Diadem DK was a very special and very limited edition yarn that first made its appearance during last year’s epic Cyber Monday sale. The metallic hues were incredible and the plush DK weight of this alpaca silk yarn was absolutely lovely – which is why we are so happy to see this yarn back in an array of saturated solids inspired by prized jewels and gemstones.
In addition to the heavier DK weight, we have Diadem Solid Fingering in the new shimmering single-hued shades as well! The blend of alpaca and silk gives this single-ply yarn an amazing sheen with a delicate drape – perfect for winter-worthy accessories like cushiony scarves and luxe infinity cowls.
A yarn like Diadem doesn’t need a lot to let it shine, so my first Diadem DK project was crocheted in a simple half double crochet through the back loop – worked lengthwise and then seamed. The above version uses Copper and Argent together for a modern color blocked aesthetic, but I’ve since made equally amazing solid colored versions.
I’m really itching to start a new cowl following the same pattern, but using three colors instead of two. Here are a few of my favorite color combos with Diadem Solids:
I seriously LOVE the new solid shades in Diadem, I just know that this is going to be the yarn for special holiday gifts for friends and family (and myself, who am I kidding!) – what are some of your favorite color combos in Diadem?
You can find both weights of the new Solid Diadem yarns here: