Lion Brand’s ZZ Twist is now in my collection of favorites! Made with us crocheters in mind (*eeep! finally!*), this yarn is spun in a Z twist – as opposed to the traditional S twist. This means that it will glide on and off your hook and through stitches unlike anything else before. And let me tell you guys – it is a dream to work with. But if you’re here for a visit from the knitting world (hmm, sounds like a theme park… imagine more with me on that below), fear not! I’ve got a couple things here for you too. Just as an S twist style yarn works nicely for crochet, the Z twist will work up beautifully in knit projects as well!
So let’s just dream for a moment, shall we? A. Knitting. World. Oh! Better yet – a YARN world. All yarn crafts unite as one in a big theme park. *picture this* Yarn stores as far as the eye can see, sweater making contests, yarn shaped snacks and treats, a spinning yarn ride (like the spinning teacups at Disney World). My oh my, don’t know about y’all but I’ve got a bag packed & ready to go here!
Okay, back to real life…
COLORS, COLORS, COLORS!
With a fairly wide selection of stunning shades, I’ve created some color palettes for the seasons for ya! Vibrant and playful for summer (green apple, white, hot pink, & peacock), cool tones for spring (coral, sky blue, lilac, & white), warm and fuzzy colors (that remind me of pie) for fall (cranberry, taupe, ecru, & pumpkin), and deep, muted shades for winter (grape, silver, periwinkle, & navy blue). That winter group is calling my name, so keep your eye out for a potential fourth pattern with these yarns. 😉
OTHER NEW CROCHET WEARABLES FOR FALL
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS YARN
I am really in love with this yarn, if you can’t already tell. So it’s no surprise that I’ve made many patterns with it – all of which are garments because of that drape. It’s kind of unbelievable y’all. I didn’t know what I was missing until I started crocheting with this yarn.
Truth time: what even IS a garment unless it has drape? You’re right, it’s not a garment at all.
So if you’ve stuck with me through all my yarn babble (thank you!), and scroll on down to find yourself a cute pattern or two!
Click the photo or link below to check out the patterns and kits!
- Crochet Pucker Pullover Sweater Pattern from Sewrella – This open stitched sweater is my favorite fall pattern I’ve made thus far! It’s nice and lightweight, but also just the right amount of cozy for this in between/”goldilocks” season we have called fall.
- Crochet Surf Side Top Kit from Teresa Chorzepa – Okay, so I know I’ve been jabbering on about fall a lot lately, but this was just too cute a pattern to not include. Especially for those of us living in warmer states (feel free to turn down the heat, Florida), this top is perfect! I love the little keyhole in the neckline, and just everything about the design.
- Knit Driftwood Shawl Kit from Lion Brand – Y’all, these neutral tones and cool blues have me *feeling* this fall/winter beach vibe. Can we talk about the wavy structure too? Perfect little shawl for fall! (hehe)
- Crochet Twist Swancho Kit from Sewrella – We’re coming back around to this swancho because I promised it would work for all seasons – and it does! This pattern was made for layering, so get wild! Did I mention you only have to make two rectangles? (and the kit starts at under $25!! – the color options are amazing too)
- Crochet Townsville Top Kit from Stitch & Hustle – Oh, this little crop top has me feeling some kinda way. Those open stitches around the top, cap sleeves, and ribbing?! SO many great statements! And don’t worry – if crop tops aren’t you’re thing, it would be wicked easy to lengthen by adding extra rows in the midsection.
- Crochet Slouchy Stripe Cardigan Kit from Sewrella – This cardigan is a staple item for your closet – and a lot of my readers and makers agree! Remember the drape I was talking about? If this isn’t proof of it, I don’t know what is. Also, this sweater kit starts at under $30 – a steal for a quality cardigan that you even get to make with your own two hands!
- Knit Trulia Cowl Pattern from Teresa Chorpeza – This simple cowl only takes two skeins, and will whip up in a jiffy! Trust me, this yarn is everything you want in a scarf.
- Crochet Alhambra Shawl Pattern from Kaz – Another wonderful shawl! It’s got open, lace-like stitches for ultimate comfort and coziness this season! This would also be a great pattern to take to crafts fairs, or to give as gifts.
- Crochet Chelsea Hat Pattern from Teresa Chorzepa – The right yarn is essential for a good beanie pattern – and this is it. With nice, thick texture and feel, this is sure to get you through the chilly months ahead. Plus, you only need one skein for this one!
- Crochet Color Pop Afghan Pattern from Lion Brand – Who doesn’t love a good baby blanket? It has fun, bright colors and a soft luxurious feel. Both mom and baby will love it!
I hope you found a pattern you’d love to make using ZZ Twist! Thanks so much for checking out these kits and patterns using my affiliate links to make your purchases – the proceeds help support this blog and its free content!
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