My Sister Knits is incredibly excited to introduce our own yarn, Local! Julie and Diana collaborated with local dyer Nicole Clark of Hue Loco to create seven colorways in three bases. This special project has been in the works for months and is now ready to present to the world! We can't wait!The color inspiration came from Pantone colors and paint chips. Julie and Diana wanted a Colorado-themed palette of fall and winter colors for this first edition of My Sister Knits yarn.Our launch party is Saturday, Sept. 8th so mark your calendars! Nicole will be at the shop from 11am until 1pm to help us celebrate.
Julie is knitting socks with the speckled yarn using the orange as a contrast for the heel and cuff. Since the speckled includes all of the colorways, any of the contrast colors can be used to create different effects! There is also a sample of Melanie Berg's shawl Solaris in progress; it should be ready by our launch date so look for it in the shop!This soft but strong yarn is 80% superwash Merino and 20% nylon.
Notice the delicate, softly muted colors in the DK speckled yarn! The exquisite dappled watercolor effect is created by using a non-superwash base. All of the DK colorways are lovely muted colors and are 100% Merino. This is a specialty line of Nicole's and might not be available again.Julie is knitting the Morning Walk hat which is a great 'anywhere/anytime' project. It's a 1x1 rib, meaning knit 1, purl 1 all the way around.
We keep picking up these saturated tonal 100 % superwash Merino yarns to ooh and aah over them! We were amazed to find that five of them perfectly blend with some Shibui Silk Cloud colorways! Oh, the possibilities!The hat in the photo is a free pattern, Marled Hat, by Plucky Knitter Design. It's quite entertaining to see the marled effect developing as you knit! This is also an anywhere/anytime project because it's only stockinette after the ribbing. There aren't even any crown decreases!
Nicole Clark of Hue Loco
Nicole knitted for years before she began playing around with dying yarn in her kitchen. She has a background in art and was an elementary school art teacher before deciding to stay home with her kids. Color has always been a huge part of her life and playing around with the color of yarn was a natural extension for her. She had an Etsy shop featuring sewing bags, put some of her hand dyed yarn on it, and the rest is history! Or as the French say, 'et tout le monde connait la suite'!Note: if any of you are curious about the term 'colorway' and it's use, take a look at this discussion. It clears up the matter a bit although it can still be confusing!We invite you to join us on Saturday, September 8th as we launch our own My Sister Knits Local yarn! There is a finite number of skeins and when they're gone, they're gone. If you miss them, you'll have to wait until next time, with new colorways!