February Pop-Up – Ireland

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This month may be February, but we’re already thinking of March 🙂 When I visited the Emerald Isle I was blown away, even in March, by the sheer greenness of the country.  Grass green, earthy green, blue-green, sea-green, you name it. The country is gorgeous, the people are some of the friendliest I’ve ever met, and knitting has a rich history there (I actually got to visit Aran Island!).

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Emerald green transitions through earth tones to deep brown. It’s a simple, elegant result that comes from a slightly more complex dye process; I don’t actually use green dyes for this. I do everything in a rich turquoise blue and then paint in burnt umber and gold tones to achieve this rich green.

Along with this months colour, we have a new base to announce! The winner of our yarn tasting event, introducing “Blue Mountain Sport”.

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(Killarney Sock for comparison on the left, Blue Mountain Sport on the centre and right)

This is a heavy, rich base. It takes colour beautifully, at 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon. It’s so heavy it actually feels more like DK weight, and it comes in 350 yards of smooshy wonderfulness.

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I’ll be designing around this base for the new book (release by April, stay tuned!) – it’s going to round out our offering nicely by giving folks a heavy cashmere option, great shine and solid stitch definition with no halo. We’re excited to offer this in all our colours come February 1st; tonal and gradients.

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Ireland will be available in our _ombre_ section starting Feb 1st and lasting until the evening of Feb 3rd. Remember, this one is a gradient yarn, if you buy the Ireland in the tonal section it’s not the same thing (though it will be a lovely match).

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Just in time to knit something for St. Paddy’s day 🙂 Enjoy!