We are so excited to be participating in Kim Dyes Yarn's Community Matters Series!
How it works:
Kim's inspiration for this months colors:
June is about summer musings. As we get restless with staying home and the weather gets nicer, our thoughts are turning to the outdoors. I adore Fireflies and ever since I saw this photograph of a dark wood sprinkled with fireflies, I wanted to turn it into a colorway. For extra fun, I am dyeing on a sparkly dk weight superwash merino/nylon yarn.
Fireflies at Play is a blend of blues, black, green with pops of the bright yellow. Bioluminescence is the neon lemon tonal that looks amazing with Fireflies at Play.
The yarn is a Sparkle DK composed of 75/20/5% Superwash merino/nylon/stellina. Each skein is 100 grams/231 yards for $28/skein.
These yarns will not be available after May 31st!
We think this month's colors would look amazing in these patterns!
We know you are looking at your stash thinking, "I should work with you". We also know you want to support your LYS. We have the perfect solution - combine stash yarn with some new yarn! We have combed Ravelry and found many patterns that are perfect for just that!
We have put together some of our favorite combinations for you.
Follow this link for colors that we think would look great for Casapinka's new "Breathe & Hope" shawl and many others 2-color shawls:
Then check out the Appia Cowl pattern by Hilary Smith Callis.
Appia is a lacey, light cowl-shawl hybrid - shaped like a semi-circular shawl - but worked partially in the round so it can be worn as a cowl without any dangling ends that slide off your shoulders.
There’s texture, there’s lace, and we promise it is easy-easy-easy! If you can work the knit stitch, the purl stitch, yarn-overs and knit-two-togethers you can easily knit the Appia cowl.
And wow, have we found the perfect yarn for your Appia cowl - Rainbow Beach by Queensland Collection. Each skein has such amazing gradient color shifts - some are bold like the one here in the color-way “Sunset”, and others a little more subtle in their color changes. THIS is the addictive part of knitting the Appia Cowl - you just have to knit a few more rows to see the next color change!
Available in two sizes, the size small Appia Cowl can be knit with just ONE skein of Rainbow Beach, but you might want to have a second skein on hand if you knit the size large. Sandy knit the large size pictured here with one skein - but skipped a few rounds of the pattern near the end to have enough yarn left for the picot binding. If you do purchase a second skein - you will have MORE than enough left over to knit another Appia cowl in the size small - so one for yourself and one to gift to a friend or family member!
And stay tuned, Sandy already has a SECOND Appia Cowl on her needles right now and is testing/experimenting a few minor pattern modifications on how to knit a medium-sized Appia Cowl that will use just one skein of Rainbow Beach...