It is so great to look out the window and see green. Not just any green but that distinct hue of greenery that is ubiquitous in the spring; that vivid, happy, living, breathing, bright, green. Sigh!
This skein of yarn from Sweet Georgia harnesses the power of green and mixes it with this punchy pink to make the springiest yarn you ever did see. It’s called Snapdragon.
This west-coast, Canadian, hand dyer seems particularly adept at preserving the essence of Spring-Time in their sunny colour-ways. We have a pretty batch of their DK weight superwash merino, which has a springy twist that is a match for the colour. A generous 234 metre skein is $24. Some are multicolour dye jobs like Snapdragon ↑
and Honey Fig
Some are effervescent tonal colours that can’t wait to become jumpers. They tell me so from the shelves.
Top left – Hush, right – Grape Jelly
Bottom left – Lucky, right – Riptide
Top left – Black Plum, right – Tumbled Stone
Bottom left – Blood Orange, right – Saffron
Top left – Mist, right -Raspberry
Bottom left – Cherry, right – Ultra Violet
If you’re not up for knitting a full-sized sweater, try a baby size. After all this is superwash yarn, and spring does bring a shower of baby shower invitations in its wake. I am also moved to recommend this yarn for a baby blanket project like the one we knit up in our Beginner Knitting Baby Blanket Class (Monday June 16, 6:30-9pm), or our Beginner Crochet Blanket Class (Wednesday June 11, 18, 25, 7-9pm).