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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 also 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.
A lighter fingering weight than our Yummy 2-Ply, Katahdin 437 (formerly known as Northumbria Fingering - it is exactly the same yarn) is spun from the long, lustrous wool of Bluefaced Leicester sheep. BFL is a perfect canvas for Babs’ colors, giving the yarn a rich depth and slightly glossy finish. It's great for durable, fine-gauge socks, and lovely in crisp lacy shawlettes.
Size: 437 yd / 3.5 oz (400m / 100g) skeins
Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool
Gauge: Fingering weight. 8-10 stitches per inch on US 0-2.
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle, dry flat.