Wishful Knitting: Golden Skein Yarns

Like any other knitter with a stash, I have some skeins that I would consider “golden skeins” or just too precious to use without just the perfectly suited pattern. For me this is definitely some Hedgehog Fibers Merino DK skeins I have tucked away.

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I have two skeins of Ink (blue) and one skein of Salty Tales (grey speckle). I purchased these wanting someday to make a nice big squishy DK weight shawl in two colors. But I keep having analysis paralysis when it comes to pairing them with the perfect pattern. So today for my “wishful knitting” post I’m going to audition a potential pattern.

I found the Touchstone by Laura Aylor on Ravelry. It’s a asymmetric triangle shaped shawl that uses about same amount of yardage I have on hand. It appears to be squishy garter stitch and lovely eyelets. That’s right up my baby hormone addled brain right now. And a DK weight shawl should work up waaaay faster than a fingering weight one. The pattern is written to use all one color but since I have two I think I would do the garter in the Salty Tales and the Eyelets in the Ink color. I’m not sure how that work work out as far as yarn management goes. But hey, this is wishful knitting and I can do what I want!

My inner mommy also thinks that I should consider making PB a sweater in this as it would go with her beautiful blue eyes…..but I’m not sure I’m ready to give PB Hedgehog yarn until I know how much she will chew on it and spit up on it. I may not be that selfless of a mom….

Happy Knitting!!

10 thoughts on “Wishful Knitting: Golden Skein Yarns

  1. I think it would be a gorgeous shawl! And I really don’t think I could use a golden skein for a baby–there are plenty of pretty blue yarns that are more easily washable. 😉

  2. That shawl would be perfect for that yarn! Babies grow out of their sweaters too quickly, and they are kind of hard on their clothes as well. When she is more grown you will have plenty of time to make her things with your precious yarns. Do this one for you!

  3. The shawl would be lovely and I would hold off on the Pb sweater until she isn’t growing so fast and will get a bit more use out of it:)
    I have precious yarn too and can never decide what to use it dor

  4. Pingback: Wishful Knitting: Hedgehog Fibers Merino DK | My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures

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