Tag Archives: Yarns

Pitti Filati, 75th edition: the pics


For yet another season Pitti filati turned out a great experience. Our stall has received an astounding number of visits and we haven’t had a minute of time to look around, literally. Thank-you to all of those who took time to spend a few minutes with us, to all of those who enquired about our […]

Yarn subsititution: how to

nanna (2) - Copia

If we don’t like the yarn recommended for a pattern, we can substitute it, but we must be very careful. We must check that the yarn has the same weight/meterage ratio and that the fibers are the same. Then, we must make a gauge swatch. If a pattern asks for 400 grams of yarn, we […]

Beyond the colors in the rainbow

You already know, at Lanecardate we are experts in colors, we can offer a really huge variety of colors to our clients. But what about you? We can’t ask your favorite color, but we cal at least ask you whta type of colors you like best: do you like them bright and flashy or do […]

Unwind Brighton, European fair of indie yarn

Unwind Brighton, on July 12 and 13

If you are following LaneCardate Handknitting’s blog you are probably in love with top-quality yarns with a soul, therefore you will probably not want to miss this year’s top event for knitting, crochet and quality yarns, Unwind Brighton (on July 12 and 13). The two (and a half) fair days that collect classes from the […]

A thousand colors

I banchi dei colori

At Lanecardate HandKnitting we love colors. Our industrial branch has a huge number of colors amongst which choosing the shades for our handknitting yarns. Our shade card is always evolving: each year we pick fashion’s trending colors and add the to the year’s choiches, along with some classics that never go out of style. The […]

Lanecardate: new collection. Spoilers!


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 […]

A round table with Lanecardate


We did a round table with Italian independent designers who tested some of Lanecardate yarns and asked their opinions about us, our brands, our yarns, our vision. Here’s what they said. Valentina Cosciani designed some lovely mittens with our Luxor, told us: “Lanecardate yarns are sophisticated and refined, there is something special in those fibers, […]

Lanecardate Handknitting’s traceable yarns

Why is traceability so important to yarns? A traceable product is a product for which the producer knows exactly where and by whom each raw material has been produced or sourced and by whom they have been modified. This means that the brand has a full control of each and every industrial passage, even when […]

Lanecardate on Ravelry


Maybe you bought one of our yarns and you are thinking what project you shall use it for. In this case, the knitting and crochet database-cum-social-network Ravelry can help you. Here’s a tutorial on using Ravelry to find Lanecardate yarns and see what other knitters and crocheters did with them. It’s a long and detailed […]