303 Santorini

100g/180 yds  I  100% anti-pill acrylic  I  4 – medium

I think that’s it for today – I have Vireo shown in the video but I think that is going to be a separate post when the new top is finished!

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