Do you ever fall prey to the charms of a speckled yarn only to get it home and not actually know what to do with it (this is the part where it would be kind of you to say ‘why yes, yes of course, you are not the only one with this difficulty’)? Well so here’s what you do. You give it plenty of plain stockinette (speckled yarn looks amazing on stockinette). You do not make it argue with lace (speckled yarn hates holes). If you want cables, you either make them very very big of very very tiny (big cables are mostly just stockinette, tiny cables end up looking like lines). And, if you do all that, you end up with something rather delightful!
(Pssst, this is a reminder that some time in January I’m taking most of the patterns that should have been two separate patterns to begin with and raising the prices on them to better reflect that they’re really a set of patterns. I do not have a full list of which patterns I’m doing that to, but if you look at it and think ‘hmmm, that appears to be a hat and a fingerless mitt’ or ‘hmmm, that appears to be several completely different hats’ there’s a darn good chance it’ll be changing. I only mention this so you can grab it now if you’ve been meaning to but putting it off.)
What’s going on? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off. Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can. Each day’s sale is listed here on the blog, on instagram, and on twitter, so you can keep up with it wherever you like best (because wow am I not filling everyone’s inbox with email about this every day, I’m not a monster).