Month: May 2013


All of Sarah’s yarns are fantastic, but my favorite base is the wool/silk dk–a 85% Polwarth wool and 15% Tussah silk blend that is squishy and soft with a slight sheen to it.  It has excellent stitch definition and takes dye beautifully.  The best

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When Variegated Yarn Calls

InIntrepid Tulips Variegated Yarn

For me, a knitting project often begins with a skein of yarn. You probably know that feeling. In my house, that skein is almost always a variegated yarn. This little gem resulted from a one-off lot of Sock. Every couple

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Variegated Yarn Variations

A week ago I took Shirley Paden’s Knitwear Design class. Pre-class homework involved swatching for the garment we were going to design.  I’ve had a pound of merino DK weight yarn, dyed in a range of greys, black, and bits

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Knit Dye Blog

This is a test post.  It’s actually my very first blog post. Anywhere. I’ve been knitting since before the fall of Rome. I’ve been dyeing yarn and spinning fiber (and occasionally myself) for more than ten years. I’ve now been

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