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Colour doesn’t play a big part in my life. Except when we’re talking about knitting. Then, colour comes to the forefront in a big way!

According to Ravelry, I lean towards blue, green, purple and red, even pink! I’m surprised that there are 31 stashed yarn brands in there because I would not usually choose red – it’s a warm colour and I don’t wear red very well. But there you have it.

When Sundara offered a dye-to-order option of her permanent colourways, I put my name down on a list in the Sundara Yarn Love group for a red colourway. I didn’t have any hope of placing an order but someone contacted me and asked if we could bundle up an order together to meet the minimum skeins-per-order requirement of the Fingering Merino Cashmere base. And earlier last week, these beauties arrived in the office.


Four skeins, 2000 yards of deep, gorgeous Ruby Port. What’s not to love about this? It’s got 20% cashmere, 10% nylon, 80% merino and it’s dyed in one of Sundara’s signature reds. One of the skeins has splashes of blue so it would be interesting to see how it knits up. I’m not bothered by it, actually I think it’s pretty.

A big challenge is finding the perfect pattern for it. I know I want a cardigan and leaning towards the Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. But it’s written for DK and this yarn is fingering weight. So it means lots of knitting math involved to get the right gauge, or move on and find another pattern.

I love this yarn. Did I say that already?

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2 responses

  1. Lovely color! Yummie yummie yummie!

    Actually, you just need to double a fingering weight yarn to get DK. At least that was the answer I got on Rav when I posted the question.. So it should be fairly easy! Do a swatch and see if it works 🙂

  2. Gosh, I stayed away from that Sundara call out because I couldn’t justify getting the large quantity of yarn. I didn’t know that you could team up with someone to balance things out, le sigh! Effortless Cardigan is a great pattern and would require a bit of math to get the conversion done for fingering but its doable. If you double the yarn, you may run out of yarn before you’re done, eek!! Either way, gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

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