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.It is a lace-weight yarn, but because of the texture, I recommend using slightly larger knitting needles or crochet hooks than you typically would for lace.
The yarn comes in 50 gram skeins with 328 yards per skein. It's great to use on its own or to hold double with a fingering-weight yarn to add its wonderful fuzzy softness to a project.
Beautiful Universe on Alpaca Lace Cloud
328 yards / 1.75 oz / 2 Plies
74% Baby Suri Alpaca / 26% Silk
Care: Hand wash cold and air dry.
Beautiful Universe would look great with the same colorway on one of my sock-weight yarn bases.Take a look at the last photo for an example. I knit the infinity scarf with one skein of Alpaca Lace Cloud in Lilac and one skein of Dream Sock in Smitten using my Knit and Chat Infinity Scarf pattern. You can find the pattern on my blog.
MY GIFT TO YOU
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.
Please consider signing up for my weekly newsletter. You'll find secret sales for subscribers only, interviews with pattern designers, tutorials, and announcement for new product lines. You'll also receive a one-time coupon code worth 15% off your purchase by email as soon as you sign up.
Happy fiber artistry!