Book Yarn, Part VIII

Next up, Barking Dog Yarns.

I’ve been using Barking Dog Yarns for just about forever.  I think my first pattern with them was Peregrinate, and of course we mustn’t forget Inlay or the Loasa lateritia projects from the first volume of Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet.  I’ve loved everything I’ve made with these yarns and am consistently impressed with the beautiful colors.  They were a natural choice when I was hunting yarns for the next book.

On the right is Achillies in the color Chestnuts on the Flame.  The yarn is a good, solid 3 ply, 80% merino 20% nylon blend, perfect for socks.  But I can’t stop staring at the color.  It’s all purple and brown and gray, and I keep trying to decide which bit is my favorite and completely failing.  Barking Dog Yarns does such delicious neutrals.  Muted and subtle without ever being boring.

On the left is Galaxy in Hunter’s Pink.  Galaxy is the yarn I used for the cuff and cowl set Foliate, and I’ve been hopelessly smitten with it ever since.  I was thrilled to use it again here.  And Suzan even made a custom pink to match exactly what I had in mind!