One of the new yarns offered by my supplier is a luxury sport weight of 45% Baby Alpaca, 40% Merino, and 15% Cultivated Silk, running about 250 yards per 4 oz hank. It’s a little more expensive than some of my other yarns so I only got 3 cones of it to try out and see if you folks like it. 🙂
I dyed it all up yesterday. As you know, most of my one-of-a-kind dye jobs are multi-color, either speckles, fades or some other array. After doing a couple in my standard techniques, I realized that this particular yarn needs to be more solid colors — a luxury yarn that shows up excellent stitch work, like cables or open-work or even deceptively simple but visually appealing seed stitch.
So, most of this week’s collection are solids. As is my norm, I dyed them all as Twinsets — many sport weight projects call for more than single hank, so I wanted to be sure there is enough of a given color to do that. But, of course, there is no obligation to claim both hanks of a Twinset if you only need one. 🙂
When I showed the collection on Facebook, fresh from the steamer and cooling outside, there was speculation that there were a couple of teals (7th from left and 3rd from right). I actually did not use any teal dye at all.
The ones in question are now marked as BRS18-401 & 402, and BRS18-419 & 420. I’d call the darker one more of a dark jade sort of color. #407 & 408 are a fawny/camel tan with hints of red in some areas. #415 & 416 were dyed with the run-off from #403 & 404 (which are segmented with maroon, purple, turquoise, and violet). #413 & 414 came out as an amazing slightly-grayed woodsy color, a combination of diluted brown and diluted navy. Some of the other colors speak for themselves, and (as always) while I take daytime/daylight photos and post without modifying the image colors, they may appear different on your monitor. Several of these solids were created by blending dyes and can’t be exactly reproduced.
These will be ready to ship Monday or Tuesday, but you can claim the ones you want now by sending me an email indicating your selections.
All those unclaimed below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page.