Mountain Colors sent me some yarn to play with. This is alway exciting, but I’ve had so much going on that I have been really, really good about not leaping into new swatching projects. On Christmas, when I finally got a chance, about noon, I sat down and let myself do some swatches.
I started with this yarn because I was too lazy to go to get up again to get different sizes of needles and I only had size 3(3.25mm), size 4(3.5mm), and size 9(5.5mm) nearby.
I extrapolated the front texture pattern from a trim pattern. I love the look of it as an overall fabric. The small swatch on the right (still on needles) is done on smaller needles, but shows what the fabric looks like on the reverse side. The other swatches are seed stitch, done on different sizes of needles.
I’m really liking what this looks like. I find hand painted yarns are always a challenge in terms of finding the right combination of texture, which enhances the beauty of the color, and overall design. Anything too complex is going to get lost because the the color is truly the star of the show–but it just isn’t always shown to its best advantage in Stockinette. So now I need to think about how I’m going to use this. In the meantime, I’ve got three other yarns to swatch!