Your Favorite Chicken?

I always enjoy seeing the end result when yarn leaves the store and goes out into the world. I had the enjoyment of seeing one of our Backyard Chicken sets get knit up into the same pattern I knit, and how different the results are when you change colourways!

Check out this gorgeous Downhome Shawl knits up in the chicken set based off the colourings of the Black Australorp rooster:

Thank you to our customer Mandy who shared this project with us!


And how it matches and yet so greatly differs from this set based on the New Hampshire Red rooster that we used for our Downhome Shawl sample:


We have 24 different breeds of chickens represented in Hue Loco’s Backyard Chicken sets which include one full 100g skein in a main colour as well as two coordinating 20g skeinettes for all your colourwork pleasure! Socks are the most obvious way to use these sets but good amount of yardage allows for a lot of fun working up a simple shawl with an allowance for a few good colour pops! And as noted above, Alicia Plummer specifically designed her Downhome Shawl to work specifically with Hue Loco’s Backyard Chicken sets, and was our Project of the Month earlier this year!

Read more here about these amazing sets from dyer Hue Loco who is known for adding so many amazing nuances to her colourways that the yarn essentially knits itself, as it is SO enjoyable to work with.


Which is YOUR favorite chicken???


And here’s some eye candy of our own backyard chickens which I was easily convinced to add to our family after knitting a few of these gorgeous sets!



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