A customer recently emailed me, with an idea she was building in our Custom Yarn Creator for a yarn to use in the Amiga cardigan from the most recent issue of Knitty.
She was asking for some color advice, so I put together a little wraps-per-inch test and sent her a picture of what she had been considering (yes, if it's a simple enough request, we'll do this for you!).
This yarn incorporated one of our new slubby rayons -- a wonderful assortment of which just came in last week in all sorts of colors -- a super soft, drapey fiber which will lend an awesome sheen to any yarn you create with it.
All week I've been having such a fun time using these new rayons to swatch up the next batch of house blends, and every time I've tried one out that's near to the fingering weight called for in this pattern, I can't help but picture it worked up into this fantastic cardigan, that calls for slubby yarn itself to give it that fun texture.
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Even though the pattern shows it in a nice dark eggplant color, and this Custom Yarn customer chose a mellow dark rose colorway, I'm also envisioning it in all these blues and sage greens.
Anyone started on the Amiga cardi yet themselves? Which yarn combo is your favorite?