I'm happy to announce the release of our newest Poste Yarn.... here's Patina!
What's in a name? Patina seemed like the perfect name for this line, as the marriage of color and fiber creates a burnished look on the skein. First, we start with the properties of the fiber combo of the skein- the superb dye absorbtion of the wool and add the reflective property of the tencel. Just the right amount of tencel so that the color remains very, very rich but also has a slight luster. Then the colors are layered on just so, creating a shadow and light effect. A perfect marriage of fiber and dyeing technique, if you ask me. Of course, I'm biased. The creation of this line was partially a selfish endeavor- as my kids get older I have more time to knit more complicated sock patterns again, and I wanted line of tonal solids that would have a depth of color but wouldn't interfere with more complicated designs. This is also a consistent request from knitters like you- colors that stand on their own (give a try to Embossed Leaves socks, Beneficent Baby Sweater or Hermione's Everyday socks, while also looking fabulous when combining in popular projects like the Color Affection, Stripe Study or Happy Street.
Here are a few of my fave Patina combos right now: Antelope Canyon, El Dorado, Lake Hillier
Atlantis, Hanging Gardens, Jodhpur India
Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, St. Basil's
Take a look at the 13 colors currently being dyed, and I'm betting you'll find something to excite you. The feedback I've gotten from those who took part in the Test Kitchen collection (where you got to try three skeins for a discounted price) was very positive. Rachael, Heather and I (your SSYC Team) have all knit this, and we already have more skeins picked out for our second (and in my case, third) projects, and I'll soon share with you what we've knit up in this.
Til then, take a look at the collection, and let me know what pattern you're considering knitting in the comments below. Leave one comment before 5pm on Friday, August 30 and you comment might be the one randomly chosen to receive three skeins of your choosing. Edited to add: I'm extending the contest through Friday September 6, and choosing TWO winners of three skeins each.
Thank you for your continued support of my shop over the past eight years. You've allowed this once-run-from-a-tiny-bedroom shop to grow based on what you desire in a yarn shop, and I'm happy to be a part of it. I'm going to continue to listen to you and what you want SSYC to be- you haven't led me wrong yet!