I will begin tonights post with a little update from the wonderful Eilidh, indie-dyer behind The Stonehaven Collection and owner of Colliston Yarns. As you know our first 50 skeins sold out very quickly and unfortunately a few of you missed out. Eilidh has been working hard but has sadly come to a stand still while she waits patiently for her favourite dyes to arrive. We will keep you updated here on the blog and fingers crossed the 'postie' will bring a colourful parcel to Eilidh's home very soon. Meanwhile, I will continue to temp you with ideas...
Tegna by Caitlin Hunter
"Tegna is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up, starting with the slightly flared lace hem, then working up to the armholes, where you separate your work and work the front and back flat." - Words by Caitlin Hunter (Ravelry)
The pattern is sized from XS to 3XL and can be made with 2-3 skeins depending on your chosen size.
Pink Velvet by Andrea Mowry
"Worked from the top down seamlessly, you can try Pink Velvet on as you go and adjust lengths to suit your personal style! (Just make sure if you are adding length, to purchase extra yarn to accommodate for the extra yardage needed.)" - Words by Andrea Mowry (Ravelry)
This gorgeous sweater uses Baby Suri Alpaca as the Contrast Colour in the yoke. One can imagine all sorts of colour combinations using a Stonehaven Colourway alongside a strong contrast 'floof' in the yoke.
The pattern is sized from 32 to 64 inch bust and requires 603 - 1396 m of your Main Colour yarn/ 175 - 350 m of your Contrast Colour yarn depending on your chosen size.
Stripes Ahoy by Åsa Tricosa
I chose Stripes Ahoy as Eilidh had mentioned she would like to see the Collection knit in stripes alongside a more rustic yarn. Åsa Tricosa is such a clever designer and I think this sweater would look amazing in 1-2 shades of Stonehaven combined with Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift.
"A tailored pullover with a high, wide neckline, boatneck style, and set-in sleeves.
There is some waist and rear shaping yet the fit is relaxed." Words by Åsa Tricosa (Ravelry) The pattern is sized from 32 to 50 inch bust and requires 1097 - 1829m of yarn in total.
"Cirrus is the perfect quick project to add a fun top to your summer wardrobe and can be made in a weekend. This top features repeating rows of basic stitches combined with rows of simple eyelets, making it quick to memorize and fun to crochet." - Words by Kristina Smiley (Ravelry)
The pattern offers sizes from XS to 4X and uses 777 - 1829 m of yarn depending on your chosen size
"Navelli is a relaxed lightweight summer sweater, knit in the round from the bottom up and featuring colorwork at the body hem and folded sleeves with a tiny peek of contrast color for visual and structural interest. The front and back are separated at the armholes and worked flat with short row shaping at the shoulders." - Words by Caitlin Hunter (Ravelry)
833 - 1678 yards (762 - 1534 m)
With finished bust circumference of between 36 to 63 inches Navelli requires 762 - 1534 m of Main Colour, 2-4 skeins of Sandstone or Dunnottar would look incredible!
Le Pouf is a free pattern which uses Marling to create the blending of colour.
"Simple top down stockinette cardigan, that let’s you get creative with your yarns! Find an awesome combination of colours that makes you happy!
This is achieved by starting with two strands of Colour A, then you will drop one strand of A and replace it with one strand of B. After that, two strands of Colour B and so on. There is no striping with this technique and marling creates a softer transition." - Words by Beata Jezek (Ravelry)
The design uses 1000 - 1600 m of yarn in 3 colours and is sized from XS to 5XL
Well thats it for today folks... Took a bit longer than expected so I hope you have not all headed for bed!
Thanks for watching :-) x