Orchid – February 2017 Tiger Club

Yellow and Pink Orchids on Blue

I wanted to get some spring into your hands in time to work it up for the upcoming season. This inspiration photo of a spray of Orchids was just the thing!  I had fun working up the bright green and pink, a soft and stronger yellow, and the perfect blue to tie it all together (I erred a bit more toward sky than the teal in the photo….artist’s license….and the color the picture printed out as!).

Orchid Falkland Wool - February 2017 Tiger Club

The fiber is Falkland, one of my favorites, especially when I want to dye clear and pale colors.  It’s a great all-around fiber, soft enough, but with a bit of sturdiness, too.  Spin as-is back and forth across the colors, or divide up to keep the colors in order….or do your own thing….I can’t wait to see your yarn!

Orchid Panda Sock Yarn - February 2017 Tiger Club

The yarn is Panda, a blend of superwash Merino, Bamboo rayon, and Nylon.  It’s quite sturdy, and has enough memory for socks….or a great drape for shawls, scarves, and clothing items.  It’d be pretty for baby, too.  It’s dyed in the round for longer color repeats, and will likely mini-stripe on socks.  It might be fun in a modular type pattern, such as entrelac or domino knitting, diagonal stacking sock like Skew, or shortrowing like Diamondback.  Or try stacking the colors by knitting a cowl in the round.  Or weave a scarf on your rigid heddle loom!  Stop by the Facebook page, or our Ravelry group and show us what you make!

Interested in receiving a beautiful surprise of fiber and/or sock yarn each month?  Try Tiger Club…..you can join for as little as one month, stay as long as you like.  I have openings in all clubs right now….until March 15th (or when they fill up)!

About ThePaintedTiger

I'm an Indie dyer of yarn and fiber. I love all the colors, but especially green and brown.....and purple, and blue.....
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