Every year, I like to stretch my club budget and send something a little extravagant. This year, it’s November. One of my favorite subjects for dyeing is Twilight…either that bit between dark and dawn, or day and dusk. Each one is a beautiful and unique masterpiece. I took the coral (hey, 2019 color of the year!!), blended it into dusty pink, lavender, deeper violet, and finally into shades of blue….seven distinct colors in all, with blending at each transition.
The yarn this month is Silky Soft, a beautiful 85/15% blend of fine 19.5 micron merino yarn and mulberry silk. The two ply structure makes it perfect for lace patterns. This is NOT superwash, so do hand wash. I love the subtle sheen the silk gives this, and the yarn is so soft.
I specially wound this yarn, then dyed it across. The method is not exact and results in a nice painted look when knitted or woven, as the colors will go back and forth at the transitions.
I’m very happy with how these turned out, and I’m looking forward to bringing more colors on this yarn in this dyeing style to the shop in the new year.
Even dyers have stash, and our fiber this month came from a special I purchased and used for club in 2014(!), and it has been waiting for the right time to come out again. The fiber is gorgeous, and now I wish I could get more! The blend is 50/30/20% Alpaca, Merino, and Silk. This is going to drape very nicely.
I hope you enjoy your club, and if you’ve missed the fun….you can always hop on board!! Tiger Club has various sock and fiber clubs open for new subscriptions through December 15th, after that it will open again on January 1. Contact me about gift options, I’m happy to work with you!