Both in the 75% pure yak/25% super fine merino blend named Himalayan Trail, this is Dinna Fash on the left and Fergus on the right. Today I want to show you what I did with the lovely Dinna Fash as the wonderful folks at Bijou Basin Ranch are celebrating their Outlandish series’ blues this week — they are all marked down 15%!
It’s not a secret to anyone who knows me or reads my blog or sees what I knit & spin that I have a special addiction to blues.And really, Dinna Fash is an amazing example of the color. It is a blue that teeters on the edge. In some light it is a true deep blue, at other times it leans more toward teal. In all light, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Again, I was tasked with finding a truly great pattern to use up the generous 200yard skein — you know I like to get the most out of these special skeins. I selected Alternato by Woolly Wormhead — simple and yet unique.
I love it! So. Much. The overall fit is just wonderful — much like the hat I made with my skein of Fergus, Alternato is just so cozy. In fact, I wore it all last week to keep warm while camping. It was just perfect!
How did I do in using the entire skein?
As I mentioned the Outlandish blues are being celebrated this week at Bijou Basin Ranch. In either the yak/merino Himalayan Trail I’ve used here or Lhasa Wilderness, a yak/bamboo blend, they are offering 15% off Outlandish blue group yarns. No discount code is necessary as prices included in the sale are already reduced in the online shop. There are lots of beautiful hues to test out — hop over & take advantage of the sale — you probably deserve a luxury hat or two, right?
For more info on this project, please see my Ravelry project page here.
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