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, white, and black.I dyed this colorway on my Cashmere Sock yarn base, which is made of 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. It's a wonderfully luxurious and soft yarn great for everything from shawls and sweaters to fabulous socks that cuddle your feet.
Beautiful Universe on Cashmere Sock
435 yards / 3.5 oz / 4 plies
80% superwash merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon
Care: Wash by hand cold and air dry.
Beautiful Universe would look great with Black Butterfly, Eggplant, Lilac, Renaissance Blue, Turquoise, and so many more.
I included two photos of a hat I knit using Beautiful Universe on Wonderful Worsted to give you an idea of how it can work up. It will vary depending on your pattern, needle size, yarn base, and more.
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