Starry Night

This is a new colorway I designed. The inspiration is probably my favorite painting ever, Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

So we set out to dye it. As is my default, I used a kettle method and space dyed it. The yarn picks up on the greens and blues, with “sparks” of the sun/stars in golden orange.

Starry Night - Insi

I dye this with a moderately large “star” part (the gold) deliberately so that it will tend to run together when knit into more swirly van Gogh spirals.

If you find the right pattern, you can maximize this effect. For instance, “Pieces of Eight.” (A note that this is a neat pattern, but being free, has errors and a bit insufficient charts).

Pieces of Eight 0

Pieces of Eight 1

Pieces of Eight 2

If, however, you knit it more “normally” in the round then the gold will spiral upwards like it did in this hat I knit (Basic hat, nothing fancy).

Starry Night Hat

And then finally if you pick a pattern that will break things up, like Zippy then you get short “stars” like this!

Starry Night Sock

I can dye this in any yarn or fiber! I’m really pleased with it. Welcome to the Gnomespun flock, Starry Night!

That’s all for now!
~The Gnome
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