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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dream in Color

We decided to restock our supply of Dream in Color loveliness, and I'm so happy we did.  Their company website is under construction, so I'll give you some Ravelry links.

Classy is a worsted weight machine washable merino, and the colors are amazing.  The Dream in Color dye process produces gorgeous tonal and subtle variations in the yarn.  Their newest round is even darker and richer than previous batches due to a new over-dyeing process.

There is some good yardage in these.  With 250 yards in each skein, you can easily make a baby or kid sweater with one or two of these.  One is more than enough for a hat, and two would get you a nice coordinating hat and scarf set.  There are more than 14,000 projects on Ravelry using Classy, so you know it's good.

I recently used an older colorway to make Rubble for my daughter.  She is very particular about itchy sweaters and clingy things around her neck, but she loves this.  I left the ribbing unseamed at the hem for a little more give.

We are sad to hear that Dream in Color's Starry sock yarn is going out of production because of some trouble with the sparkly substrate yarn they use for their gorgeous hand dyes.  We have a little left on the shelf, but we are loving the new Smooshy with Cashmere.  

Who wouldn't?

Everlasting DK is new to us, too.  This was very popular during the Rose City Yarn Crawl, and I'm hoping we will get more in stock.  Great yardage again with 275 yards per 100 gram skein.  The colors play so nicely together, I think I striped shawl would be amazing.  One Raveler made Pipp's Openwork Eyelet Scarf using just one skein.

You could make the tiniest size of Cascade from Petite Purls with just one skein of Everlasting DK.  Perfect for those first weeks when a new little person just needs to be kept warm and everything seems to big.

Photo from Petite Purls
Dream in Color always does good work.  We'd love to hear what you think of their new colors and yarns!

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