Month three: Chianti

Time keeps zipping along and we are already at the third month of the Pairings Yarn Club. It’s been such a wonderful project and this month, I was particularly excited to see the interplay between yarn, dyeing and pattern. We started with a lovely laceweight blend of merino, angora, tencel and cashmere. Brooke suggested we riff off the theme Chianti, so I opted for a semi-solid color that captured some of the richness of a bold Italian wine: not quite maroon, not quite deep pink, not quite purple.

yarn 3

Brooke picked an Italian lace pattern and whipped up a gorgeous cowl pattern:

another edge shot

and then in a daring move, I opted for a red-headed model (the gorgeous Wallis):

chianti 1

The cowl can be worn doubled

chianti 3b

or as a single loop,

chianti 8

and is such a perfect blend of pattern and yarn.

We’re working now on the last month’s project, but if you’re sorry you missed the fun, don’t worry: we’ll be doing a brand-new round of the club sometime after the New Year. We’ll make sure there are plenty of chances for you to sign up once we open up registration later this fall. And if you’re interested, one of the prizes in my Summer Search raffle (which will go live in a day or two) is a free membership to the next round of the club.

Salute!


2 Thoughts

  1. Bridget says:

    So pretty and perfect!

  2. Ruth says:

    Carole, I got my package yesterday and I must say, I think this is my favorite so far! The yarn is beautiful. The pattern is wonderful. It works together so well!9$! Great job!! I love it!

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