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. If you have any questions about the color, please give us a call or email to ask for a photo - we are always happy to describe our current batch for you to make sure it meets your needs!
This light fingering weight yarn is perfect for fine gauge sweaters and large shawls. If you don't need the full 1750-yard skein of Katahdin, these 600 yard skeins might be the perfect choice! Katahdin can be knit at a heavy laceweight or light fingering gauge and is 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool. BFL is a perfect canvas for Babs’ colors, giving the yarn a rich depth and slightly glossy finish.
Size: 600 yd / 5.5 oz (548m / 150g) skeins
Content: 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool
Gauge: Light fingering weight. 8-10 stitches per inch knit on US 0-2, 7-8 stitches per inch crocheted on US A-D.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle, dry flat.