Blue Heron: Rayon Metallic (+ Pattern Suggestions)

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Deep Water
Deep Water

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  It is fairly simple and allows the yarn to really shine:  Dunes from Issue #11 of  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."