Last year, Amélie of Quebec-based Emilia & Philomene collaborated with designer Marion Mursic of Marion Em Knits on a yarn and design inspired by colorful beach shacks that line the sand in the North of France, where Marion resides. The gently speckled colorway, Tricots de Sable, which translates to sand knits, was dyed on a lovely blend of wool and linen that is ideal for working with in the heat of summer. Marion held the yarn double for her Sable Hat pattern, with twisted ribbing that curves gently on the wide brim.
The yarn was an absolute joy to work with and would also look beautiful in lightweight tops. It comes in generous 509-yard skeins, which are available to preorder through April 28 on Indie Untangled, shipping in mid-June, just in time for adding your own sandy memories.
Spots are open for the second installment of Olive & Two Ewe’s 2023 Dye Live Plus Club. You’ll get a live, “behind the skeins” look at your yarn being dyed and insight into the inspiration behind the colorway.
If you’re looking for a fun knitted friend with not quite so many appendages, join Dawn of Twice Sheared Sheep for a KAL of this cute Pentapus.
Ashleigh Wempe’s latest design, the circular Nami Island Shawl, is inspired by the romantic fall colors of Nami Island near Seoul, South Korea.