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Vibrant Color! The Antidote to Our Blahs

Vibrant Color! The Antidote to Our Blahs

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!!


Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering & Monokrom Fingering

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!!

Susan Watkins

Susan Watkins

Prior to launching Izzy Knits in 2018, Susan worked professionally as a freelance marketing consultant, specializing in branding, graphic design, and copywriting. Today, she puts these same skills to good use at Izzy Knits, where she gets to delight daily in the fiber arts, satisfying her passion for color and texture. Outside of work, Susan loves to spend time with her family, including her parents, husband, and two children. She enjoys photography and travel, knitting to unwind, and serving the global Church in southern Haiti.