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.
Somewhere between a true laceweight and a fingering weight, we think of Yet as a ‘rustic’ lace yarn, even though it’s a sophisticated merino and silk blend. The slightly heavier grist of this yarn means it’s easy to work with, especially for newer lace knitters. Yet wears well and continues to look good year after year. Try it in shawls and lightweight sweaters.
Size: 400 yd / 2.3 oz (365m / 65g) skeins
Content: 65% Merino wool, 35% Tussah silk
Gauge: Heavy lace weight. 8-10 stitches per inch on US 00-1, variable in lace knitting.
Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.