On New years eve, or Hogmanay as it is known here in Scotland, we mark the turning point between one year and the next. There is always reflection on the past year, and a sense of excitement for the potentials of a new year, and the opportunity for one great big party.
The photo that inspired this month’s nostalgia club colourway, ‘auld lang syne’, was taken on my first New Year’s Eve here in Edinburgh. The cold night sky, lit by colourful explosions, was burned into this deep vivid teal which faded to black.
This is probably my very favourite limited edition colourway of the entire Nostalgia club! And other designers seem to agree. Amanda B. Collins (Owl Print Panda) has created a very special shawlette… which we’ll share with you next week. Dieuwke van Mulligen has designed a unique little cropped cardigan, New Start, perfect for over a party dress! And Alexa of Tin Can Knits knit a beautiful smocked cowl too.
The January limited-edition colourway is a vivid blackened teal, and it’s dyed on Rainbow Heirloom Lush Light, a luxuriously soft blend of baby alpaca, silk, and cashmere. Lush Light is perfect for lace, shawls, lightweight garments, and colourwork projects!
Rainbow Heirloom Lush Light
weight: fingering / 4 ply
content: 70% baby alpaca / 20% silk / 10% cashmere
yardage: 437 yards (400m) per 100g skein
needles: 2.75 – 4mm (US 2 – 6)
gauge: 24 – 28 sts = 10cm (4″)
If you love this yarn (it’s one of our favourites here at Rainbow Heirloom), then you’ll want to try the other Lush yarns: Lush DK (246 yds / 100g) and Lush Lace (655 yds / 100g), featuring that same fabulous blend of alpaca, silk, and cashmere. There are a few skeins available in the shop now!
Auld Lang Syne is also available for a limited time on our most popular base: Rainbow Heirloom Sweater. The talented designer Dieuwke van Mulligen (whose excellent designs have been featured on our blog, here) has designed a beautiful cropped cardigan, called “New Start,” in a combination Rainbow Heirloom Sweater and Lush Light, both in this month’s colourway. Perfect for wearing over pretty dresses! New Start is available now, and you can learn more about this pattern here.
Amanda B. Collins (OwlPrintPanda) has designed a beautifully lightweight shawlette in this month’s Nostalgia Club yarn! “Syne” features and a lace border. This pattern will be launched early next week but here’s a quick peek…
Today’s shop update – Friday January 8th at 8pm BST [check your time here] will have this exclusive Nostalgia Club Colourway, plus a number of other yummy yarns!