These yarns are truly breathtaking -- of the kind that makes you gasp and go oh-my-goodness-gracious!
By Blue Heron Yarns, Rayon Metallic is 88% rayon and 12% metallic. The yarn has a marvelous coolness to it; the overall feel is rather delicious. No need to fear that the metallic threads make it icky and scratchy -- this is a wonderful yarn and the hand is great.
Each 8 ounce skein has 550 yards, thus giving you enough yardage for quite a few projects.
My absolute favorite pattern for these yarns is a lovely free one from Knitty.com. It is fairly simple and allows the yarn to really shine: Dunes from Issue #11 of Knitty.com. I've seen worked it up in this yarn -- unfortunately I don't have photos (I'd have had to rip it off the shoulders of the knitter I met).
Another that seems to work very well with one skein is Mindy Ross's Early Morning Rain. With or without beads, the yarn makes this a perfect wrap for warmer weather wear.
Also, take a look at Midwinter's Hush by Simon Kereit. We have a webpage set up for it right -- notice that one of her original ones was knit using just one skein of this gorgeous yarn.
And especially for the Indigo colorway (as it is closest to a solid color) I like a number of Skeinwalker's patterns, in particular her Shûremna.
Here are our current colorways:
Deep Water is rich and simply gorgeous! A striking cobalt combines with black (and the metallic is silver).
Tapestry is just stunning and would make for a very dramatic piece! A velvety deliciousness, this one has golden threads thorughout and plays with the colors you might see in a Medici ballroom. I see chocolate and aubergine and plum as the main colors.
We show each colorway against a white background as well as against a black one. This allows for (I feel) a better view of the colors and what "pops."