Periwinkle Sheep Merino DK
Truly exquisite, available only here at MDK, an exclusive palette of nine shades by the master colorist Karin Maag-Tanchak. This merino wool, in a DK weight superwash, is the stuff of sweatery dreams. Scroll down for more about Karin and her work.
Please note: patterns not included. The Calligraphy Cardigan pattern appears in Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 9: Revolution, available in both digital and print editions. Be sure to add a copy of Field Guide No. 9 to your cart at checkout!
Specs & Details
3.5 - 4 mm
Karin Maag-Tanchak has been a knitter since second grade, and in the past has owned a local yarn shop. Maybe that’s why her Periwinkle Sheep yarns are so special: she knows what a knitter wants.
We have had the best time collaborating with her to create a palette of color that makes the most of Norah Gaughan’s extraordinary cable projects in Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 9: Revolution.
Karin dyes her yarns in small batches, in her studio in Albany, New York. The result of considerable back-and-forth experimentation, Periwinkle Sheep Merino DK features that thing we love about hand-dyed yarns: the color shifts, ever so subtly, so that the cablework in the Field Guide No. 9 designs really shines.
And—especially important when choosing a yarn for a sweater project—her skeins are dyed with great care in order to create skeins that can be knitted into a sweater with confidence that the color shifts will be harmonious.
Bisque, Geranium, Pine Forest, Ballet, Olive, Hydrangea, Dove, Cadet, Beaujolais. These are all colors we landed on because each will be a beautiful sweater. We love them all. Thank you, Karin!
A Note on Yardage Requirements
The cardigan, pullover and capelet in Field Guide No. 9 are all knitted to the same gauge, and all three of the yarns used for those projects knit to that gauge, so it’s the knitter’s choice of yarn, depending on your preference for color and fabric.
Need help figuring out yardage requirements? Start at the Ravelry page for Field Guide No. 9, and click through to the individual patterns for all the details on sizes, finished garment measurements, and yarn requirements. (Of course, all this information is also in the Field Guide!)