color not accurate–way too blue purple
Cat Babbie is a true artist. She even has a degree, but she was born with a huge need to create beauty. This she has done in many genres, but this new one is hand-dyed yarn, and I get to be part of it.
Cat and Charlotte Yarn owner Remi have combined ideas and resources to create a custom line of hand painted yarn for the shop. The first collection is called “The Girls,” and it honors all of us who work at the shop.
Cat asked me what I wanted my colorway to look like. Jane ain’t no fool! No way I was giving directions to the expert. The result is Jane’s Blackberry Cobbler. It is so me, and I am so pleased that Cat knows me this well.
I love it, love it, love it. Unfortunately I can’t photograph it. I’ve tried over and over and I can’t get the color right for you. I can’t even edit it right for you. Trust me. It is blackberry color.
The first project, which will be at the shop tomorrow, is this scarf which combines a basic K3, P1 rib with knit and crochet scrumbles. I used some of my favorite crochet patterns
Fairy wings, Traveling Ivy, Bullions, Irish rings, Leaves, Blackberries ( well, berries)
After I finished the scarf, I played paper dolls with the various bits of scrumble until I discovered something I liked. I tried to vary the pieces, and I had to make a few more to fill in some holes. I just whipped them on with the same yarn. If they had been knit with a contrasting yarn, I probably would have used sewing thread to keep the sts invisible on the back. Was not a problem here though.
Since the yarn comes in a 250yd skein, one skein was plenty. The base yarn is 100% merino wool ( yum) in a worsted weight. I used a size 8 US needle and various crochet hooks.
Turtlegirl76 aka Cristi has a feature about her Tabby Tuesday colorway here.
The other colorways, all gorgeous, can be seen here. I’ve already started a shawl with the one for Patsy. The ones here that Cristi shot are closer to the correct color.
I’m sorry, Cat. Just shows a photo is nothing compared to the original.
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