Color Stories: Perennial

If you are like me, you’ve been enjoying all the beautiful flowers that are bringing color to our gardens. One of my favorite things to do each winter is plan my garden and every year the goal is to make it even more colorful than last year. This summers blooms have inspired a long-overdue Color Stories post.

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We released our Perennial yarn this year and the color palette was directly inspired by flowers. Below are a particularly bright selection that brings my color-loving eyes some pure joy.

Perennial is an incredibly soft and versatile yarn. It is made of 60% Superwash Merino, 25% Suri Alpaca, and 15% nylon. It washes beautifully and will knit up into items you (and the baby!) will be able to wear regularly. Next up on my needles is the Colette pullover for my dear friends new baby. I think Lead and Neon Pink look great together but I think I’ll change it up a bit. What colors would you choose?

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Look out for Meghan’s beautiful version of A Bow in the Sky coming up soon!

Designer Feature: Loquita by Laura Nelkin

We love Laura Nelkin’s designs—particularly her fun and engaging jewelry designs—so when we saw the Loquita necklace pop up we were delighted!

Image: Laura Nelkin

Image: Laura Nelkin

Loquita is made with our Perennial—a light, soft, and silky yarn perfect for a delicate summer necklace. As with all Laura’s “Lola’s Choice” designs this necklace has a kit ready and waiting for with four color options: latte, raspberry, dark teal, and lead. This necklace is perfect for a gift or a personal statement necklace. The summer is a time full of weddings, graduations, ceremonies and this necklace is sure to complement a carefree sundress to summer formal wear.

Image: Laura Nelkin

Image: Laura Nelkin

The Loquita kit includes everything you need to make this lovely necklace, including:

• 35 yards [32 meters] Kelbourne Woolens, Perennial (60% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 15% nylon)
• Approx. 3 g size 8 glass seed beads
• Approx. 2.5 g size 6 glass seed beads
• Hook and eye clasp
• Dental floss threader
• Super floss
•Pattern download code

So what are you waiting for? Go snag one of these kits before supplies run out!

Happy Stitching!


Perennial for Shawl Season: The Crochet List!

At Kelbourne Woolens, summer is the season for crochet and lightweight yarns. Last week we put together a list of our most coveted shawl projects on Ravelry to pair with our buttery soft and light as a cloud Perennial. This week we’re following up with a crochet shawl list that we’re all eager to hook up during these hot summer days.

The Crochet List

Suncatcher by Elena Fedotova
What a better way to kick off a summer shawl crochet than with a shawl called Suncatcher? Use pineapple or gold Perennial to capture the sunny vibe of the original!

Image: Elena Fedotova

Image: Elena Fedotova

The Crochet List

Transposition by Joanne Scrace
Dark, seductive simple stitches make up this alluring shawl inspired by musical scales. We are thinking dark teal in Perennial hits the right note.

Image: Kat Goldin

Image: Kat Goldin

Wisteria by Bernadette Ambergen
Meghan Babin has made this shawl no less than three times and is about to take the plunge and make Wisteria #4 in Perennial. Check out all of Bernadette’s crochet shawls for more inspiration!

Secrets of Bees by CJ Brady
This simple project is easy to memorize and is finished with sweet little daisies at the border.

Image: CJ Brady

Image: CJ Brady

Moonlight Kiss by Kath Baena
We’re captivated by the puff stitch on this super versatile shawl. Make it as long as you want before working the edging!

Image: Kath Baena

Image: Kath Baena

Charme by Karolin Theres
Ending with a colorful blast! Pick out your favorite brights in Perennial for a giant, happy, hue-tastic project this summer!

Image: Karolin Theres

Image: Karolin Theres

Please share your summer Perennial projects with us! Tag us @kelbournewoolens and use the hashtag #KWPerennial.

Happy Hooking!