Imagine a summer picnic with Emma, Mr. Knightley and a generous slice of Battenberg cake.
We developed three colorways for our May subscription box, each dyed on our super-soft House Blend base and inspired by Jane Austen's Emma. The colorways are inspired by the costumes and setting in the 2009 BBC production of Emma: lush tea roses, Emma's favorite terracotta-colored dress, summer picnics, and the dusty green of Mr. Knightley's coat.
Colorway: Mr. Knightley
Inspiration: Knightley's dusty green (and slightly rumpled looking) jacket
Color notes: A very cool, dusty green with a dip-dyed section of olive green to add tonal interest.
House Blend is my perfect fiber blend for shawls and accessories. It's an ultra-soft combination of merino, cashmere and nylon, with a gentle twist that neither too tight nor too loose. It's soft, drapey, is beautiful to touch and work with, and takes on lovely tonal colors.
Little Skein House Blend
Care: Hand wash in cold water; lay knitted item flat to dry.
80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon
435 yards | 100 grams