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Sultans of String: 8 Awesome Yarns for Knitters

* Great yarn options for your next knitting project
* Includes solid colors, multi-colored skeins and even complete knitting kits
* Use these yarns for any project – from sweaters to afghans

Fall is fast approaching, and there’s no better time to be curling up with your knitting needles. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just beginning to learn how to knit, picking out a new skein of yarn can make adults act like kids in a candy store.

To help your search for the perfect yarn for this fall’s project, we’ve compiled a list of the best yarns available online. These 8 options include single colors, mixed colors and even knitting kits including dozens of skeins.

1. Bernat Softee Chunky Ombre Yarn

This Bernat Softee Chunky Ombre is a generous 3 ply yarn with a bulky build. The 100-percent acrylic and 2.8-ounce size offer a yarn that’s great for most garments, afghans and other knitted accessories.


2. Red Heart Super Saver Yarn

Available in black, frosty green and pale plum, this high-quality yarn is made from 100-percent acrylic worsted material. The great wash performance and no dye lot solids makes this brand ideal for a range of winter wearables and home accessories.


3. Lion Brand Yarn Landscapes

With over 30 available color variations, this premium yarn has a style for every project. Its satiny feel and 100% acrylic composition help produce beautiful results. Try the colorful boardwalk design for a color mix reminiscent of an evening sunset.

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4. Caron One Pound Yarn

Appropriately named, the One Pound yarn from Caron is enough to complete even the most ambitious project. This 4-gauge acrylic yarn comes in 39 colors and conveniently can be machine washed and dried.


5. TYH Supplies Knitting Multi-Pack

Not every project can be finished with a single color. For those blankets or sweaters that require multiple hues, this kit from TYH Supplies has you covered. Featuring 20 different mini skeins in assorted colors, you’ll find a yarn for every piece of your knitting puzzle.


6. Acrylic Rainbow 8-Pack Knit Kit

If you’d rather not limit yourself to one color, Mira HandCrafts offers an 8 pack of yarn bonbon skeins. Great as a gift for the knitter in your life, this pack includes a grand total of 525 yards of string in rainbow colors.


7. 24 Acrylic Yarn Skeins

Want a bit more variety than 8 colors? Try the Mira 24 pack for more color options at the same price point as the previous entry on our list. This kit even includes needles and 3 free ebook downloads.


8. Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Fun Colors

Versatile yet delicate, Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn is made from 100% USA-grown cotton. The worsted weight yarn is ideal for knitted home decor like dishcloths or potholders, and the variety of shades included makes for a unique product every time.

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