Is Cygnet Boho Spirit yarn double knit or worsted? Here I'll explain the ins and outs of what Cygnet Boho is, where you can find it and what you can use it for.
Here I will answer all of your questions regarding Boho Spirit by Cygnet yarns.
1. What is Cygnet Boho Spirit yarn?
The exceptionally popular Boho Spirit was initially introduced as a limited edition range resulting in an unprecedented level of demand and soon became a permanent range.
Boho Spirit is a fabulously soft, variegated roving yarn. Available in an array of incredible shades, this falls somewhere between double knit and aran weight. Due to the loftiness of the yarn, it is incredibly soft and versatile and works well knitted or crocheted and results in a soft garment with a beautiful subtle sheen
2. What weight is Cygnet Boho Spirit?
Although Cygnet Boho Spirit has been previously labelled as DK, it is actually thicker than standard DK and counts as a medium weight yarn. Cygnet themselves have recategorised Cygnet Boho Spirit as Worsted/Aran weight on their website. If you look at the ball band, the hook/needle size and gauge is actually better suited to worsted than it is to DK. You may also notice that ''DK' has been knocked off the title.
3. What is roving yarn?
Usually, a roving is a long and narrow bundle of fibre. Rovings are produced during the process of making spun yarn from wool fleece, raw cotton, or other fibres. Their main use is as fibre prepared for spinning, but they may also be used for specialised kinds of knitting or other textile arts.
Cygnet Boho is more of a roving-like yarn than roving itself, as it doesn't easily come apart when you are working with it. It has been spun and is single ply. There is enough twist in it to knit up and crochet beautifully. See here for stitch definition when used in v stitch crochet:
It is important to know that it holds up well in crochet, as crochet involves a lot of handling of both the yarn and the fabric.
What can I make with Cygnet Boho Spirit?
Here are some of our patterns using Cygnet boho spirit yarn. First is the jewel hat, available in two versions: a crochet hat or a knit/crochet hybrid. Below is the hybrid version, but you can browse both hat patterns by clicking here.
New releases coming soon in Cygnet Boho Spirit yarn
Here are the newest releases coming in June 2022.
First is the Breeze crochet cardigan. The photographed sample shows the colourway Sapphire. Read more about it here. The Breeze cardigan will be available in 7 sizes from 32" to 56" and calls for fewer than 7 balls for the entire cardigan! I chose Cygnet Boho Spirit yarn for this design as it is really soft and hangs beautifully on garments.
The Breeze top:
This is another release pending for June 2022. The Breeze crochet top is available as a vest or as a long sleeve pullover. It will also be available in 7 sizes from a 32" to 56".