Yarny bits

Ok, let’s talk about the matching mitts.

So, when I buy yarn, I usually try to buy two skeins of the same kind, because I usually end up knitting hats & mitts or hats & cowls or some other sort of set. That’s what I knit most, and it’s what works best for me (my sympathies to all you garment knitters who have to add to stash in sweater quantities…that sounds daunting).

But every now and then, I fall in love with a yarn and there aren’t two of the exact same color in stock. So sometimes I have to be flexible (yes, yes, I know, not my strong suit).

That’s what happened here. There weren’t two skeins of the Hypothesis Yarns Tweed DK color I wanted in stock, so I got two related shades instead. In this case that’s the Wildcat (for the hat, the darker one in the background) and Royal (for the mitt, the lighter one on the needles). I’m holding both of them along with Shibui’s Silk Cloud in Cove. Having the same fuzzy yarn with them helps bring the colors a little bit closer, and I think they’ll look great together.

Not 100% matched like I used the same yarn, but close enough that it looks good and seems intentional.