Originally created for the 2012 Miss Babs Knitting Tour.
My inspiration photo for this colorway was a set of night pictures of Berlin with all the bright lights of cars, neon, buildings, and all sorts of signs. The colors are sometimes garish and bright, but at the same time magical! The beauty of the grey and black base underlying the other colors (which can include yellow, red, green, and blue) is that it will mute and soften the brightness so that they all play nice in the knitting.
Each skein is unique, just as each person's experience of the same city is unique.
This colorway is a Babette: every skein and every batch is a bit different, but Babs has a method of recreating these artistic colorways. The photograph is an example of representative skeins from this colorway; the skein you receive may differ somewhat.
Hot Shot is a fine and durable merino-nylon blend sock yarn. We love it for its slight sheen, smooth feel, and ability to take color brilliantly. The round 3-ply construction makes textured stitches pop.
Size: 400 yd / 4 oz (365m / 115g) skeins
Content: 80% superwash Merino wool, 20% nylon
Gauge: Fingering weight. 7-9 stitches per inch on US 0-2.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.