We interrupt this Soldotna love fest for my new colorway Hemlock!
This week I released a new deep green colorway that will go so well with MANY of my existing colorways! I've been thinking about a dark green colorway for some time now and I thought I would hold onto that idea for the colder winter months but after I started knitting a new test knit, Wooded Sweater (release TBD) using Patina, I knew I needed the green that was in my minds eye!
I chose the name Hemlock for this colorway because it is my husbands favorite tree and because we have 3 beautiful specimens in out back yard that are so beautiful and I am so grateful to them for the shade and privacy that they provide for us!
To create the colorway, I first dye the yarn in a deep green with hints of silver grey. Then I speckle dye Hemlock with lemon yellow, bronze green, turquoise blue and navy. The green is so dark in this colorway that the speckles are subtle but they will add great depth of color to your project.
I've had a lot of questions this week about what other colorways will pair well with Hemlock, so I put together some photos that will hopefully help you figure out what to pair Hemlock with whether is be for fades or contrast.
First up lets look at good choices for contrast! You would want contrast for fair isle colorwork, or stripes.
Hemlock + Harvest
Hemlock + Divine Femine
Hemlock + Patina
Hemlock + Patina
Hemlock + Robin's Egg
The following colorways would be good for fades or low contrast patterns!
Hemlock + Diadem
Hemlock + Undertow
Hemlock + Eclipse
Hemlock + Pine Cone
I've also put together some great patterns that I love that would be really great for Hemlock, there are patterns for solid colors, stripes, colorwork (contrast), or fades available in this list!
You can see my Hemlock inspired Ravelry pattern bundle, here.
I hope you love Hemlock as much as I do! Stay tuned to see it knit up in the sweater I am working on, hopefully I'll be getting to the colorwork section this weekend! Pattern details on that to come...
Hemlock is now available on Everyday Worsted, Everyday DK, Plush Single, and Signature Sock, and you can see them all, here!
And if you have a project you'd like to show off using ontheround yarn you can email me via rachel at ontheround dot com, share on my Facebook wall, or share on instagram with the hashtag #ontheround.
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