DMC’s Natura Denim and Linen yarn are now in store and we are really excited because this yarn is so, so gorgeous.
We first saw the DMC Natura Denim yarn at Stitches in Birmingham back in February and were blown away with how versatile it was. We expected the denim yarn to be heavy and clunky, but it’s not at all. It is so lightweight and soft that it could be used to make a cardigan or jumper and you wouldn’t feel weighed down.
Sticking with their theme for fabric coloured yarn there is also a range of Natura Linen yarn which is marvellous. The colours of this yarn are stunning. From beige to pink, blue to purple they have the linen look perfectly matched so you can create projects that have the look of linen without the hassle of having to iron it every 15 minutes!
While searching the web for knitting and crochet inspiration for this yarn I came across the Baby humpback whale crochet pattern from One Dog Woof. I fell in love instantly. The project isn’t what one would think to use denim yarn for, but it really works.
ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof has kindly let us share the projects with you all.
For this project you will need:
- 2 balls: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Denim Mist (85g/3oz, 145yds/133m, 4 Medium) We recommend using 3 balls of DMC Natura Denim Yarn in Blue
- 1 ball: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Silver Blue (100g/3.5ox, 170yds/156m, 4 Medium) We recommend using 2 balls of DMC Natura Denim Yarn in the White Acid Wash colour
- Crochet hook G/4.00mm
- 9mm safety eyes
- stitch markers
- polyfill stuffing
- tapestry needle
Because this yarn is made to look like Denim and Linen my first thought would be to make a cardigan or jumper. I personally have my eye on the DMC Natura Linen in Purple which I would like to make a cardigan or jumper with. The Open Back Sweater is on my wishlist and I think I’ve just found the yarn to make it with!
You could also make an incredibly cute pair of children’s knitted or crocheted dungarees.
We’d really like to see what you make with this yarn. Let us know by tagging us in your pictures using #SewandSo and @sewandsouk.