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Knit City Sneak Peek #5

September 26, 2018

Ever knit from a sock blank? A sock blank is a machine-knit stockinette rectangle of 100g or 150g which can then be dyed in patterns or designs, and then pulled apart to create a uniquely hand-dyed skein of yarn.

Another benefit of a sock blank is that it can be dyed in a way that allows a skein of yarn to knit up as a gradient from one colour to another. And if you’ve never had a chance to knit with one, we are bringing a selection of Wollmeise Rolls in these gradient shawl blanks… 150g/575 yards of Wollmeise Pure 100% merino in their most gorgeous colourways!

The Apex Shawl by Knox Mountain Knit Co. in one skein of Wollmeise Roll.

The short sleeved sweater below was knit with two of the shawl blanks (300g total) with alternating rows to elongate the gradient colour effect!

Another new option from our favourite yarn, Rohrspatz & Wollmeise are minis! These sets of 6-, 8-, or 10-minis are affectionately labelled Birdies, and come in 30g/ 115 yards of each colour. What can you do with Birdies? Check out this work-in-progress that will be finished and on display at our booth at KnitCity, which uses two packs of contrasting Birdies…

Visit us at KnitCity to see the largest selection of Wollmeise Rolls and Birdies on the West Coast. (In fact, perhaps in all of North America!)

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