Color Inside Kraemer Yarns
Grey days, winter blues and snowy whites are common in February. Inside Kraemer Yarns, we are bursting with color! Today we will share a few ways you can add color to your projects!
Colorwork Patterns from Kraemer Yarns
Adding color to your knitting or crochet project can range from simple duplicate stitches or stripes to complex multi-color fair isle! Remember, there are no knitting or crochet police! You can start with a solid color project and add color as you see fit. If the pattern is written for multiple colors, feel free to swap out a color or two for the ones you really like! Sometimes, though, you need a pattern to get you started. Shown above are just a few from the ever-growing collection at KraemerYarns.com: (clockwise from top left) Ranch Rose Sweater in Stotts Ranch Worsted, Sporty Stripes Hoodie in Perfection Chunky, Fair Owl Hat in Perfection DK, and Slip Stitch Stripe Hat & Mitts in Perfection Chunky.
Colorwork Projects from Knitters Like You!
Here are a few projects we spotted on Ravelry that are really rocking the color! Shown above (clockwise from top left): Knittingcoach’s Baby Game Day Sweater in Perfection Worsted, shartogh’s Giraffe Vest in Tatamy DK, gypsyyarns’ Randy’s Stocking Cap in Perfection Tapas, kuna13’s Scandinavian Spots in Perfection Worsted, and jannknitt’s Animal House Pullover in Perfection Worsted.
What color combinations are you obsessing over? Do you have a tip or trick to share for working with multiple colors? We’d love to hear from you, leave your comment on this post!
Meet Mauch Chunky
Wool, as roving or spun yarn, has so many wonderful qualities and uses. In this blog post, we would like to spotlight Mauch Chunky, available as yarn and roving. We hope to inspire you to try a new project with this versatile fiber!
Fun for Felting!
Mauch Chunky was created with felters in mind. This is a yarn that felts easily and beautifully, so be sure to use it intentionally! As a roving it is an excellent choice for needle and wet felting. The Gentle Arts shop shared this customer project with us. Lourdes used Mauch Chunky yarn to knit the Colors of the Wind pattern. Then it was machine washed to felt the bag and the embellishment design was added with needle felting. On Instagram, we spotted Traci’s needle felted octopus. We love seeing all these projects and encourage you to share them with us!
Chunky Knits are Warm Knits
Mauch Chunky yarn is certainly not limited to felted items! Garments made from Mauch Chunky are warm and perfect for winter weather. The Warming Hearts set calls for 8 colors, and with 57 different colorways at your fingertips, you will have as much fun playing with color as the recipient will have wearing it! Start now on stockpiling those holiday gifts or indulge in a larger, warmer project such as the Arrowhead Poncho, right on trend for this fall! Take a look at the Free Patterns for Mauch Chunky page for even more ideas!
Roving for Hand Spinning & Spinzilla
Spinzilla is a week-long spinning event in October. There is friendly competition to see which team can spin the most yardage while raising money for the Needle Arts Mentoring Program to create the spinners of tomorrow. Kraemer Yarns is proud to support this event, now in its third year. Whether spinning on a team or going rogue, you do not want to be in short supply of spinning fiber! Mauch Chunky Roving is available in one pound bags of your favorite color! From September 15 through October 15, use the coupon code SPINZILLA to save 20% on any roving from Kraemer Yarns when you shop through our Shopatron site. Note: the coupon code must be in all caps! Enjoy this Spinzilla Stock Up Sale!
Don’t forget, Mauch Chunky yarn & roving is always available to you to purchase online with free shipping!