Vintage Purls yarn is my go-to for so many projects. Not just because of the great customer service and easily navigated website, but because this hand-dyed yarn has the perfect amount of semi-solid colour to deliver the texture and liveliness we love, without disrupting stitch patterns. To illustrate this point I've designed a 2-colour 'Tiled Beanie' in Vintage Purls Max, with a low contrast pattern. You can clearly see the subtle colour variations but the pattern is never lost. This is also useful if you want to work a heavily textured stitch pattern like cables or lace, but want to avoid the visual confusion more extreme colour variegation brings.
To download the free pattern see the bottom of this post.
Of course there's lots more to love about Vintage Purls yarn, for example the stunning jewel tones that are a speciality, and the fact that Vintage Purls is one of the very few brands to make a DK weight sock yarn. For those of us that like a super cosy pair of hand knit socks, this is a wonderful thing! VP Max has a tiny bit of nylon in the blend with the NZ merino, to add the strength that sock yarn requires. Of course this doesn't just benefit your feet, having that extra durability along with the super soft merino is perfect for garments too.
If you've worked with Vintage Purls yarn before, you'll know what I'm talking about, but if you haven't, treat yourself to a couple of skeins. Fresh colourways are released every Friday afternoon.
Download the pattern here.
This pattern is a gift from me to you, as such it is not intended for re-sale or distribution by any one other than myself. Please respect my copyright. Thank you and happy knitting :)