I had the idea for this colorway and dyed it up but couldn't come up with a name, so I asked the wonderful people in the Purple Lamb Facebook page. The majority mentioned galaxies and nebulae, so I started going through Hubble Space Telescope photos, and they are amazing, but no particular space phenomena looked exactly right. Then I found the image included here, and that in combination with the Hubble photos inspired me to think just how astonishingly beautiful our universe is. Isn't it breathtaking? It could be dull, flat, and colorless, but instead it is a masterpiece!
I dyed this yarn using my Splashed and Speckled method, which means each skein has the same colors but with different placement. The colors include several shades of blue and purple as well as berry, chartreuse, and black.
I dyed it on Diamond Silk Sock, which is an incredibly soft and strong luxury yarn base made of 100% mulberry silk. This is a great yarn base for those who are sensitive to wool. It is also tremendous for knitting and crocheting beautiful lacy shawls and for warp or weft as weaving. I would not recommend it by itself for sweaters or socks because silk does not have memory the way wool does.
Beautiful Universe on Diamond Silk Sock
Splashed & Speckled Colorway
436 yards / 3.5 oz / 4 plies
100% mulberry silk
Care: Hand wash cold and air dry
Beautiful Universe goes beautifully with Lilac, Eggplant, Annunciation Blue, Fandango, Contentment, and so many more.
I included a photo of a swatch I made using this colorway on a bulky-weight yarn base so you can get an idea of how it works up.
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