Tuesday, 7 December 2010

December Draw - Alpaca Silk Lace.

Last month I had a phone call totally out of the blue from Yarn Forward Magazine. One of the patterns that they had received was using my alpaca silk lace yarn - could I let them have a hank to photograph. That was all I knew really. Whilst in Harrogate in the bleak snow we popped into W H Smith and found a copy of December's magazine - and look!


Here's the yarn looking stunningly beautiful as a scarf designed by Ruth Garcia - Alcantrud also known as Rock and Purl. It is gorgeous! Thank you Ruth very much for showing off the yarn like this! The first time that this has ever happened! I can't tell you what a thrill it was seeing the pages in the magazine!



In deference to this pattern the December givaway will be 2 hanks of alpaca silk lace in indigo "Cracked Ice" along with a copy of the magazine! The yarn is 80% superfine alpaca and 20% silk laceweight in 25g hanks. 350m per hank. The yarn is dyed in indigo - but I use a scrunching technique when the yarn is in the bath to get the multi shading of blues. As most of you know I like my colours to be very even normally, but after trying this technique on cloth to get a sample piece of multi colours I now use it quite often on the hanks so that the colour goes from small areas of very pale blue through to very dark.


If you already have a copy of the magazine and would like to knit the scarf in our yarn then please go to our etsy shop to find which colours are currently available.

12 comments:

Joanna said...

Gorgeous, I love blues!

Ivy said...

Lovely! And what a thrill to have your yarn showcased like that!

Mully Nex said...

Gorgeous! I love Ruth's patterns teamed with your gorgeous yarn it's a doubly big hit here!

Knitsister said...

Oh Deb this is so lovely and such a great surprise for you. Sorry to be so slow with my design but should finish it over Christmas.
Are you back in France?
Hugs from Heike x

FeltersJourney said...

What a lovely suprise! Hope it brings you lots of orders.
The blues are lovely, I like the variegation.
Sorry I missed catching up at TORM(I was ill) or Ludlow (little one was ill) typical! Hope you are both well
x

Helen said...

How exciting the scarf looks gorgeous and your yarn looks fabulous. Helen

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous yarns. I love them all but Indigo is my favourite and of course Madder.

m said...

That really is a magic combination. I love the slight randomness in the dyeing of the yarn. It looks much more lively than a flat saturated colour to my eyes.

Jacky said...

Those indigo hues are beautiful...I have only just found your blog, love your hand dyed yarns...please put me in the draw for your yarns and the pattern.

Jacky.

Morna Crites-Moore ~Wicked Waif ~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous - you must be thrilled - and so sexy, too! I love the idea of your scrunching technique - even color is not nearly so beautiful!

Haha - my word verification down below is "fitersew" (fight or sew)- I pick sew.

christinelaennec said...

Hello, I've just found your blog via Heike's. What a beautiful yarn and pattern too. It's great when good things get proper recognition. (I'd also like to have a chance in your giveaway please? Thanks!)

Ladka said...

I was most surprised to read that I'm the winner of the Winter draw. I sent my snailmail address to the contact given at The Mulberry Dyer page and would love to receive the yarn in indigo "Cracked Ice" and the magazine. Thank you!
I wish you merry Christmas and a happy New Year and happy dyeing!