New yarn combos

Suzie Blackman
Tuesday, 13 June 2017

With so many new shades of Favourite Sock over the last few months, we thought it was about time we put together some new yarn combo ideas for multi-coloured projects.

Don’t be afraid to mix variegated, speckled and semi-solid shades. This fiery combo is VampireTarnished Copper and Harvest Moon.

Vampire, Tarnished Copper and Harvest Moon

Keep is simple with classic pinks: La Vie En Rose, Candy and Hot Thing.

La Vie En Rose, Candy and Hot Thing

Or if you like your pinks more modern: Reaction, Careless Whisper and La Vie En Rose.

Reaction, Careless Whisper and La Vie n Rose

Go for bold bursts of contrasting colour with Rotten Apple, Vampire and Water Slide.

Rotten Apple, Vampire and Water Slide

Make rainbows with Reaction, Magical Unicorn and Refraction.

Reaction, Magical Unicorn and Refraction

A zingy complementary combo: Aurora, Ectoplasm and Harvest Moon.

Aurora, Ectoplasm and Harvest Moon

Urban chic: Hot Thing, Gritty and Rotten Apple.

Hot Thing, Gritty and Rotten Apple

Our recent FO: marled baby blanket demonstrates how working in simple garter stitch with two strands of hand-dyed yarn together can give really striking effects, but there are so many other exciting ways sock yarns can be combined. For inspiration, here is a selection of our favourite patterns for multi-colour effects: Loop shawl by Casapinka, So Faded sweater by Angela Mowry, Allele socks by Nathan Taylor, Briochette shawl by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne and Speckled Fade scarf by Stephen West.

The author

Suzie Blackman

The dyer, designer, photographer, creative technologist and maker-of-things behind It's a Stitch Up. She lives in East London in a home filled with colour, fluff and house plants.

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