Are you beyond ready for some bright spring-y colors? If so, we have good news — our spring yarns have color to spare! The first on our shelves is Uneek Cotton from Urth Yarns…
Talk about a party in a skein — it’s a hand-dyed, self-striping DK weight mercerized cotton that’s cottony light and smooth. There’s a generous 275 yards in each 100g hank, $14.95. For a scarf that will be a nice pop-of-color for summer, I’ve started knitting a Scalene Scarf* by Theresa Gaffey in this shade of Uneek Cotton, pairing it with a neutral color of Berroco Modern Cotton DK (more about that in a minute).
Looking for an easy knit pattern that uses only one hank of Uneek Cotton? Try Diane L. Augustin’s Easy Scarf, and crocheters, take a look at Jen Baker’s The Grapes of Wrap. Both patterns are free downloads on Ravelry.
And look what was tucked into the same Urth Yarns box…
Yes, they’re back! Each clever kit makes a perfectly matched pair of socks from pre-wound balls of Uneek Sock. The last time we had them in stock, it wasn’t for long.
Now about Berroco Modern Cotton — it’s one of two old favorites we’re giving a spring trim. You loved silky Modern Cotton and classic Ultra Wool in their worsted weights, now you can love their lighter DK versions, too! They’re even more perfect for baby blankets and clothing, as well as lighter tops, shawls, and accessories for everyone. We’re expecting a very large box from Berroco this week.
Our Play With Color KAL has ended, and our prizes, copies of Modern Daily Field Guide No. 16: Painterly, have been awarded. As promised, my Play With Color Cowl is now available as a free download, below. Use any DK/light worsted yarn you like; make it longer, shorter, wider, skinnier — just have fun playing with color!
The best part of every KAL is seeing your completed projects. With extra stripes for good measure, here is Gina’s bold and beautiful 7 Color Scarf* in Rowan Felted Tweed, the star of the knit-along. So happy to see she took ‘playing with color’ seriously!
Gina also recently completed this stunning Faeno* pullover designed by Orlane Sucche. The relief-patterned yoke is created with diamonds of twisted knit stitches against a background of purls. Her yarn is the wonderful Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok.
Joanne used her favorite Churchmouse Simple Toe-up Sock* pattern for socks she calls her “Round Trip Socks.” The yarn is from the Lang Super Soxx “City Runner” series; the foot color is called ‘Zurich’ and the heels and toes are ‘Paris.’ Knitting these was her way of taking an imaginary trip — as all trips were in 2020! — from Paris to Zurich and back again.
Another of her toe-up socks she named “My Summer Socks.” The contrast heels and toes are Wonderland Cheshire Cat and the striping yarn is Dizzywig Fibers Sock.
Krista made these two cozy pairs of Laura Nelkin’s Flip-Top Mittens* in Berroco Vintage. (More colors of Vintage will also be in that big Berroco box.) For years, Nelkin’s pattern has been our favorite for this clever type of mitt; it’s written for both fingering and worsted weight yarn. Love the buttons Krista chose.
Laurie dipped her hand into the technique of intentional- or planned-pooling with hand-painted yarns. She used Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s Colour Stacking Cowl pattern from the Yarn Harlot’s Patreon Channel. Laurie knit with Manos del Uruguay Alegria, adding an i-cord edging of Kelbourne Woolens Scout. If you would like to try planned-pooling, check out the Ravelry Group Pooled Knits for tips and pattern suggestions. A popular one is the DaVinci Cowl* by Mary-Ann Lammers.
And finally, our customer MaryKate kindly sent us some great pictures of her finished projects from the last few months. She’s been a busy, busy knitter! She knit Cassie Clarke’s Double Plaited Cable Turban/Headband, with Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras…
…and again with Berroco Vintage.
These Drunk Girl Designs Hey Bee-Otch* mittens were knit in Knittinbro Sock…
…and these “Bernie Mittens” in Berroco Ultra Wool.
And this purr-fectly adorable Cattitude Scarf* by Lisa Hannan Fox is Madelinetosh Tosh DK in the colorways Madonna and Smoke Stack. Kudos, MaryKate!
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!