I am guessing that I am not alone on this, but I am in love with colorfully dyed yarn. A big part of what motivated me into designing in the first place was the desire to allow the yarn to look as beautiful knit up as it does in the skein. And just when I think I have it figured out the amazing artists that dye the yarns come up with new techniques.
Currently occupying my thoughts are the speckle dyed yarns. What do they like? How are they going to behave? Can I convince them to do what I want? This pattern is a result of a long discussion with the skein of yarn that became the cowl. Knit up in the color Meadow from Gale’s Art, I think I managed to achieve my goal of allowing the yarn to shine through while still creating a fun knit.
Combining slipped stitches with a honeycomb style stitch pattern results in a deeply textured fabric that you simply cannot stop squooshing. It is fast and fun to knit so you can make the hat and cowl for yourself and for gifts. Designed for DK weight yarn each piece takes about one skein. During the test knitting process, a couple of my testers chose to use highly variegated sock yarn held double and that worked beautifully too.
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