Andrea Mowry’s latest design has us playing the color game… here are some yarn ideas for “Illuminate,” a striking striped pullover with a colorwork yoke.
Mowry uses a sport weight wool for the main color, and doubles up a lace weight mohair/silk blend for the contrast color. For the lace weight yarn, we love Shibui Silk Cloud – it’s soft and fuzzy and seems to glow with saturated color.
Shibui Silk Cloud: lace weight, 60% mohair, 40% silk, 330 yards/25 g; $26.50 each ($28.50 for Julie Hoover colorways)
I looked through our sport weight yarns for main color options and found several that paired well with Shibui:
Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 03: sport weight, 100% merino wool, 170 yards/50g; $16.50 each
Mountain Meadow Wool Cody: sport weight, hand-dyed, 100% merino wool, 200 yards/50 g; $9.80 each
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra: sport weight, 60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair, 185 yards/50 g; $12 each
Swans Island All American Sport: sport weight, hand-dyed, 100% Rambouillet wool, 185 yards/40 g; $12.50 each
Reach out if any of these combinations catches your eye – we’re happy to help calculate yardage or answer any questions that come up as you plan an “Illuminate” sweater of your own!