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Autumn seems to have truly arrived in London and the temperature has plummeted. In desperate need for warmth I went a little golden caramel crazy last weekend – they were so yummy and comforting I just got carried away and stuck with variations of the hue!
From left to right in the banner above:
- Islington fingering in ‘Gold Dust‘ – 55% Superwash *British Bluefaced Leicester • 45% Silk
- Falkland fingering in ‘Peanut Brittle‘ – 80% Superwash British Falkland Merino • 20% Bamboo
- Westminster fingering in ‘Butternut‘ – 50% Baby Camel • 50% Silk
- Aran in ‘Ginger‘ – 60% Baby Alpaca • 30% Merino • 10% Bamboo
Let’s start with the Aran in a colourway I named ‘Ginger’ as it is that perfect natural redhead shade I’ve always wanted! Perfect for a nice thick autumn cowl or squidgy hat. Nearly the same blend as The Fibre Company’s famed Canopy Fingering, this aran has a 10% more superfine Alpaca and 10% less Bamboo for a slightly warmer aran that still has bamboo’s amazing moisture wicking properties to keep your head dry and toasty all winter.
is perfect for a softer-on-the-skin and lighter hued version Jared Flood’s Bray Cap
from the new Brooklyn Tweed Fall 13
. With nice fat cables and at only 160 yards for the pattern, you’ll even have 23yd of your skein of Ginger left if you want to make it a bit larger and more slouchy, which would be my plan!
Moving up in hue with a bit more yellow is colourway Butternut in the Westminster blend in rich variegated shades of rust, golds and straw.
The talented Lori, from the amazingly sunny Californian blog lori times five
suggested Kat Coyle
‘s Flying Home
shawl, below, for this yarn on Kettle’s new Ravelry group page
the other day. Her beautiful version (blocked without the super-frilly
pointed peaks in the pattern photo) makes it much more appealing to me in Lori’s gorgeous photo above… and would
truly be the perfect pattern to show off the yarn!
Moving further along the colour wheel and bit more yellow again, this time with Peanut Brittle
in the spongy Falkland blend fingering, above. This yarn is perfect for a lighter, more neutral and somewhat dressier in feel version of Julie Hoover’s newly released Hartford
. The small amount of bamboo just adds the tiniest bit of shine and drape to the 80% British Falkland merino – a wool known for its insulating loft and pillow-y handle.
And last, but certainly not least is Isington in a pure, glowing colourway called Gold Dust
. This would be divine
as a slightly lighter and yet more dressy version of Laura’s
amazing Annabel Pullover
by Carrie Bostick Hoge, pictured above in Switzerland. What a beautiful project, Laura! I could see this looking sophisticated enough for evening wear with its glowing sheen and those pearlised garter bumps! Perfect.
Just a reminder that the Purlside special 15% discount is only on for another couple of weeks, so if you are not seeing a colour you like, or something has run out, let me know and I will dye it up for you on a custom order.
I have gotten some amazing new bases last week and have updated some of the popular colourways, like Blighty, above, in the Islington blend used in my Relax. There are now sweater quantities currently available, once again. There are also a few NEW amazing bases which will be rolling out as I get them dyed, possibly next week
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**update** The Blighty has sold out again, but I am hoping to get a bit more dyed up throughout the week so keep checking back. Also, Butternut is gone….!