This week we have been dyeing up a ton of sock-weight yarns perfect for shawls and, of course, socks! Our bases this week include the very sophisticated Classy (seen above in the colourway Wishing Well), which is a gorgeous mix of merino and silk. This yarn has a beautiful drape and feels so nice against the skin: we highly recommended it for shawls or cowls.
Our second offering is Uptown Sock, our soft single-ply yarn which again is perfect for shawls and cowls. Have fun mixing colours and using this yarn in stripy shawls and colourwork projects. We recommend mixing Dandelion and In The Navy or Spice Market and Metropolis; they look fabulous together (see below)!
Here are a few of our favourite two colour cowls and shawls:
- Kallara by Ambah O'Brien
- Makariri Shawl by Francoise Danoy
- Infinito by Joji Locatelli
- Spring To It Cowl by Kristen Finlay
We also have Top Draw Sock available this week, which is our most popular yarn. This base is a great all-round yarn: it works fantastically for both socks, shawls and cowls and everything else! We've dyed up a whole heap of Crazy Colourways (which result in micro stripes when knit into socks - lots of fun!) PLUS we have literally a gazillion skeins of Minis (mini Top Draw skeins) which work perfectly as contrasting heels and toes for socks, or fun additions to those beautiful stripped crochet blankets.
As mentioned last week, we will be topping up the shop each week with sweater quantities of sweater-weight yarns. This week, we have Winter which is our super-soft worsted SW Merino base. We've dyed up a selection of semi-solid colours (like Slate, seen below) as well as tonal and lightly variegated colours (like The Outback, see below) for those who like a bit more colour variation.
- Harvest by Tin Can Knits
- Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
- Rift by Jared Flood
- Slade by Michele Wade
All the yarns for this week's update will be in shop Friday 31st March at 9am AEDST!
Have a wonderful weekend!
The Skein Team xxoo