DK Avocado speckles in Islington!

July 19, 2018

A bit more fun with speckling this week, this time with Islington DK which I’ve naturally avocado-dyed and then also speckled with black, to make it extra, super-duper special!


ISLINGTON DK
SW British Bluefaced Leicester / Silk
100 grams = 212 m • 232 yds

This classy/fun combo should knit up with fairly regularly repeating spots of black and grey on gorgeous champagne background.

This would be the perfect yarn to use with something simple like the recent  Laine Magazine Nutkin design in Islington DK.


© Laine Magazine

It would also work beautifully in any of Renée Callahan’s beautifully simple Zen Variations patterns, adding a bit of drama to the timeless designs. Wouldn’t kimono-like Takumi, below, be marvelous in this simple spotted yarn?


Takumi in semi-solid Islington DK Blighty.


Left: …against all odds (Max) by Isabell Kraemer in Beyul Steppe, Yurt and Black Quartz
Right: Enso by Renée Callahan in Islington DK Siren Call

This speckled yarn would also be amazing striped with Old Smoke or Black Quartz in a simple top like Enso, above right,  as well. I imagine it striped with a solid colour block at the top similar to my Beyul fingering jumper above.


Ketch Harbour by Fiona Alice

Or maybe a super unique shawl, like Ketch Harbour? I love how this shawl reminds me of birds wings.

As always with the avocado dyed yarns, which are more labour intensive and take quite a few avocados, there is only a small amount available. 20 skeins are now in shop while they last.

Find the Zen Variations books in the shop as well!

Make sure you are signed up to the Kettle Krew for advance notice of all exclusives.