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. This colorway varies from batch to batch more than most, so I recommend buying as much as you think you'll need for your project.
I used my Sparkly Merino Sock base, which is made of 92% superwash merino and 8% sparkly lurex. It's a lovely base for shawls and cowls and hats.
The last picture is a photo I took of the yarn at night with a flash on my camera. I ordinarily photograph all my yarn in natural light, but I was so struck by the interplay of the colors that I had to capture it.
Beautiful Universe on Sparkly Merino Sock
409 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
92% superwash merino / 8% lurex
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry
Beautiful Universe would look great with Margarita, Eggplant, North Wind, Contentment, and Little Black Dress.
I have included two photos of a hat I knit using Beautiful Universe on Quick and Cozy Bulky. It should give you an idea of how the colorway will work up, but keep in mind that how it looks will vary a lot depending on the pattern you use and the yarn base as well.
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