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Saturday, July 23, 2016

A new Auburn Wave

There was more fun in the box from Freia Fibers. Shawl ball has arrived.
Meet Neon

The yarn is spun and handpainted in the US.

There are 393m/430 yards on a ball.
Xenon
Krypton
Hellium

I brought a few balls home from TNNA and Diana knit us a shawl. We did the old favourite, Auburn Wave, because I love the pattern. The shawl drapes well and you can knit until you run out of yarn. Two 100gram balls make a great size.

Our sample colour didn't come in this shipment but here are the great colours that we do have.

Here are a few pattern suggestion:
Stephen West's Dotted Rays
Stephen West's Briochevron Wrap. This shawl is really calling my name. And some of these bright colours mixed with a black background would be amazing!
Choose a colorful array of fingering weight yarns and knit this large wrap in two-color brioche. The main color is a black and white marled yarn while bright color pops from Hedgehog Fibres decorate the striped background. Increases and decreases form the graphic chevron lines and the fabric length is customizable.
If you don't want to make a shawl, a really cool scarf would be ZickZack. I've knit the scarf and think it would look awesome in two neon colours. Xenon and Krypton. Wow. Somehow I need to find more hours or more arms or something that lets me knit faster.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

What yummy colors!!!