As our friends and family (and some of our fans) already know, Alexa and I are currently hard at work on our newest book… it’s still a surprise, but we will be sharing some juicy details soon.
But for the past year, here in Edinburgh, I have been working away behind the scenes to develop a line of hand-dyed yarns and knitting kits designed to work perfectly with our patterns!
Here at Tin Can Knits we love to work with subtle kettle dyed yarns, and have a bias toward superwash wools… probably because we design so many baby things! And you will probably also know that we love a rainbow…
So without further ado I would like to announce my yarn + knitting kit line: Rainbow Heirloom!
To begin, I have created rainbow blanket kits which include a whopping 21 colours each! There are also luscious single skeins in bright and bold colours. And in the coming months I will be creating sweater kits for some of our popular patterns, including Lush, Snowflake, and, Low Tide and Windswept (get Rainbow Mail to hear when those launch…!).
Rainbow Heirloom yarns will be available primarily online, but my friend Jess at Ginger Twist Studio is featuring Rainbow Heirloom Sweater and Rainbow Heirloom Cash Light as her ‘yarns of the month’ for July… you can read more about them on her blog, and stop by to pet the yarns in person if you are in Edinburgh! Jess has knit up a gorgeous cropped version of Lush in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘aussie sunshine’. I love that she never shies away from bright and bold colourways!
What have I knit so far…? Well of course I made a little Antler cardigan as one of my first projects!
And to test out the full rainbow, I made myself a big beautiful vivid blanket of course… (I’ll tell you more about that later!).
Check out a few of my favourite colourways, and find the full palette here!
There will be some excellent subscriber-only discounts and exciting contests in the near future… The best way is to get Rainbow Mail – our monthly email updates!
Brilliant patterns for Rainbow Heirloom Sweater: