I think we can all agree, times are tough right now. I'm feeling a little cooped up and missing the outdoors. So as I was thinking of starting a new knit project the other day, I immediately turned to yarns in the brightest, cheeriest colors I could find to put a smile on my face.
One yarn brand that I love, Urth Yarns, specializes in vivid, variegated, self-striping, and tonal colorways that are simply stunning. They also have a well-stocked library of free patterns to complement their yarns, so it's easy to pair yarn and project.
Here at Izzy Knits, we've been carrying Urth's Uneek Sock Kits for a while, but this week, we're introducing Uneek and Monokrom fingering as well. Each relies on the same 100% extrafine, superwash merino base, which ensures that variegated and tonal yarns combine seamlessly in projects that require both.
Here are a few of the projects I looked at when searching for something new to start. I ultimately chose Urth's Chevron Scarf (picture above and below). Perhaps one of these picks will inspire you too! Many of them are FREE!!
FREE Patterns (above; all links below connect to Ravelry)
Note: In the image above, a “C” indicates crochet. All other patterns are knit.
Clockwise from Top Left:
Ripples Cowl by Tracy Henwood
Monokrom Chevron Scarf by Urth Yarns
Swirl Shawl by Urth Yarns
Longitudes Tee by Adrienne Larsen
Squared Up Baby Jacketby Urth Yarns (adult version too!)
PAID Patterns (above; all links below connect to Ravelry)
Clockwise from Top Left:
Butterfly | Papillon by Marin Melchior
Anica Shawl by Alina Appasova
Butterfly Cowl by Marin Melchior
Simple Handwarmers* by The Warm Ewe
Mailen by Cecilia Losada (10 sizes!)
*One skein of Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering will give you enough for 3 pairs of mitts, with each mitt a little different from the others! If you want matching mitts, use the yarn from Urth's Uneek Sock Kit. You'll get 3 matching pairs!!)
Urth Yarns Uneek Sock Kits
Now available in five (5) new colorways, Urth Yarn's Uneek Sock Kits include two (2) pre-wound 50g cakes @ 220 yards (200 meters) each and three (3) sock patterns.
FREE Patterns (links below connect to Ravelry)
In addition to the patterns that come with the kit, Urth Yarns recommends the following as well:
Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku
Toe-Up Socks with a Difference by Wendy D. Johnson
We hope these yarns will bring a little joy and color to your day! And, of course, we’d love to see what you’re making. Join us in our Ravelry Group, or share your projects with us on Facebook or Instagram (using our hashtag #izzyknitslys) Your project might just put a smile on someone else's face!!