As we mentioned in our previous blog the photo inspiration for our first colorway comes from Ylva Forstén. Ylva is a native of Finland and now resides in Texas. She is also a fellow knitter. She recently has been busy knitting for her new grandbaby, the cute and lovable Felix. Because we began our new business adventure in the fall we wanted a photograph that reflected what we see at home in the fall.
This photograph is an image of Ylva’s fence line in front of her home in Wimberley, Texas. She captured our Texas fall wonderfully in her photograph. This gave us the perfect feel of a beautiful sunny fall day with a Texas flare. The colors that we created for our yarns are called golden grass, cactus blue and weathered grey. These colors were not meant to be perfect reproductions of colors found in the photograph but are colors inspired by the image. We are very pleased with our results. I hope we have produced colors that will inspire you on your next project. And if you are looking for a project to begin, Kitman has designed a beautiful shawl she is calling Wimberley.
We are offering this pattern in a kit from now until January 6th. The kit is comprised of one of the three yarns (golden grass, cactus blue, weathered grey–you may choose which color), and the Wimberley pattern that Kitman designed for the launching of Tumbleweed Yarn. You can now order this kit at our ETSY store, www.tumbleweedyarn.etsy.com.
Just like most of Kitman’s designs, Wimberley is a heavy textured bottom up lace shawl. In this pattern, you will get to play with some twisted stitches and simple cable stitches. A skein of weathered grey Aubrey (100% Superwash wool) was used to make a mini size of Wimberley that gives size 19″ x 44″. To make a larger size Wimberley, you will have to add a few more repeats of the pattern at both sides of the triangles and use two skeins of Aubrey.
There are two different kits now available in our ETSY store. You can buy either 1 skein or 2 skeins of yarn in the colorway you wish. We will dye the yarn once the orders are received. This kit is available through the 6th of Jan. Please allow 10 – 14 days for the yarn to be dyed, packaged and delivered to you.