I had my friend Natalie knit up Dawn Barker's Float Shawl using Sparkly Merino Sock, and it is absolutely gorgeous! The Float Shawl calls for 3 skeins of fingering-weight yarn.
The yarn has all the blues and greens that form the background of Starry Night for three-quarters of the skein, and the remaining one-quarter is the beautiful golden yellow of the sun and stars in the painting. When you get to the yellow portion, you do a different stitch depending on the pattern.
This time, I used Feather Sock as the yarn base. Feather Sock is made of 85% extra-fine non-superwash merino wool and 15% silk. It's a 2-ply yarn with a lot of yardage. It's great for sweaters, shawls, hats, and more. Just be aware that it should be hand-washed in cold water so it doesn't felt. On the other hand, it's great for weavers and others who want to full their cloth.
Van Gogh's Starry Night on Feather Sock
Assigned Pooling Colorway
490 yards / 3.5 oz / 2 plies
85% extra-soft non-superwash merino / 15% silk
Care: Hand wash cold and air dry.
A Little Princess would look great with Lilac, Annunciation Blue, Burgundy Rose, and Eggplant.
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