August 23, 2007
Some call it "clown barf." You know what I'm talking about—the hand-dyed yarns that look like a fully decorated Christmas tree that went through a shredder. Some of these super-colorful skeins work up into magic, others into a muddled mess.
But increasing numbers of small-scale boutique hand-dyers are exploring the concept of the semisolid—a yarn that's technically one color but created from layer upon layer of subtle gradation, shadow, and nuance. I love these yarns, especially for socks.
This week I asked Jane Cochran to design us a pattern expressly for semisolids and, in particular, for one extra special yarn. Jane's Hedgerow Socks pattern and my list of other favorite semisolid yarns are this week's focus.
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