Today we have a healthy mix of Scrambled Colors and Unique Fades.
Because I tried to deliberately do this week what I’d accidentally done so well last week, I can’t be surprised that I’m not quite as tickled as I was last week. Even so, I’m not disappointed with any of this week’s yarns.
But first — Do y’all remember this project? I had originally done it in 2015 or 2016, and the instructions for the hand-knitting version were written in 2016. It is a basic shell stitch design that is presented in chart form, requiring very easy knit and purl stitches with short rows. But there are no wrap-and-turns in this design. The charts are made to show every row, and the stitch count for every row, along with little arrows to show which direction you will be knitting — knitting on the right-to-left rows and purling on the left-to-right rows. The only thing taking this from beginner to intermediate level is that you need to carefully count your stitches.
The stitch pattern instructions are written in such a way that you can knit scarves, blankets, shawls, etc. If you follow the chart exactly as shown, you will end up with a scarf similar to what I show in the picture.
I am showing this stitch pattern today because this is the sort of design that works PERFECTLY for the kind of yarns I’ve been dyeing lately, especially the monochrome fades and the multi-color soft tone dyes. Of course it would also work well with the Scrambled Colors dyes done here today and last week — by following the simple stitch design you can allow the yarn to do all the “work” of creating a spectacular finished piece that looks like shells or fish scales.
Also, if you use two different colorways (as in the 2nd picture), you can create alternating rows of shells so you can easily find your place as you knit. Or use up all your random colored yarns and make every row of shells/scales unique!
Normally, I would sell this stitch design pattern for $7.00, but when you order any two or more yarns today or tomorrow (Saturday-Sunday) from this new collection (BRS23 #277-300), I will send you a PDF copy of my instructions.
All of these yarns are Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each), and are normally $27.50 apiece. For Saturday and Sunday, you may claim any two or more for just $25.50 each, AND get the Shell/Scales stitch pattern hand-knitting instructions free.
Every Twinset shown this week has at least 3 colors applied whether as a Scrambled Colors or a Fade. Normally for my fades, I will use a straight dye or a pre-blended dye to make a monochrome fade. This time, however, I faded multiple colors over another as faded layers. This creates a depth that I don’t normally achieve by doing a monochrome fade.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered selections. If you are outside the U.S., please let me know so I can calculate your international shipping rate. I invoice all requests through PayPal, but if you do not have a PayPal account, they can still process your credit/debit card payment for me. They never reveal to me how you paid, they just inform me a payment is completed.
I expect these all to be dried, reskeined, and ready for shipping on or about Wednesday.
Rack 1 – 277, 278, 279, 280,
281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288,
Rack 2 –
289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300