Tag Archives: Yarns

Klimt: lamè is back

Bicolor afghan crochet

Klimt, our yarn made of wool, angora and lamè is back, with a new and bigger colour chart. Klimt composition in detail is as follows: 66% superfine wool, 22% angora, 12% lamè.  It is sold in balls of 25 grams/160 meters. There is just enough lamè to make you shine, discreetly reflecting the light around  […]

Nanna, not just for babies

Nanna nel suo ambiente naturale

Nanna is our pure wool and it’s primarly meant for babies (“nanna” means “nap” after all), but it’s actually a pretty versatile yarn with lots of possibilities.  Nanna can be knitted to a pretty wide range of tensions, from 24 to about 18 sts to 10 cm. It’s light and wonderfully soft, with a smooth […]

Donegal, Lanecardate Handknitting tweed yarn

donegal-3-bassa -feat

Donegal is Lanecardate Handknitting extremely versatile yarn, because of its weight and structure Donegal is perfect for both knitting and crochet and it can be used for sweaters, cardigans, accessories like hats, scarves, mittens, bed socks, bags and also for blankets. Sold in 50 grams/120 meters balls, Donegal is a pure wool slightly felted tweed […]

Pitti Filati: what’s new

So… what happened at Pitti Filati? An old favourite yarn is back! Plus, after premiering just for Pitti, the brand new knit and crochet patterns by Lolo Wang will soon be available. Do you feel like having a sneak peek?  

Pitti Filati: day one

Day one at Pitti Filati: guess which yarn is back in the handknitting collection? The clue is in the name!  

Feltrone yarn: a close up

feltrone-3-bassa -feat

Feltrone is Lanecardate Handknitting hugest yarn. Feltrone, like Feltro, is made of 75% wool, 25% angora (cruelty free), and is made of 30 ply, slightly felted. Because of that, Feltrone is less prone to pilling than bulky one ply yarns. It is sold in 100 grams/45 meters hanks. You can knit or crochet it with […]

A Lanecardate event at WoolCrossing in Turin

Lavorando ai ferri davanti a WoolCrossing

WoolCrossing in Turin is one of the most innovative and interesting yarn shops in Italy. it’s also a seller for our yarns since last fall and the Momento Nordico cardigan was designed by Emma Fassio to celebrate the occasion. Now, WoolCrossing celebrates the restocking of our yarns (and our unique felted fabric), Emma Fassio and […]

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 […]