September 9, 2021

Neptune DK 50s

  • Small skeins of colorful yarn in two rows next to a black fan.

How it started… I just wanted to knit a Stripes! Sweater by Andrea Mowry. I started pulling colors from the wall of yarn and even though pulling nine skeins for a sweater is no big deal – plenty more where that came from! it was bugging me just a little. And the gears started turning.

‘Tis the season of colorwork sweaters, gift knitting and all the accessories. I know I’m not the only one who has looked at a pattern and was a bit put off by having to buy full skeins knowing I’d only use half… or less. Coincidentally, I had some 50-gram skeins of my Neptune DK base on hand, left over from a special project and the next thing you know, 15 colors were dyed and added to my shop.

It’s the same 100% Merino Superwash wool as my regular Neptune skeins, in 116-yard/50-gram skeins, so you can mix and match with the 100-gram skeins. Half the yardage and half the price. Let your color impulses go wild!

In other news, I’m starting to add new fall colors to the shop every few days. New favorites in Rambler and Rocky Road which both pair up with the warm, cozy goodness of Honeycomb.