We’ve been busy restocking for the new year ahead, filling in on yarns whose numbers had dwindled. Cascade 220 Fingering is one such yarn, an economical fingering weight wool that we’re delighted to have back in stock!
Cascade 220 Fingering:
275 yards/50 g
What to make with Cascade 220 Fingering? It’s great for colorwork – here are some pattern ideas and color combinations, both in pairs and trios!
“Dissent Toque,” by Andrea Rangel – 2 color hat inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent collar
We recently got a big bundle of new colors from Berroco in yarns across their line of machine-washable wools – Ultra Wool DK, Ultra Wool (worsted weight), and Ultra Wool Chunky. Today, I’m sharing new colors, project ideas, and color combinations in Ultra Wool DK – let’s take a look!
Berroco Ultra Wool DK:
100% superwash wool
The new colors are shown above, a pastel rainbow that creates exciting new possibilities for color combining across the whole palette.
As I investigated those possibilities, I found myself drawn to three-color combinations, thinking, as I often do, of stranded colorwork.
Here are some DK weight patterns to consider if any of these trios catches your eye:
“Dog Star,” by Tin Can Knits – my go-to baby sweater, though it comes in all sizes; a pullover with a colorwork yoke, designed for 2 colors, but easily modified for 3, as you can see in Anne’s “Dog Stars”
“Clayoquot,” by Tin Can Knits – colorwork yoke cardigan with pockets
“Tecumseh,” by Caitlin Hunter – oversized colorwork pullover
When I took these photos, I had in mind that the color on the left would make a good main or background color, and the two colors at right would be contrast colors. These assignments can shift as needed, depending upon the design at hand – happy to help answer questions as you pair these colorways with patterns you love!
Order online for local pickup or shipping, and keep an eye out for upcoming posts on Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool Chunky!
Kate Davies’ newest book is here on our teacart, among the latest books and magazines for knitters.
Milarrochy Heids is a collection of colorful hats designed by a variety of talented knitters.
Some are familiar to us, like Felicity Ford, Ella Gordon, and Dianna Walla, while others are new names we can’t wait to get acquainted with.
While many of the hats here are knit using stranded colorwork, there are other knitting techniques represented as well – stripes and double knitting, short rows and welts, chevrons and cables, to name a few.