Darkness by Kim Hargreaves or the featherweight cardigan what yarns?

Trying to find a nice yarn to knit either of these patterns, I am planning on knitting both but Darkness first. Darkness requires bulky yarn and the Featherweight cardigan requires lace weight yarn. What do you guys think would be a good yarn to use for Darkness and for the featherweight cardigan?

The Rowan yarn recommended in the pattern looks very nice and it has the drape that you’d probably like. I’ve used Lamb’s Pride Bulky but it might be too stiff for this. Also, Cascade 128 Superwash is a nice soft yarn that is a pleasure to knit with.

I don’t have very much experience with lace weight.


I’ve used other weight Malabrigo yarns and loved them. I notice that the lace and sock yarns from Malabrigo have been used many times for this pattern. Have you clicked the “yarn ideas” tab on the Rav page?

For the Darkness pattern I would go with the Wonderfluff from KnitPicks for texture - http://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/Checked_Cowl_Pattern__D51163220.html

But you might find something else you like from their Bulky collection - http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Wonderfluff__D5420285.html

Knitpicks is my go to if I am making a large piece or want to work in flat colors. Very cost effective quality yarn.