recently, i found a vest pattern i'd love to make for SO. i thought it would be wonderful to make it in the colors of his favorite MLB team. that got me to hunting ravelry and the internet looking for the right shade of blue.
since kelley is a big football fan... how about starting a color series based on professional teams: MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and any other pro league i'm forgetting at 7am lol
i, for one, would buy a truck load more of knitpicks yarn, that way ;)
with a SO, one son, three step-sons, and a tomboyish step-daughter... i'd have a lot of hats, mittens, scarves, and afghans in my future in dodger blue, saints gold, eagles green and so forth.
thanks in advance for reading
i understand that this is part of the process and would end up with a more expensive yarn for the consumer :(
but if i know that i will be getting the right shade of dodger blue or eagle green, i'd be willing to pay a bit more.
If you are looking for a soft, easy care yarn that is worsted weight - I would suggest Swish. It feels wonderful and is machine washable. For a harder wearing yarn, there is also Wool of the Andes, just keep in mind this yarn is not as soft and is hand wash only. Also, since socks with worsted weight yarn are usually a lot thicker, you want to make sure that the recipient will still be able to wear shoes comfortably. Good luck!
-jenny @ knit picks
I saw a "marl" yarn. (acrylic/cotton blend)
Would love to see KP offer a marled fingering weight sock yarn, but in wool. For Nordic-like sweaters and socks.
The ones I saw are 2 color. A white(or off white) with a blue, or a red, or grey etc. (mottled or spotty) The catalog photo then showed a knit yoke sweater with Fair Isle on top and the rest of the sweater in the marl yarn. I love it.
Hi - I'm a new member here, so not sure if I'm posting this in the right thread. I have been given a beautiful Knit Picks Chinook Shawl Kit - one hank each of Shimmer, Shadow Kettle Dyed, Alpaca Cloud, Shadow and Gloss Lace. I have never had KnitPicks yarn before - it is not available in Ireland - and am really excited about using it. BUT I am not keen on lace knitting and prefer large rectangular wraps to shawls - does anyone have any ideas for alternative patterns? The yarn is a beautiful set of graduating colours, and I do want to use every last bit of it! I would love to get started on something over the holidays - when the present knitting is finished with! - and ideally it would be something I could easily do in front of the television. All suggestions welcome!