The most delightful yarn floated into space just ahead of Hurricane Irene: Skein HandDyed Yarns from Australia. This gorgeous stuff, dyed by Kristen Finlay, is available on Skein’s Etsy site and at our shop – so far, nowhere else. Another example of how special fibre space is!
We have three of Skein’s yarns in: the Bluefaced Leicester Sock, the Merino/Cashmere Fingering, and the Merino/Silk Sport. Kristen’s amazing colorways shine in each of these special fibre blends, so this shipment won’t last long. Pop on down to the shop to find out how they dye down under – and read on to find out what to make with the yarn you buy.
Bluefaced Leicester Sock: These are generous hanks of yarn, with 437 yards of superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool. Use two different colors of this wonder-yarn to make Cecily Glowik MacDonald’s Brooklet Cowl – an ingeniously constructed reversible cowl with one side in a simple lace pattern and the other in stockinette. Or, if hats are more your thing, try Kelly McClure’s Sockhead Hat – so cute and would show off a variegated colorway nicely. [As always, consider making one for yourself and one for a lucky gift recipient come holiday time.]
Merino/Cashmere Fingering: Kristen again gives us a generous 437 yards of yarn – this time of 80% merino and 20% cashmere fingering weight yarn. We think these skeins are crying out to become shawls. Select two complementary colorways to make Carina Spencer’s Whippoorwill, or follow Kristen’s own lead and knit Rose Beck’s And So Are You.
Merino/Silk Sport: A fabulous blend of 50% merino and 50% silk, just right for a drapey cowl or a luxurious sweater. Try Laura Nelkin’s Snuggler, a hoodie with lace on the sleeves and a slight cowl neck, to get you into fall with chic simplicity, or Jennifer Lang’s Ribbon Candy Cardigan for a cozy yet stylish winter garment. For a lighter feel, make Cecily Glowik MacDonald’s Gavotte, with a super-cute drape in the front.
Whatever you decide to make, we’re here to help you select yarn and to admire the garment when you’re finished!