Poppy it is.

I finally got out to my LYS to look at yarn for Holbrook. On Susan‘s suggestion, I decided to give Shibui Staccato a try.

Although it’s a solid, the silk/wool combination and the tight twist of the yarn give it a subtle sheen so that it doesn’t look flat. The silk will help give it nice drape, and of course it feels delightful. How can you go wrong with merino and silk?

There were a few colors I was considering, but I needed four skeins in the same dyelot, which helped me narrow the field. I also didn’t want to go with a really dark color, or anything too neutral, which eliminated a few other options. There was a very pretty blue that was tempting, but not in a color range that I usually wear, so I wouldn’t have much to wear it with.

The winner is “Poppy”. Not as orange as you might think – it’s almost more of a light terra cotta.

Shibui Staccato in 'poppy'

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6 Responses to Poppy it is.

  1. Gretchen says:

    Love the color! Great choice.

  2. Marilyn says:

    It’s a great color for you. And it sounds scrumptious! 🙂

  3. Anne says:

    Gorgeous! That’ll look lovely on you once it’s knit up too!

  4. zeneedle says:

    And you wear that color well. Good choice in yarn and color.

  5. pacalaga says:

    Oh man, it’s wonderful. (Now I wanna see the blue.) Merino silk too, yum! I’m knitting with merino/silk/seacell and I think anything I touch after this will just feel like twine. 😉

  6. Kym says:

    Perfect color! It will be fabulous! (And the silk. . . YUM.)

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