There are three new self striping colourways in the shop this week. Self striping sock yarns are great fun – maximum colour pleasure for minimum effort. I’m sure they knit up faster too, because it’s so tempting to keep knitting until the next stripe is completed.
The first new colour is silver ocean – narrow bands of lime, turquoise, blue and green interspersed with silver.
Self striping sock yarns also work beautifully for mitts, an there’s something about these colours which would be perfect for a frosty day.
I’ve finally got to grips with the electric ball winder, and now I’ve stopped swearing at it (it’s a temperamental beast with a mind of its own) I have to admit it makes very petty yarn cakes.
Next is silver berry – narrow stripes of purple, wisteria, pink and plum, all overdyed with shades of silver and charcoal. I love taking what could be quite a sweet colourway and messing it up a little. It’s more fun that way.
Finally a colourway which was inspired by the amazing images coming from the James Webb telescope – Galaxy.
Short runs of greens, blues and purple, flashes of white and plenty of inky dark. The stripes are much less obvious in the colourway, and it would look great as a cowl or in a shawl if you didn’t want to make socks or mitts.
As well as new sock yarn colours I’ve restocked a couple of favourites. The non binary pride flag colourway has been requested lots, so it’s possible this batch will sell out quickly.
One of the lovely bits of my job is finding out what people are making with the yarns I dye. Lots of people want to knit for friends or children and I can imagine how delighted the recipient is going to be.
Last up for the self striping restock is black rainbow. I’ve been promising myself fingerless mitts in this since I dyed the first batch – so maybe this time I’ll make that happen.