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As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, it's time to start planning your summer wardrobe! Step into summer with creations that are as comfortable as they are stylish with the best yarns for summer clothes. In this guide, we'll explore the top five best yarns for a variety of summer projects - from cute lightweight crochet tops to gorgeous summer blankets, perfect for picnicking. Grab your needles and hooks, and let's dive in!

1. Cotton yarn: a great choice for summer comfort

Cotton yarn is a top choice for summer clothing. Breathable, durable and versatile, it has fantastic stitch definition and is perfect for a variety of projects, from lightweight tops to summer baby blankets.

2. Silk yarn: luxurious and lightweight 

Silk yarn, with its luxurious feel and amazing properties, is a fantastic choice for creating elegant summer garments. Whatever the season, silk is an all-year-round fiber!

3. Bamboo/cotton blend yarn: soft, light, and eco friendly

Bamboo/cotton blend yarns combine the best properties of both fibers, resulting in a yarn that is soft, light, and breathable. The added bamboo fiber gives the yarn a buttery touch and a lovely drape, ideal for summer garments.

4. Linen yarn: durable and breathable for summer projects

Linen yarn, made from the flax plant, is a durable and breathable option for summer clothing. It has a lovely sheen and drape, is easy to care for, and becomes softer with each wash!

5. Acrylic yarn: versatile and easy to care for

Acrylic yarn is a great choice for summer crafting due to its affordability and versatility. Acrylic yarn is easy to care for and can be machine washed and dried, making it perfect for beach and poolside projects!

Choosing the best yarn for summer clothes is essential to create comfortable, stylish, and long-lasting garments that you can get out of your wardrobe year after year. With options like cotton, silk, bamboo, linen, and more, you can find the perfect yarn to match your summer project needs. Check out our summer knitting pattern collection to get inspired for your next make!

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