Sunny days and warm weather doesn’t have to mean a vacation from knitting or crocheting. We’ve created a new palette of refreshing colors inspired by the colors of summer: think cool, fruity treats like sherbet, Italian ice, sorbet, or ice cream! These scrumptious colors are our latest installment in the BBR Master Color Series, dyed exclusively for us by MJ Yarns.
When we were developing our summer palette, it seemed only natural to use our yak/bamboo blend Lhasa Wilderness as the base. What makes this yarn such a great choice for warm weather? The addition of bamboo not only adds strength to the yarn, but breathability, too, thanks to microscopic holes in the cell structure of bamboo fibers which provide rapid absorption and evaporation of moisture. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial, a property that is sustained even after washing (in The Knitter’s Book Of Yarn by Clara Parkes, bamboo fiber is said to retain its antibacterial properties through 50 washes of a garment).
We have two new project kits in these colors: first, the Summer’s Here Striped Tank, a figure-flattering sleeveless top that’s knit seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. Our sample is shown in Raspberry, Pineapple and Lime. Our second kit is the BBR Chevron Tank, which is knit in the round from the bottom up (shown here in Pineapple, Orange and Strawberry). Of course, you can mix and match colors from our Master Color Series 3 palette as you please, because they all coordinate with one another!
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