One of the things I love about Magpie Fibers is that Dami has so many colors that work beautifully together. When I first saw her yarn in person at the very first Knot House Maryland Sheep & Wool Indie Pop-up back in 2015, I was struck by how cohesive her color palette was.
Swiftcurrent, Dami’s Glacier National Park-inspired colorway for the latest installment of Knitting Our National Parks, is no exception and I easily found at least two colorways that would look perfect with it: Mesa and Linger.
I decided to put together some pattern suggestions for those pairings. Some use two and some use all three. And a couple are designed by Dami herself!
Friend by Debra Gerhard
Summer Camp by Laura Aylor
Salt Point by Dami Hunter
Zweig by Caitlin Hunter
Hediye by Ysolda Teague
Rhinebeck Hat by Woolly Wormhead
Old Pine by Melissa Thomson
More suggestions will be added to my Ravelry bundle!
At 9 a.m. PDT today, Laura and the Slipped Stitch Studios crew are releasing bags and other treats with their limited-edition Halloween fabrics for 2016. Perfect for trick-or-knitting.
While pretty much all of Casapinka’s patterns are made to complement those random variegated beauties in your stash, her latest calls them out. Bronwyn designed One & Done specifically for variegated yarn.
Another thing to add to your Rhinebeck shopping list: the Whisp cowl. Designed by Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti Designs for Backyard Fiberworks and Feel Good Yarn Company, this brioche beauty will debut at the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show on Oct. 14 and is available to preorder and pick up there.
Kettle Yarn Co. has kits containing three skeins of Waltham Aran to make Joji Locatelli’s new shawl, All I Want.
As a sweater knitter, I tend to gravitate toward more semi-solid colors. There are so many amazing variegated skeins from indie dyers, though I’ve often found it hard to figure out what to make with them — you don’t want lace and cables to get lost, but you do want something that breaks up the colors a bit.
Here’s a list of patterns, including some from Indie Untangled designers, that were created with variegated yarns in mind, or that show them off very well. And please comment with your favorites!
Night’s Watch by Lara Smoot
Multnomah by Kate Ray
Wave by Kristen Finlay
Ingot by Lisa Mutch
Momijigari by Beth Kling