• For The Discerning Knitter – Advent Day 5

Today, dear knitters (and people buying for dear knitters, hint hint), I propose the gift of luxury.

Most people immediately go to cashmere for luxury, and we certainly have plenty. If you want 100%, there is Jade Sapphire 2-ply laceweight, Jade Sapphire scarf kits (for him and her), Gourmet Crafter DK cashmere, and the Devin’s Toque/Cashmere cloche kits from Handmaiden. There are also lots of blends: Handmaiden Cashbah sock kits, Gourmet Crafter cashmere sock, Madelinetosh Pashmina and Pashmina worsted, Sweet Georgia Cash Silk Lace, Filatura di Crosa Superior, and even Debbie Bliss has some low-content blends.

But there are more divine fibres out there than just cashmere. Possum is soft, warm, and pill-resistant. We carry several possum blend yarns from Zealana, including my very favourite, the possum, caashmere and silk Zealana Air – some of the most indulgent yarn I’ve seen. We also have a small stash of Qiviuk (musk ox), yak, and bison down yarns.

There’s no reason we all can’t have a bit of luxury…

And today’s inspiration is not knitting specific, but a fun design tool. THIS colour palette generator lets you link to a picture and have a custom colour palette outputted. Lots of fun to play with!

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