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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 gray 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.
This colorway is highly variable, so feel free to give us a call for a current description of what we have, or if you have any questions about the color.
Our new light fingering weight yarn is perfect for fine gauge sweaters and large shawls. Katahdin weighs in at 1750 yards and 14 ounces, making it our largest skein to date. It can be knit at a heavy laceweight or light fingering gauge and is 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool. BFL is a perfect canvas for Babs' colors, giving the yarn a rich depth and slightly glossy finish.
Size: 1750 yd / 14 oz (1600m / 400g) skeins
Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool
Gauge: Light fingering weight. 8-10 stitches per inch on US 0-2.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.