The extraordinary hot summer just at its end has proved our patience and our resistance. We expect now a very cold winter season, even more severe due to problems of heating restrictions caused by energy supply.
The spinners, very sensible of the community problems and anticipating troubles for the next months have developed interesting new yarn qualities that will be particularly suitable to face the winter climate rigidity.
First of all, relevant is the fibers’ selection. Superfine Alpaca, kid and superkid mohair, the extra fine merino wool, the coarser Shetlands, all these natural materials contribute to provide a comfortable warmth, with delicate lightness and a general cocooning feeling that will help us to overcome the next winter.
The yarns are voluminous, loose rovings, often suitable for felting for a better protection, not only from cold but also from humidity and rain, warming up indoor and outdoor, or they are hairy and brushed enhanced by 3D textures to create extra volume with lightness and an appealing aesthetic.
Natural mélanges and irregular mouliné or marled colour effects enhance the crafted look of coarse cables and ribs, unexpectedly introducing a smooth cotton in the winter collections.
Of great appeal are the yarns imitating and replacing furs. Voluminous loops, rhythmic undulations but also loose stitches in extra thick qualities interpret perfectly the fur effects with even more comfort and wearability.
The microclimate created by humans through the thermoregulation, supported by smooth, warm and voluminous knits will be crucial for comfort, performance, regeneration and protection.