This contest is closed! I announced the winners in this blog post.
I love variegated yarns. They look so pretty in the skein! But sometimes, the colors distribute unexpectedly when you knit them up, and they can pool. Lorna Miser, the founder of Lorna’s Laces yarns, has many ideas for how to knit with hand-dyed yarns. The Knitter’s Guide to Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn is brimming with stitch patterns to redistribute colors and fun patterns to highlight the best qualities of hand-painted yarns.
Here is a sample of some of the projects in this book. There are garments for men, women, and children, as well as lots of fun accessories!
I love this lightweight sweater with a lattice pattern. Depending on what yarn you use, you could wear it just like this in the spring and summer, or layer a shirt underneath for the fall and winter!
This mitered shawl is the perfect way to show off a pretty skein of hand dyed yarn that might be lingering in your stash.
This vest uses a stitch pattern that creates an almost woven and tweedy look.
And I love that this blanket combines a variety of variegated yarns with different fibers. They all work so well together!
Yes, you can even combine variegated yarns in colorwork!
Can’t wait to cast on? The lovely folks at Watson-Guptill Publications sent us 5 copies of this wonderful new book to share with all of you! We’ll even throw in a skein of our new colors of Wool of the Andes Bulky Hand Dyed so you can get started – all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Let me know your favorite color too! I’ll draw names with my handy dandy random number generator on Friday November 5th. Good luck!
Rules! Only one entry per person. Must have a US or Canada shipping address. No purchase necessary.