SHOP UPDATE: Hazel’s Stripes and new Islington Kelp

January 26, 2018

I’m introducing Islington fingering Kelp in this week’s update – a deep emerald with glints of bottle green!

This new hue is just in time for the release of Renée Callahan‘s gorgeous Hazel’s Stripes, another amazing design from her new RECOLLECTION.  Knit in Islington fingering, the finest British Bluefaced Leicester/ silk, it is a long, rectangular wrap which begins at one corner with just a few stitches and is worked on the bias towards the opposite corner.

Renée used 3 skeins of Islington for the sample:, 2 Copper and 1 Icicle.

This simple, sophisticated wrap can be dressed up in slinky silk-blend Islington or down as a scarf knit with rustic Ramble for an earthier, more rugged look. You can see and hear more about this amazing collection on Renée’s podcast!

Above is a little fun animation of more colour suggestions:
Voodoo and Blighty
Sacred Saffron and Squirrelly
Yurt and Light Squirrelly
Violet and Yurt
Turquoise Tarn and Old Smoke
Red Velvet and  Icicle
Gorse and Light Squirrelly
Burdock and  Icicle
Dusk and Blighty
Electric Amaranth and Icicle
Kelp and Light Squirrelly

Hazel would also be amazing with a skein of speckled yarn!

There are two skeins left in the Islington Speckle and, as I somehow managed to sell  my own skein of the Baskerville Dark ooak out from under myself this weekend, I dyed a few more Monday! There are 5 more skeins of this lovely yarn in shop now.