We call our Flash Mob 2021 collection Human+Nature—it captures seasonal colours into beautiful skeins of yarn. This collection will bring out our human emotions, stimulate our senses, tickle our creative minds, and they will awaken our long forgotten memories.
This month's Flash Mob is called Eager.
It might still be cold, but something feels different. Maybe it’s that the sun stays out a little longer. Perhaps there’s more moisture in the air as snow begins to melt. After months of whiteness, we long to see hints of colour. It might not be obvious to the eyes, but spring is near.
Eager is dyed by the artists at Hand Maiden, on three individual 56 gram skeins of Casbah heavy fingering weight, merino cashmere nylon yarn. Presented in a long braid, each individual colour plays together, mingling and matching with each other, inspired by and dyed to compliment this image.
Each braid of Eager comes with a beautiful custom leather patch made by Brickbubble.
Ball Weight: 56 gr / 2 oz (three skeins equals 168 grams in total)
Ball Length: 162 m / 175 yds (three skeins equals 486 meters in total)
Knitting Gauge: 26 sts / 4 inches
Needle Size: 3.0mm / US 2
Yarn Fibre: 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
Care Instructions: machine washable, but we recommend hand wash and lay flat to dry
Pattern Suggestion: Whatever your heart desires.....something to wear next to your skin would be lovely.....With three 56 grams skeins and a total of 486 meters, two braids would make a generous wrap or shawl. You could try Breathe and Hope or Hug Shot from Casapinka, or Andrea's Rose cardigan with four or five bundles for a bigger project.
A message from the dyer about this yarn: Jana from Hand Maiden shares, "Typically in February we are set in for mid-winter calm, birds at the feeder and the deep quiet of a blanket of snow. This year we are much more eager for spring and the release of colour and energy it brings and the hope and joy that grows with it. Grey branches and seeds, yellow - for spring birds, blush and pinks for promised blooms."
Note about hand painted yarns: These skeins are dyed by hand and may vary in colour and/or intensity from skein to skein, even within the same dye lot. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product.