Hazel Knits may be one of my all time favorite dyers. With beautiful colors that have a serious tendency to glow, I can’t get enough of it. Whether you are knitting in dreamy Entice MCN, stitch-defining Cadence, or gorgeous Lively DK, you are sure to get amazing results! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I’m happy to announce a great new base by Hazel Knits that I can’t wait to try: Piquant. With 9-plys, this 90% merino/10% nylon fingering weight is 400 yards built tough for some long-lasting, and seriously beautiful socks! With colors so perfect, though, Piquant will be gorgeous for whatever you choose to knit and at $26 per skein, I can’t wait to get knitting!
Check out those gorgeous colors! From top to bottom, left to right, we have: Beachglass; Zest; Blacklight; Lipstick, 1984; Splish Splash; Midas; Shannypants; Poppy; Lichen; Jay Blue; Nickel; and Heartthrob.
There is something about winter that always makes me want to knit socks, especially with bright beautiful colors that make me forget how dreary it might be outside. The gorgeous cables and lace in Linaria Bipartita Socks would be dreamy knit up in just one skein of Piquant!
These colors are too beautiful to just use for socks, however, and I’m thinking a two color shawl would be amazing! In honor of Stephen West coming to the shop in January, why not knit a Daybreak? I think Beachglass and Zest would be an unbelievable combination for those stripes and two skeins will easily make a small or medium shawl!
But seriously: socks. With 9-plys, Piquant is sure to be a sock that will last and last and man, am I dreaming of gorgeous socks! I love Cookie A’s Haleakala socks, which includes two variations on it’s gorgeous cabled pattern. I love the idea of having one of each, mismatched in a perfectly intentional way!
As its gotten colder, I’ve realized I’m missing something important in my winter wardrobe: mitts! While I do have a couple pairs, most are a couple years old and I need something new to revive my collection. I’m loving the length and slouch in A Time to Reap, and they only need one skein!
Crochet up a gorgeous Desert Marigold cowl in any color to brighten up your wardrobe! Just one skein and you are on your way to a beautiful layering piece that would work all year!