October 08, 2015
I do love a good pattern that deals well with variegated yarn. Fresh off the press, Louise Zass-Bangham of Inspiration Knits has designed a series of accessories that will look good knitted in the wildest of colourways to the tamest of pastels.
Knit Play Colouris a whirlwind tour of colour play, especially those frightening scary looking ones that look great sitting on the shelf and you can have a stroke of. This Ain't A Scene, I'm looking at you!
Yarn Tamer is a work of genius and I'm a huge fan of pairing scary variegated yarns with something more sedate. It's like introvert meets extrovert and they get on really well.
But if you were to PLAY with your own version, imagine what you could do. Invert the sedate and the wild yarns, use self striping, two solid colours, mini skeins... Louise invites you to explore these possibilities in her book.
Louise is hosting a Yarn Tamer KAL in October in her Ravelry groupand you are all invited to join in.
Trailblazer is a crescent scarf that uses yarn from last year's The Twelve Caesars Collection, a year long limited edition collection of yarns and fibres inspired by Suetonius and his biographies of the first Roman emperors. Whilst this colourway is no longer available, Louise invites you to make the most of those limited edition and OOAK yarns from indie dyers and to think outside of the box. I say this and I've cast on a Yarn Tamer using similar colours to the original so I need to take Louise's advice!
I am also running a little giveaway of a digital copy of the book. To be entered into the giveaway, comment by the end of Saturday with what colours would make up your fantasy wild yarn.