Everyone loves a colorful yarn, and we’ve always been particularly proud of our gorgeous sock yarn, Hawthorne. Inspired by the crush we all have on the newest addition to the Knit Picks lineup, Hawthorne Tonal, we thought we’d take some time to explore hand painted yarn, from both technical and aesthetic points of view
To get us started, Knit Picks Director Alison and Outreach Director Stacey give us an overview of how each of the Hawthorne yarns get their brilliant colors, along with some tips for working with the idiosyncracies that can come with such beautifully unique hand dyed yarns.
Then, our artistically inclined Marketing Director Jennifer and Art Director Heidi talk a bit about color, with some anecdotes, strategies and examples for combining handpainted yarns.
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Mentioned in this Episode:
- Segment 1
- For a visual reference to some of the techniques Stacey mentions, check out her related blogpost!
- Check out Alison’s Flame Princess pullover for an example of her improvised kid’s sweaters
- If you’re interested in planned pooling, be sure to check out the Ravelry group pooled knits for tips & tricks.
- Hawthorne Yarn Lines:
- Segment 2
- Find Your Fade
Aquatic Speckle, Sellwood, Willamette, Nob Hill*, Lad’s Addition*, Lovejoy, Park Rose.Find Your Fade Value Packs in Hawthorne:
- Vitta Cowl|
in Chroma Fingering and Hawthorne Speckle
- Mrs. Blandings
Abernathy, Blueberry Speckle, Willamette, Sellwood, Happy Valley, Lovejoy, Tie Dye Speckle
- Heidi’s current WIP: Magic Spring Shawl
In Silverton, Astoria, and Blueberry Speckle.
- Find Your Fade
- Get the new Hawthorne colors at 20% with complete value packs!