Kelbourne Woolens Yarn

Perennial x Hand Dye = <3

Handknit shawl folded neatly in a square knit out of neon lime and blue speckled yarn

One of the motivations behind the creation of Perennial was finding the perfect match to the proliferation of hand-dyed sock/fingering weight yarn on the market. It was our goal to create a highly functional and versatile yarn that serves the needs of a lot of knitters and crocheters at a good price without a lot of fuss.

Perennial is not only a wonderful yarn in its own right, but makes a great yarn to pair with a single skein of something special, so I thought I would showcase a few projects I’ve noticed recently that pair Perennial with the hand-dyes we all know and love!

Andrea Mowry’s designs are known for their use of mosaic knitting and excellent use of color change. Madeline knit not one, but three Shiftalong hats using a skein of dark navy, and made this one for her mom by pairing the Perennial with some Baah Yarn La Jolla in pink promise. Emma worked up a Montana Mountain Cowl using natural paired with Fully Spun Sock.

Perennial also looks fabulous when marled! Jeanine loves to knit bright, colorful designs, and her Metropolis by Tanis Lavallee knit using Caribbean paired with a multitude of hand dyed sock yarn and a silk mohair is a riot of color and texture! Kelly paired perennial in pineapple and neon coral with Hedgehog Fibres to knit a marled Farmhouse shawl.

Pink! Zombie-Queen made a pair of Vanilla Extract socks by Cassondra Rizzardi, and Askdzign knit a Soldotna Crop by mixing Perennial in neon pink with some speckled and neutral hand dyes.

This beautiful shawl was going to debut at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle, but alas, the show was canceled. It uses our Perennial yarn in neon lime with Ewe-Nited States of Fiber fingering. You can find Perennial at an LYS near you, and Ewe-Nited States of Fiber here! The pattern is Shawl of Serenity.

As always, we hope you’re all staying in, staying safe, and getting LOTS of knitting done! Find your favorite local yarn stores online who stock Kelbourne Woolens yarns and please support them if you can.

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