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.