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March 2017 Knitspiration

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      Splash into Spring with Spectacular Speckles!  
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Welcome to our second installment of Knitspiration, a photo-packed mini-newsletter designed to get you fired up about creating and ready to tackle that next project!

Our inaugural Knitspiration newsletter featured Goldfish Memory, a wrap so bursting with brilliant color we immediately put on our sunglasses and started dreaming of spring! We were so inspired by the effortless way in which the wrap combined different dye techniques - specifically, speckles with solids - that we couldn't help but incorporate that into the theme of this month's newsletter!

We've all fawned over speckle-dyed yarn, the latest rage in hand-dye techniques, but what pattern to use? What's the best way to show off that confetti-like color while still maintaining a look that's both timeless and wearable? When used alone a simple pattern is best, perhaps one with garter stitch stripes to keep it interesting; the real fun, however, happens when you combine speckles with solids to create something truly speck-tacular!

Take a look at some of the projects that are inspiring us this month!
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      Shawls we Love!  
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Halcyon Collage

Pictured: Halcyon by Chelsea Berkompas

May we suggest: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock

Colors we like: Cosmic Wonder Dust & Gemini

Kallara Collage

Pictured: Kallara by Ambah O'brien

May we suggest: KPPPM and KPM

Colors we like: P473S and 2403

Summer Camp Collage

Pictured: Summer Camp by Laura Aylor

Suggested yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Colors we like: Liquid Gold and Modern Fair Isle, Scorpio and Horoscope

Crescendo Collage

Pictured: Crescendo by Janina Kallio

May we suggest: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock

Colors we like: Cosmic Wonder Dust and Scorpio
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Vanilla Fog Collage

Pictured: Vanilla Fog by Andrea Mowry

Suggested Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Colors we like: Modern Fair Isle, Brick Dust and Silver Leaf

Meraki Collage

Pictured: Meraki by Jess Kavanagh

May we suggest: Lorna's Laces Solemate

Colors we like: Blackberry, Berry Blizzard and Lorel-Eyes

Breathing Space Collage

Pictured: Breathing Space by Veera Välimäki (featured in Interpretations Vol. 3)

Suggested yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Colors we like: Twig and Holi Festival

Stencil Collage

Pictured: Stencil by Beata Jezek

May we suggest: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport

Colors we like: Buffalo Grove, Prague, Kauai, Melting Pot, Violet and Whisper
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      Just a Sprinkle of Speckle!  
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Arrosa Collage

Pictured: Arrosa by Jennifer Weissman (featured in Pom Pom Quarterly Spring 2017)

May we suggest: Madelinetosh Twist Light

Colors we like: Farmhouse White and Found Pottery (because the contrast edge is optional we recommend using stashed scrap yarn for it rather than buying a full skein)

Looking Ahead Collage

Pictured: Looking Ahead by Veera Välimäki (featured in Interpretations Vol. 3)

May we suggest: Madelinetosh Tosh DK with a Tosh Vintage Samples for the pom-pom

Colors we like: Tern and Holi Festival
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      And a Splash of Crochet!  
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Peachy Geometric Collage

Pictured: Peachy Geometric by Sandra Paul

May we suggest: Lorna's Laces Solemate

Colors we like: From top right moving clockwise - Prague and Natural, Cozumel and Natural, Blackberry and Berry Blizzard, Denim and Berry Blizzard, Douglas Fir and Lorel-Eyes

Picking Flowers Collage

Pictured: Picking Flowers Sweater by Christina Hadderingh

May we suggest: Mrs. Crosby Satchel

Colors we like: From left to right moving clockwise - Midnight Aubergine and Pansy, Hollywood Cerise and Hummingbird, French Chambray and Magnolia, Golden Butter and Hosta

We love the idea of Crocheting the body of the sweater in a speckled color and the flower motif on the sleeves in a solid - or vice versa! It's up to you!

We hope you found plenty of knitspiration from this month's newsletter! Be on the lookout for new speckled colorways from both Lorna's Laces and Madelinetosh arriving this spring!
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