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 Colour is 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 group and 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.
The real Lord Kitchener had his face plastered on wartime posters exclaiming "Your Country Needs You." Well, your stash needs this yarn.
We have been meticulously planning, prepping and designing for this collection behind the scenes for a few months now and we’re VERY excited to be launching our red carpet, opening night event for all our Countess Ablaze fans. So here we go!
Countess Ablaze presents…
Cabin fever, war, lust, travelling through space, deceit, and murder; it’s our brand-spanking new custom blends collection!