At Lanecardate, we test our yarns on designers. They’re our enthusiastic Guinea pigs. Thanks to their professional feedback, suggestions and ideas, we improve the quality of our yarns for knitting and crochet.
This year, Natascia Sartini and Annalisa Dione, co-founders of Collettivo maglia 198, volunteered to test yarns from our new collection. That’s what they said.
Donegal is extremely interesting, it’s light, but it’s full, warm, and the meterage is good. There are not enough tweed yarns in Italy, so there is a market for it. We think Donegal is perfect for coats and outdoors sweaters. It can also be used for accessories and garments for men. Full marks to the size and distribution of flecks, there is just the right amount of them to give light and emphasize cables and other stitches.
It’s soft, especially if you compare it to pure wool yarns from other mills. It’s quite a versatile yarn, I like how it turns out in cables and lacey stitches. I don’t think it should be knitted with 3,5 mm needles, as it says on the label, they’re too big.
It’s soft. Lamora presents the typical angora yarn halo, but the yarn does not shed. I think Lamora should be dyed in eye catching colours and used for women accessories and sweaters, classic, maybe outdoors, but not casual.
I find this yarn interesting: it is perfect for instant-gratification projects, but it’s completely different from your average merino. For minimalistic and contemporary sweaters.
Luxor brings a good stitch definition. It’s perfect for lace, for shawls, maybe with beads.