In my Kindred Spirits yarn club, makers receive a single surprise skein of yarn every other month in my signature dye style: a tonal watercolor shade (sometimes gentle, sometimes deeply saturated), lightly peppered with delicate speckles. It's a skein to fall in love with, a skein to inspire you, and most of all, a skein with which to create something beautiful. What will you make?
A pop of color. A color that is outside your usual comfort zone is perfect to use as an accent in colorwork or in a multicolor shawl. Designer Stephen West has a host of shawl patterns where an unexpected color will make a set of neutral colors pop and sparkle.
Save your single skein. When you have three coordinating colorways, make a larger shawl. Some of my favorite three-skein shawls are Afternoon Tea and Beloved by designer Tyne Swedish.