All about Lilac – New Quartz & Thistle - Kettle Yarn Co.

All about Lilac – New Quartz & Thistle

May 11, 2018

There is a new shade in  Kid Mohair / Silk Hythe lace this week, a gentle purple/pink I’ve named Quartz. This hue is in between pink and purple and works beautifully with both colours, as well as Hythe Cormorant grey.

I’ve dyed this colour to match a hue in a new single breed yarn I will be releasing soon, Northiam, an incredibly soft non-superwash British Bluefaced Leicester that I’ve had spun and dyed specifically for all of you at a fantastic British mill.

Worsted spun Northiam Thistle, shown below on a cloud of Quartz, is the highest quality BFL I’ve felt and has good stitch definition for cables, lace and other textures. I’ll am making a number of preview skeins in fingering weight available with the Quartz listing if anyone fancies using the two together. Both are a purple/pink that goes beautifully with mustards, green and indigo.

There are only 7 skeins of Quartz available immediately, as I’ve used 3 skeins in the bag for my Magnolia using the combo above, but I will set the listing to allow backorders if they sell out. Laine Magazine, Issue 4, with the Magnolia pattern is available for pre-order until the end of May.

I started the jumper a little over a week ago and am already on the lace at the sleeves – it feels like a light, fluffy cloud and I don’t want to put it down! SO addictive and perfect travel knitting – relaxing stockinette with a touch of complexity in the lace. It was great on my long haul flights to Canada and back.

See a comparison of existing purples, above. Quartz is closest to the following hues  – Baskerville Mulberry, Beyul Boysenberry and Balsam. I think it would look absolutely dreamy with any of the greys, especially Baskerville Dawn, which is back in stock in fingering weight this week.

Hythe held double with Baskerville will be an absolute dream and I am thinking of using the combo for a new fluffy mohair/fingering cardigan soon to be released by Joji Locatelli!

I am having so much fun discovering new patterns in this combo of yarns and will do a compilation of my favourites for you soon.


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