I hope this finds you in good spirits. I’m running a little late this week; I had hope to get this week’s collection out on Friday, but I’ve been a little under the weather. Nothing serious, just not feeling quite myself. Even so, dabbling in colors helped to cheer me, so it’s all good now.
As we are getting toward Spring, your thoughts may be turning toward springtime scarves, cowls, and other projects to brighten your wardrobe. With many people turning toward fanciful face masks to show their individuality during these times, why not accessorize with bright colors elsewhere as well.
This week we have a new Blog Reader Specials collection of Superwash Merino DK (280 yards). I had started out thinking I would go for “light-and-bright” but because of the palette I had picked out for this week, it didn’t turn out that way. As you know, I don’t really follow recipes but I will often make up “rules” that only apply to the current dye session. A fairly standard rule is that a Twinset must be dyed as evenly or equally as I can make them, with various dyes used in fairly equal proportions across both skeins, so they can be used together.
My guiding rule this week: each Twinset must have at least 3 different dyes, without regard for whether any 2 of them would normally go together; just grab a squeeze bottle and go to town, grab another and start squirting, grab a third and fill in where it looks like something is needed. I have always thought there are no ugly colors, just unfortunate combinations, and this week seems to bear that out.
Just to make it super simple, here is a link to all the free knit and crochet patterns for 150-300 yards of DK weight yarn at Ravelry — over 1200 free patterns to choose from! If you need a broader selection, there are also patterns to buy on Ravelry.
These are all 100% Superwash Merino DK (280 yards), and will be ready to ship on or before Thursday. They’ll dry a day or two, then get reskeined and labeled for shipping or posting to the BRS page. Each skein is $28.00.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered selections. There is no obligation to claim a Twinset, although if you wish to make a larger project, it is helpful to take both skeins to ensure color compatibility. Because of the way I work, it is virtually impossible to ensure color compatibility one batch to the next, but I am always happy to make more than two at a time if you need larger batches all at one time.
I did want to point out all yarns are sold “as is”. I don’t show merely representative samples and then send out from a larger pile of similar yarns. What you see in the pictures is the yarn you will receive, although I do reskein all yarns for easier handling before shipping.
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121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132
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133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144