Um, so, yeah. The Christmas at Downton color was really well received. You kept me and the SSYC Team very busy yesterday when it was released. Thank you!
One of the questions I received throughout the day was regarding pattern ideas for non-sock projects. Yesterday I linked to several sock projects I thought would show off the colors nicely, and so today I'm linking to a few non-sock projects. All the links point to Ravelry pages- some require more than one skein (one skein has 435 yards, so plan accordingly). Some are free, some are not.
First, Ecuador by Joji Locatelli, a sweater that I would actually knit for myself if I had the time. Photos used with permission. And if you want a gift idea for a baby shower, it would make a pregnant woman feel pretty and special and could then be worn when nursing, as the draping fabric could cover things that one might not want the world to see (that's just me- I'm private about nursing Henry when I really shouldn't feel that way, I know). Uses Malabrigo Sock, but could sub Lorna's Laces. SO FRICKEN CUTE. Also by Joji Locatelli, Spring Showers, shown below. This would be in the Sportmate, as it calls for Malabrigo Arroyo, also a sport weight yarn. Adorable.
Multnomah is simple and looks great with hand dyed yarn.
Finally, the pattern I really think shows off the long swaths of color Lorna's Laces typically applies to their multicolor yarn, Strandwanderer. Photo shown above courtesy of Alita Casey. According to Alita, her project is knit using a bit less than one skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Unicorn Parade (a color that is sold out right now) and I think it would look super in the Christmas at Downton colorway.
Whew! So much inspiration! I hope you see something that makes you want to cast on with the new Christmas at Downton or another fab hand dye.