Blue Christmas is a pale, layered shade of moonlight and loneliness. The inner layer is a custom mix of pale silver and gold, and I've layered icy blue and green over. It's then speckled with the rich forest green of pine trees and the tiniest hint of silver bells.
Six bases (from lace to DK weight). It's pictured on Smooth Sock.
Yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above).
Blue Christmas will look beautiful on the following bases. Please note: only Smooth Sock is available as ready to ship; everything else is preorder and will ship after Christmas..
Mohair Lace ($30)
72% kid mohair, 28% silk
459 yards | 50g
Smooth Sock ($28)
80% superwash merino, 20% nylon
400 yards | 115g
House Blend no. 2 ($33)
70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
400 yards | 115g
Hand wash, air dry
Finished projects knit with my yarn should be hand washed with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse. Always air dry to keep your knitwear looking its best.
Depending on the difference in chemistry between your local water and mine, there may be some color bleeding in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this. If you prefer to wash your socks in warm water, I recommend adding a color catcher to the wash. You can learn more about how water affects color in this article in the June 2018 issue of Spin Off magazine.
I call my style of hand-dyeing watercolor speckles. Each skein has multiple layers of color that blend, shift and merge, with intentional wee tiny random dots of intense color. When dyeing, I focus on what the final fabric will look like. My goal is a fabric that may look semi-solid from a distance but, when viewed closely, shows a depth of subtle color differences.
There will be variations in color intensity and placement. I think that’s part of what makes each skein perfect – they’re not identical. If you will be using more than 1 skein in your project, alternate skeins to blend any color differences.
I just received my order, so I haven't used it yet! But it's lovely and squishy and pretty and speckly and I can't wait to turn it into a cardigan in 2020.