I’ve known about Shelridge Yarns for years. The first time I saw it in person was at a knitting retreat in a magical suitcase full of colours.
I worked with the Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch Lace for the first time for Time is Money, but the shawl has been in the works for a long time. The rust colour had called to me before I knew what I was making – back in 2013. Once I’d figured out the design, I knew this particular yarn would be perfect. It’s 100% wool and that’s exactly what I wanted.
In fact I was working on this particular shawl in the morning before one of the classes I took from Nancy Bush back in 2014. She not only knew the yarn, but spoke very highly of it. She used it for the Triinu Scarf in her amazing Knitted Lace of Estonia book.
Later on this year I’ve got a cowl coming in the Soft Touch Ultra solid yarn. I needed four different colours in fingering weight and they had to be certain colours and the colours that are next to each other had to have enough contrast. The solution that came to mind immediately was the wide range of colours from Shelridge. The bonus is that with the 50g skeins, it uses a lot of the yarn up! That pattern will be coming out in September.