Look at this handsome fellow! A lovely blend of greens, blues, browns, and a bit of black and white. I’ve made variations of some of the colors over the years, but I wanted to capture more of them at once.
Our fiber is a new variation (to TPT, anyway) of an age old fiber….Merino. This is 19 micron, and is cottony soft. I dyed ‘there and back’ with the colors, so you can split it the short way in the middle if you want a matching 2 ply. (Yes, I totally posed it in a duck shape.)
For the yarn, I wanted to capture some pattern, too….like the white dots on the orange-brown breast. I thought it would be too busy in variegated, so I went with stripes, on Journey Sock yarn for a bit of shine. The two blues are different in person, goofy camera. Anyway, I like how it turned out, and it will be a fun knit that can take a bit of pattern, or not, depending on what you’d like to do.