The summer raspberry canes are just outside my window, and I walk past them when I go to the chicken house. At this time of year it's covered with bees, so hopes are high for a good raspberry crop.
Meanwhile, to wet my appetite I just finished knitting this.
The pattern is Out of Darkness by Boo Knits. Knitted in my Superwash BFL/Ramie blend. I had to leave off the picot edging as I did an extra repeat of one of the charts and then nearly ran out of yarn.
I love the feel of this blend, it's almost crisp feeling, without being scratchy or harsh. Very different to a BFL/Silk blend.
Despite being in my usual tonal dyeing style I made the decision to fractally spin the yarn. You split the braid in half down the middle, spin one half as it is, then split the other half in half again. The idea is that one ply changes colours twice as fast as the other. It's a great effect for toning down brightly coloured braids, but can also work for more subtle colours if you want to jumble things up in a slightly more ordered way.
This picture shows the stripes quite clearly.
Hilltop Cloud- Spin Different
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