Finished Projects: Meggo’s A Bow in the Sky

Ask anyone, I’ve never been known to wear bright colors, despite my healthy appreciate for them on other people. It’s a personal comfort thing created by a combination of growing up in New York (the epicenter of the all-black wardrobe) and not wanting to draw unwanted, or really any, attention to myself in public.

It’s no surprise to anyone that my summer wardrobe is as non-colorful as my winter, including the knitwear accessories. Enter Courtney’s stunning A Bow in the Sky shawl created for LYS Day 2019, full of squishy slip stitch and soothing stripes. The original “skittles” color way is an explosion of joyous bright colors, but even though I love them, I knew that I’d never wear those colors.

Image: Linette Kielinski

Image: Linette Kielinski

We developed four different color way kits for her design based on the teams personal preferences, and mine naturally skewed a bit, um, neutral.

Image by Linette Kielinski

Image by Linette Kielinski

Every intention was made to complete the storm cloud version by TNNA, but I was busy knitting away on new and exciting upcoming designs for our fall collections.

My WIP turned into a soothingly slow, podcast knitting delight (anyone else addicted to true crime podcasts, too?). Our Perennial is so soft, pliable, and smooth that the stitches just floated off my needles, and the simple repetition of the pattern made it easy to relax and listen without complication.

Cut to a month later and my pleasingly neutral, matches-everything-I-own shawl is ready for summer night dining, air conditioned buildings, and scarf wear this fall.

Have you made A Bow in the Sky, too? Share it with us on Instagram by tagging @kelbournewoolens using the hashtag #KWPerennial and #ABowintheSky

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!