After 15 years with The Unique Sheep, Kelly is retiring at the end of this year. Kelly is the amazing dyeing who creates the colors for these kits.
We still have a few months before Kelly retires and during that time we will continue to take these dyed-to-order requests.
If you have been considering this kit, you would be best served not putting it off. We will be bringing in a very limited number of "in stock" kits as the time gets closer but to be sure of getting what you want, now is the time.
Our 11th special Club offering!
This is being presented as a Pre-Order. Select your colorway -- it will be dyed to your specifications. You can plan on this being ready for you in 6 to 8 weeks.
Please note our policy on shipping pre-orders here.
We are simply delighted to present a beautiful design by Chris of Ursa Major Knits, in special kits with yarns dyed by Kelly of The Unique Sheep.
Called Wavily, the pattern can be knit in a number of sizes. And to quote Chris:
The beauty of it is, that you can knit this with any yarn weight without having to do the math. You simply start and knit either 2 waves (small), 3 waves (medium), or four waves (large), before you continue. This way you won't have to knit a swatch and can decide on the go which size will be to your taste.
We have put together kits that will allow you to make the small size or the medium size. One of our test knitters (Keith) knit the smaller size and ended up with a fantastic scarf that he measures at 8" x 8'. (See last two photos on this page.)
Another test knitter, Carolyn, used the yarn set to make the medium size and her shawl's finished dimensions are 11" x 68" wingspan. (Also on this page, the Charmed colorway)
And Chris' piece was a bit wider and shorter than Carolyn's. :-)
The Yarn and Colorways
These kits were originally offered in Kiri which has, unfortunately, now run out. Instead we offer we offer here Verve, a 100% superwash merino. It looks and feels awesome -- with a tight twist, Verve works well for shawls or other lacey projects because it has good stitch definition and takes color well.
We offer two colorway choices.
Set the drop down menu labeled "Choices" as you would like.
Each set will consist of about 150g of a Gradiance set, divided into 6 smaller skeins plus a 150g skein of a contrast (solid) color.
Mermaid + Turquoise is the one which both Chris and Keith knit from. You can see photos on this page. The Mermaid is essentially our Mermaid's Bouquet colorway and runs from a teal into green into gold. The contrast colorway is an almost-solid Turquoise which adds to the sea motif most wonderfully.
Charmed + Violet is the one that Carolyn knit. Charmed is a new colorway for us and runs from a delicious apricot into strawberry and rose and ends up with a pink sorbet. The contrasting solid color is simply a Violet, a cousin that goes beautifully without blending.
Please note that the pattern is a separate item from the kit.
Set the drop down menu labeled "Pattern" as you would like.
If you wish to get the pattern via Chris' Ravelry page, it can be found here.
Alternatively we can print it out for you (16 pages) or email it to you before then. I will send it to you when your kit is ready, unless you tell me you'd like it even sooner.
I have set up a drop-down menu so you can choose your preference.