April 2022 Colour Drop!

One of the best things about getting this new website up and running has been that I figured I could maybe justify adding a few new colourways to my yarn shop stock. Any excuse, right?

You can check out the full range in the Yarns section of my store, but in this post I wanted to give you a quick introduction to the new arrivals.

First up – and something I’ve been after for a while – Basic Merino DK in Pale Yellow!

Basic Merino is just the right thickness when you’re knitting for babies and toddlers, and pale yellow means you can neatly sidestep any tricky issues of “girl colours” and “boy colours” while still keeping to a traditional pastel-y baby palette. Since it’s a wool and acrylic blend, it’ll keep little ones toasty without being tickly… And it will survive a trip through the washing machine as well.

Next up, something bright and punchy for summer! Merino Aran is now available in Cerise.

When I asked my students which colours they’d like to see added to the range, a bright, grown-up pink rated pretty highly. I’m not usually a pink kinda girl, but even I have my eye on a couple of balls of this… I think it will combine really well with my two greys in a colour-block sweater. (Pattern suggestions welcome!)

The darker of the two greys is also a newbie – I love to pair dark greys with bright jewel colours, like mustard or burnt orange, so I reckon I’ll enjoy playing around with this shade!

And last but not least… Time to get some purple in the mix! This Plum Merino Aran has already been a hit in class.

I also restocked some classic neutrals in Merino Aran that have been selling like hot cakes lately – they’ll work alongside pretty much anything, but I really like them together too. What do you reckon?

Do you have a favourite shade from these new picks? Be sure to let me know in the comments! And I’m always open to suggestions for further new additions to the lineup, so if you think there’s something missing, I’d love to hear from you.

Cheers and happy knitting!

Published by knitwithhelen

I'm a knitting teacher based in Dublin, Ireland. Check out my site to book classes, browse the online yarn store and see what's currently on my needles!

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