Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stash Color Story: Reds

Lately I've found myself shunning my usual pinks and purples for greys and reds.  Perhaps because of the gigantic, fire-engine red men's cashmere pullover I found a few weeks ago at a vintage shop for 15 bucks, or the turning of the leaves; who knows.  But the reds in my laceweight stash have been growing, little by little, and I've been looking to them more and more for inspiration.  I love how evocative the color names are, and perfectly suited to each nuanced color.


Pomegranate - Schaefer Audrey
Wool/silk blend


Ruby - Sunnyside Ellen Fine Silk
100% silk


Really Red - Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere 4-Ply
Silk/cashmere blend


Maple - Handmaiden Marrakesh
Camel/silk blend


Byzantine - Madelinetosh Prairie
100% superwash merino


Ruby - Louet Mooi (discontinued)
Bison/cashmere/bamboo blend

I've been trying to knit down my works in progress, but I think when I finish one or two more projects, I might cast on for something with one of these reds.

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