Pattern Scout: 8 Ideas We Love for Dyed in the Wool
A favorite hobby of ours, other than incessant daily knitting, is scheming up our next bit of incessant daily knitting.
Sometimes we start with a pattern. And sometimes we start with a yarn.
Spincycle’s Dyed in the Wool is our launching point today. We just received a new batch in the Shop, so we’re here to help you scope out possible ways to use this rare bird.
It’s unnaturally mesmerizing to knit Spincycle Dyed in the Wool. It does beautiful things. It shifts right before your eyes. It’s unpredictable and wild and addicting. And when you pair two shades in contrasting colorways, the drama doubles.
This 100% American wool is dyed by hand, then millspun—it is like no other.
What to Make? Inclinations!
Brand new from Andrea Mowry is her Inclinations Cowl.
photo © Andrea Mowry
Two skeins each of two colors in half-fisherman’s rib, which is surely one of the smooshiest, delicious fabrics in the knitting world. This design is a riff on The Shift cowl, that design that I’ve made three times already. I love this variation and imagine all sorts of combinations. One tip: really zowie colors get broken up when knitted this way, so it’s fun to go with vibrant colors here. See all the colors in our Shop right here.
Speaking of incredibly popular patterns . . . With just three skeins of Dyed in the Wool (one skein in each of three colors), you can join the over 9,000 happy knitters who’ve made Andrea’s fabulous wear-with-everything accessory, The Shift.
CASTAWAY, MISSISSIPPI MARSALA, AND SUMMER LOVE
MIDSOMMAR, SUNSET STRIP, AND ABSINTHE, which is currently out of stock, but Robin’s egg would be a good fit
A Quick Hat
Looking for a smaller project to try out Dyed in the Wool and mosaic knitting? Check out Andrea’s Shiftalong, a slouchy hat that takes just two skeins, one color each.
PHOTO © ANDREA MOWRY
A Whole Entire Sweater
Stellar Dendrite by Fatimah Hinds
Fatimah Hinds has a great one-skeiner hat (or two skeins if you go for the third size) called Stellar Dendrite. (That’s a fancy way to say “snowflake.”) This cabled hat is superfancy and juicy.
Leif Cowl by Dianna Walla
This favorite design is a highlight of MDK Field Guide No. 3: Wild Yarns. Make your Leif Cowl short with one skein each of two colors, or long with two skeins each of two colors. Stranded and worked in the round, this is a great way to see Dyed in the Wool do its crazy thing.
From the top: Salty Dog + Family Jewels, Deep Bump + Melancholia, Nostalgia + Devilish Grin
Please note that your skeins will totally vary, due to the artisanal way this yarn is made. There are no dye lots. We show you these Leif Cowls with the understanding that your Leif Cowl will look different from these! See all our available Dyed in the Wool right here.