Sea Urchins – February 2016 Tiger Club

Inspiration for February’s Club came from this photo print of sea urchins.  (You may click here to purchase this print on Etsy).  I loved the many colors of green against the weathered wood.

Masham Wool has the perfect brown/grey for this background, and I added four shades of green, plus a bit of extra brownish grey in spots.  I love how it turned out.  Masham (or Massam) is a longwool cross, and is a very durable fiber often used in carpet or upholstery.  You could make some very hard wearing socks with this (I suggest from the fold, lower spin twist, higher ply twist to keep it from being wiry), or spin it like Wensleydale (worsted, fine, low twist) for a shawl.

Sea Urchin - Masham Wool Combed Top February Tiger Club 2016

We haven’t had Safari for awhile, and I usually like to make a striping yarn with it.  I decided on a back and forth striping pattern with the four shades of green….sometimes the difference is pretty subtle, but overall it is quite pleasing.

Sea Urchin - Safari Sock Yarn February Tiger Club 2016
I promised a swatch in the note in your club package, and I actually did one better, I knit a whole pair of socks.  I’ll give you the preview now, I’ll make another post with knitting details later.  These are size 9 women’s, 64 stitches at about 7-8 stitches per inch, and they are a taller mid-calf length.  I have 1.3 oz of yarn leftover.

Sea Urchin Socks
We do have a few sock yarn spots open in Tiger Club, and you are welcome to drop me a line to be on the waiting list for any of the fiber or combination clubs.  We’d love to have you!

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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