This month for our Artisan Crate we partnered with one of the most iconic hand-dyed yarn brands out there: Shalimar Yarns. If you aren’t familiar with this yarn line, it’s full of beautiful colorways on extraordinarily luxurious bases. This month’s base is Aerie: a Fingering weight, single ply, made from 70% Merino, 20% Mohair, and 10% Silk. Each skein has 420 yards, for a total of 840 yards in this gorgeous box. The colorway is called Love and Happiness and sits somewhere between a blue and a purple, with some lovely, smoky grays in there.
We worked with Jen Giezen to create two beautiful patterns this month that really showcase the yarn: Wisteria Cowl and Wisteria Cardigan. Both feature a similar stitch motif along the edges that resembles draping wisteria blossoms!
This month’s extra is a little yarn fun in the sun–a specially designed koozie with the saying “Give me sunshine, a view, and good yarn”–three things absolutely necessary to have the very best time this Summer! Perfect for taking along anywhere you’ll need a cool beverage, or just for sitting next to your computer while you hang out in the KAL thread for this crate on Ravelry! We can’t wait to see your projects with this lovely yarn.