Remember during our Big Sale last November we introduced a new Hawthorne yarn? Well, it proved so popular we had to bring it back – say hello again to Hawthorne Speckle!
I have to admit, I was not fully on the speckle train, unlike all of my fellow coworkers. However, I did think the colorway Aquatic Speckle was pretty (I’m a sucker for blues & greens). So when we got it back in, I decided it was time to start a new pair of socks…and now I’m in love. I really enjoy the random pops of color throughout my project – I don’t mind the pooling nature of handdyed yarns such as the regular Hawthorne line but if you do, Speckle is certainly the way to go.
While I’m just doing a pair of plain socks, using my Go Your Own Way pattern, there are so many other patterns that Hawthorne Speckle will look great in! Here are a few on my to-knit list.
First of all, I’m constantly making slouchy hats and ones in fingering weight are always my favorites – I probably don’t need to say that I have several Hawthorne hats already. So next up for me is the the fun Portland Saturday Market by designer 80skeins.
I love the purl ridges mixed with the stockinette – it keeps my attention and it’s fun to watch the hat grow. I think this would look fantastic in Graffiti Speckle colorway – and a fun hat to wear when I’m actually at the Saturday Market.
Another type of fingering weight projects I love are shawlettes/scarves – just the right amount of warmth on a spring day or summer evening. One I’ve been dying to do is the Shea Scarf by Tabetha A. Hedrick – I just love this stitch pattern.
I think this would look fabulous in a colorway like Confetti Speckle – bright pops of a rainbow colors to greet the sunny days we know are on the way!
Since many folks tend to shy away from garments in handdyed yarns – because of the pooling nature – I bet Hawthorne Speckle would be a great substitute. A lightweight top would make a wonderful eye-catching project. So the Distant Lights Top by Irina Anikeeva is top of my list.
I’m thinking Cosmic Speckle would be a great choice for this project!
So are you a Speckle-lover? What projects do you like for this fun yarn?