The first thing we hear when someone touches Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace yarn is “Wow, this yarn is gorgeous and sooo soft!” The second thing we hear is “But what would I make with this?” The answer is: sheer gorgeousness. We’ve pulled together a few of our favourite patterns for Kidsilk Lace (known as “Fluff” to its friends). Get your knitting fingers ready!
Free Kidsilk Lace Yarn Pattern
Baseline by Beata Jezek
The intricate Baseline shawl pattern is made with a simple garter stitch. Because the width is added in sections, you can make it as large as you want it to be, from a small wrap to a cozy shanket. The Kidsilk Lace gives it a translucent effect, while the Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn that is also part of the pattern adds a gentle bit of weight.
Paid Kidsilk Lace Wrap and Cowl Patterns
Mohair Bias Loop by Kit Hutchin
It’s a scarf! It’s a cowl! It’s a wrap! The Mohair Bias Loop is three, three accessories in one! And because this requires only 320 metres of yarn, you can make this with just one skein of Kidsilk Lace and still have some left over. Or just keep knitting until you run out of yarn for an even more generous loop. It’s snuggly and lightweight, like wearing a piece of extremely well-organized fluff around your neck.
Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry
The Birds of a Feather shawl leverages the interesting colourways of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles yarns along with the brilliant lacework that Kidsilk Lace is excellent for. The end result is a gorgeous, flowing shawl that looks like a bird’s wing fluttering in the wind. If it looks familiar, it appeared in Laine Magazine issue 2.
Paid Kidsilk Lace Sweater and Cardigan Patterns
Love Note Sweater by Tin Can Knits
The Love Note sweater has a high-low hemline and an intricate-looking lace pattern across the bust. It’s one of the most size-inclusive patterns we’ve found and goes up to 5x. It knits up surprisingly quickly from the top down. It can even be knit in the round with one long circular needle using the Magic Loop technique. TIn Can Knits has included links to tutorials and techniques that will support you as you create this gorgeous sweater. The pattern calls for you to hold Kidsilk Lace double with a sturdier yarn. We suggest Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles yarns for the fingering weight yarn, but you can make this with just the Kidsilk for a more ethereal version.
The Ghost Whisperer by Park Williams
We didn’t include The Ghost Whisperer in our Balloon Sleeves pattern roundup, but we sure could have! Because it uses only Kidsilk Lace, it is light as a cloud. It is both see-through and has big puffy sleeves, two very on-trend features. It’s also size-inclusive, with sizes going up to 5X.
Diaphanous Raglan Sweater by Jesse Maed Designs
We’ve written about the Diaphanous Raglan Sweater pattern before in our Balloon Sleeves pattern roundup! The pattern also has optional short flutter sleeves that make it a summer delight. This pattern requires that you hold Kidsilk Lace double with a fingering weight yarn. To keep the Hedgehog theme going, we’d suggest one of their Skinny Singles yarns. It’s size-inclusive and the bust goes up to 158cm.
Elton Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
Knitting this pattern gave us the urge to watch Rocketman, and the moment we tried the cardigan on we felt an irresistible need to get a pair of outrageous eyeglasses. If you’re OK with that then you, too, may be ready to dare knitting the Elton Cardigan. It’s worked seamlessly and alternates Kidsilk Lace with a fingering weight yarn. We suggest – you guessed it! – Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles yarns.