This post is a bit of a teaser, but I love this new colorway so much I couldn’t resist posting about it.
Echo is a colorway I created for the 2016 Spirit Trail clubs, and it’s making its big debut at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival, where I’ll have it on just about every base (I love it that much).
I knew I wanted something with pastels, and I wanted to play with some different dye techniques. My daughter came up with the name, because the little bits of softly layered color made her imagine what echoes might look like, if they were something you could see.
I chose a soft gray very slightly tinged with mauve for the base color (because I wanted a more toned down version of the above colors), and then layered on soft lavender, pink/mauve, yellow and a brighter aqua. I thought about adding the mint green from the photos, because these were the colors and photos I was looking at as I was designing this colorway in my head. But, ultimately, I decided against it because I thought adding one more color into the mix might make it too busy.
This colorway takes all day to dye, but it is so worth it, don’t you think?
My Mom wasn’t so sure about this color, until she saw Lenore’s gorgeous Sun Rose sweater at my studio’s Grand Opening, which quickly converted her to its merits and potential:
Stephanie has a Winterdeep Cowl going in Echo, too:
I’m pondering some other colors using the same dye techniques. What color would you choose for the base color? And what would you layer onto it? Inquiring minds want to know :-D.
Leave me a comment and tell me what colors you’d choose, and I’ll randomly select one or two responders to win a skein of Birte in Echo!
Edited to add: Leave a comment from now until Monday, September 19, 2016. I’ll draw a random winner or two on Monday afternoon!