Vamping/ Kits in Freia Ombre

Price: $64.00
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This and the remaining photos all show Jennifer's original piece.
This and the remaining photos all show Jennifer's original piece.

A great new design by the Queen of intriguing shapings, Jennifer Dassau offers Vamping

The Design

Here is how she describes it:

In jazz music, vamping is playing the same short phrase over and over; in this shawl you create a glamorous vampy piece by working a simple syncopated eyelet repeat on a wrap with an intriguing shape. Knit asymmetrically from side to side, the long gradient color change builds slowly as it expands with the shawl.

The Yarn and Colorways

We did not use the same yarn that Jennifer knit her piece with for these kits.  Instead of one long gradiently dyed skein, each of our kits will consist of two skeins of gradiently dyed colorways.  

I strongly suggest that you start with one color, knit the gradually changing tones to the end of the cake of yarn  and then start the second cake with the ending colorway, reversing the order.  This way you will have the look of one continuous flow of color. 

This yarn is Freia Ombré Fingering Weight in a delightful merino/silk blend. The yarn has been dyed in very looooooooooong color stretches that gradually blend one into the next.

Each cake (yes, the yarn is already wound for you and ready to be knit) is 70% merino/ 30% silk and has 313 yards (286m) to its 2.64 ounces (75 grams).

So each kit includes two cakes of the colorway of your choice. You will have a generous 626 yards (572m), plenty for this piece. 

These are the two colorways we are offering.  While not the same as what Jennifer used, they have beautifully rich colors that meld one into the next in a most pleasing way.

1. Vamp -- and the name is a total coincidence here --- is a marvelous color for summer -- rich and vibrant.  It blends red into violets and is strikingly stunning.  :-) (Sorry, out of stock)

2. Valentine is again within this general family of colors while remaining uniquely itself.  Here we have a pale pink lemonade blending grdually into a deeper and richer fuchsia and hot pink. (Sorry, out of stock)

The next three colorways I especially like because they are wonderfully unisex.  And I think our menfolk could greatly enjoy a warm and snuggly scarf/wrap like this, come the winds of winter, no?

3. Canyon runs from deep dark walnut into cinnamon into a small amount of brass and then the teals of old copper, and then a medium ash gray. (Sorry, out of stock)

4. Woodsman has similarities to Canyon, with the marvelous colors of the forest, running from a rust into a hickory into green and then pine and sage. (Sold out.)

5. Lucas runs from a dark chocolate into a sandy brown and then lime green into evergreen.  Another lovely forest mix.  

Our yarns can be seen in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that. 

The Pattern

Note also that the kit will not automatically include the pattern. I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Jennifer via her Ravelry web page. This will ensure you have a copy saved in your Ravelry library and that you get any updates as they are released. 

Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that.

We also can email the pattern to you via email (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and generally do so right before I ship your kit).