Jeweled – June 2015 Tiger Club

Sometimes, you just gotta go with what you love!  Instead of taking inspiration from a picture this month, I went with my favorite jeweled tones of Emerald, Sapphire, and Amethyst….with other semi-precious shades in between….for 10 shades in total.

Our fiber is Wensleydale, which lent the required sheen to our Jeweled theme.  This long wool likes to be spun fine and with just enough twist to hold it together.

Jeweled - June 2015 Tiger Club - Wensleydale wool

The yarn is a new one, Bengal Soft, which is a BFL 2 ply.  Blue Faced Leicester is one of the most fine long wools, and lends a nice little bit of shine, while being kitten soft.  I dyed this in a new method for a gradient effect, with the color sections increasing for a triangular shawl, or it would look great in a rectangle knitted the long way. Jeweled - June 2015 Tiger Club - Bengal Soft Yarn

To try the method, I made a skein of this in Hibiscus, and here is my shawl progress so far.  You can see that it does progress, but in a back and forth pooling kind of way.  I like the effect. Hibiscus Shawl in Bengal Soft

Tiger Club is closed for July so that I could rearrange my dyeing schedule around our activities.  There has been a fair amount of interest shown however….so stay tuned, I may open it up in August.

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