Yarns I’m Dyeing To Knit With

I am dyeing and dying to knit with the follow yarns:

  • A new sport weight 65% Cashmere/35% Merino blend yarn I happened upon and grabbed a pound of to experiment with.  I am insanely crazy about the first two test skeins I dyed.

Elliebelly silk cashmere knitting yarn

elliebelly silk cashmere yarn

I am thinking that I will use one skein for Mary-Heather Cogar's Simple Things scarf.

mary-heather cogar simple things hand knit scarf elliebelly yarn

I am seriously thinking about devoting the second skein to the Eleanor Cowl from Knitty.  I am hoping this yarn will live up to my expectations when I knit with it.  I love the blend.  I'm also considering doing a larger version of Simple Things, alternating knitting with both skeins.

  • Elliebelly Merlin Merino — an experiment, since I don't often work with predominately orange colorways, but wanted one with just hints of green and purple mixed in with the hot colors.  I'm exceedingly happy with this as-yet unnamed colorway. 

elliebelly pixie merino knitting yarn orange

I haven't made a final decision about what to use this yarn for, so I would welcome any ideas you might have for it!  I am giving serious consideration to Regina Satta's Thanks Socks pattern, which would have the added benefit of letting me practice my rusty German, since it is written in both English and German.  It's a free knitting pattern on Ravelry and although I would have to monkey with the sizing since my yarn is a slightly heavier weight, I think it would look great in this pattern.

Thanks Socks Free Knitting Pattern

What yarns are you dying (or dyeing) to knit with right now?  It's summer, if you're in the south like I am, it's incredibly hot.  Little, light weight projects like these are irresistable for this time of year.  What do you have in the works?

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