You know that skein of beautiful, multi-color sock yarn you just couldn’t resist? And then it turned out you didn’t know quite what to do with it? I totally figured it out. Pelagic is what you do with it!
First you grab a slightly heavier, solid-color yarn to pair with it. Then you bring them together in just the right way, the solid-color yarn keeping things orderly while the multi-color gets to be just as wild as it wants!
Here I’ve got Chickadee by Quince & Co playing the role of respectable solid-color yarn (Kumlien’s Gull), and Meridian by Seven Sisters Arts playing the role of wild child (Aphrodite), but this would work beautifully with lots of combinations. Just keep in mind you do want to use a slightly heavier yarn for the solid color to get the right drape in the hat and flare in the cuff.
Segmenting the colorful yarn off into neat sections like that lets it shine without letting it get too out of control. It works on the hat with nice broad bands of color, and it works on the cuff with more delicate columns. I really love how it lets me take a yarn I love (but would be just a little scared of) and show it off.
And just look what it does at the top of the hat! I’m not really sure anyone can be expected to resist that for long.
And speaking of irresistible, Karen over at Seven Sisters Arts has a treat for one of you. She’s sending someone a skein of the beautiful Meridian yarn I used here. All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment telling how you feel about wild colored yarn. Are you helpless to resist? Don’t quite get the appeal? Stash full of the stuff and no idea what to do with it? There’s no right or wrong answer, I just like to know how you guys feel! Someone will take home a skein of their very own.
And while I can’t quite manage to yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount. You can use the code FLASH to get a dollar the price between now and Friday. Just put Pelagic in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code FLASH. You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.
Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, September 9, 2016 will be entered to win. I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send yarn their way. Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner). If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them.