Brooklyn Tweed’s newest yarn, Dapple, has captured our imagination.
Sample skeins acquired in advance of the launch allowed Anne to get it right on her needles, casting on for Gudrun Johnston’s “Kirigami” pullover in Honeycrisp.
Not wanting to miss out on this fun, I’ve decided to cast on with Dapple, too, and selected Anchor and Natural for a “Pātikitiki Hat,” by Francoise Danoy. I can’t wait to see how the striking geometric colorwork comes out in this simple, high contrast combination!
We’re excited to announce an informal Dapple knit-along! How to participate? Simply embark on a project of your choosing with Brooklyn Tweed Dapple, and stitch at your own pace. There will be no deadline, just the camaraderie of working with the same yarn at the same time. Anne and I are here to answer questions as you select your pattern, colors, and needles, and will post our progress along the way.
Anne has already made great strides on her “Kirigami,” and we are both having fun watching it come together. This is a bit of a departure for her in terms of color, which is to say, it’s bold and bright instead of subdued and neutral. She sorted the skeins by value before casting on, making a gradient from light to dark. “Kirigami” is worked in the round from the bottom up, so she cast on the sleeves and body with the darkest skeins, making the sweater lightest at the textured yoke.
What else to knit with Dapple? It substitutes well for BT Arbor, for which there are a great many patterns available, but we’ve come up with all kinds of other projects for Dapple besides. Here are some ideas!
- “Foldlines,” by Norah Gaughan – heavily textured drop-shoulder pullover
- “Stepping Stones Cardigan,” by Rebecca McKenzie – long lace cardigan
- “Dog Star,” by Tin Can Knits – colorwork yoke pullover, sized from baby – adult
- “Soldotna Crop,” by Caitlin Hunter – short-sleeved, colorwork, cropped pullover
- “Tecumseh,” by Caitlin Hunter – oversized colorwork pullover
- “Purl Strings,” by Heidi Kirrmaier – textured, top-down pullover
- “Butterbeer,” by Tamy Gore – 3-color cowl
- “Adira,” by Tamy Gore – 4-color shawl using stripes, brioche, eyelets, and short rows
- “Glykos,” by Dawn Henderson – honeycomb cable shawl
- “Tincture,” by Andrea Mowry – 2-color mosaic hat
- “Alejandra,” by Joji Locatelli – 3-color garter stitch/mosaic shawl
- “Constance,” by Jeanette Sloan – textured cowl
- “Guernsey Wrap,” by Jared Flood – textured wrap
Cast on with us this week, or next week, or whenever suits you – knit along at your own pace, and use the hashtag #HYSDappleKAL to share your progress on Instagram!