Thursday, May 31, 2018

Stash Busting

Lynn cast off Kallara this morning (and hopes to block it tonight). The colours look great. Lynn used two skeins of Uschitita.
Go subtle or go bold with this fun shawl. Opt for gentle stripes for a neutral shawl, perfect for any occasion, then knit another in your favourite brights, neons, gradient or speckled hues teamed with a strong solid for a show-stopping accessory.  
Kallara features a slightly asymmetrical, shallow triangular shape with long tapered ends. Sitting comfortably on the shoulders without too much bulk, it’s adaptable enough to be worn as a wrap, shawl, or scarf.
Ambah writes a great pattern that is very easy to follow. For Kallara, you need to know how to cast on, knit, knit in the front and back of a stitch and an easy decrease.

I asked Alex and Lynn to put together colour combinations that they would use to make Kallara. While they were playing in the yarn I decided to put together a few combinations as well.

merino light gin 'n' tonic and purple rain
skinny singles parklife and sage
uschitita black cherry and sugared violets
skinny singles heyday and petrol
skinny singles spell and potluck 1560
merino light found pottery and prairie fire
tosh sock villian and potluck 1430
long dog bounce sock sassenach in the highlands and monster mash
uschitita havanna and skinny single potluck 1490

I'm not going to tell you who chose which. Leave a comment and let me know your guess.

I went to do something and when I got back there was more yarn on the front table. They each put together another combination.
twist light coquette deux and outlander
litlg sock chlorophyll and long dog bounce sock coral crush

I finally sent them home. They weren't going to stop. There are so many amazing hand dyed yarns available that it can become all-consuming. The skein in this basket calls your name and then there is another skein over that that grabs you.

This is the perfect project for stash busting. We all have one (or twenty) skeins in our stash that we bought because we loved it but have no clue what we're going to do with it. Pick two different colours and start. Or mix that wild skein with a neutral - black, grey, beige, navy, dark purple (of course purple is a neutral in my world). I bet you can put together at least two combinations with yarn you have at home.

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