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Announcing Rainbow Heirloom … brilliant yarn pairings for Tin Can Knits designs

July 10, 2014

Classic RainbowAs 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!

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…!).

Classic Rainbow

Vivid Blanket Kit – ‘classic rainbow’ … from vivid purples through lemony yellows to deep submarine blues.


Vivid Blanket Kit – ‘princess rockstar’ rainbow… from palest peach to blood orange and deep dangerous purple.


Vivid Blanket Kit ‘sunshine and storm’ rainbow… moody blues and stormy greys punctuated by bright rays of yellow.

Lush in Rainbow Heirloom SweaterRainbow 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!

Antler Cardigan

Antler Cardigan, knit in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘spearmint’

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!).

Vivid Blanket in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater

Vivid Blanket in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater ‘classic rainbow’ kit.


Vivid Blanket in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater ‘classic rainbow’ kit

And right now, I’m working on a Lush cardigan just for me!  Check out some more photos of that work-in-progress on the Rainbow Heirloom blog.

Rainbow Heirloom Sweater

The yarn for my new Lush cardi – Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘favourite aunty’

Lush CardiganLush in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater

Check out a few of my favourite colourways, and find the full palette here!

Rainbow MailWant to follow Rainbow Heirloom to hear about new colours, kits, exclusive yarn clubs and knit-a-longs? 

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!

Rainbow Heirloom on FacebookRainbow Heirloom on Instagram Rainbow Heirloom on RavelryRainbow Heirloom on TwitterYou can also connect with us online: on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Ravelry, the Rainbow Heirloom blog, and shop.

Brilliant patterns for Rainbow Heirloom Sweater:

Dogwood Blanket by Tin Can KnitsVivid Blanket by Tin Can KnitsLush cardigan by Tin Can Knits

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Elizabeth Rose permalink
    July 12, 2016 11:25 am

    Do you have the knitting pattern I can purchase for the vivid rainbow heirloom blanket

  2. July 14, 2014 6:48 am

    Oh yarn porn! Gorgeous!

  3. July 12, 2014 12:05 am

    gorgeous colours. I just want to take a bath in this yarn.

  4. florapie permalink
    July 11, 2014 12:36 pm

    LOVE the greens in the rainbow vivid kit!

  5. Lya permalink
    July 11, 2014 6:00 am

    The colours look great. What is the texture like? Is it springy like Vintage or Green Label, or more like DIC Classy? Hard to tell from the photos.

  6. July 10, 2014 12:53 pm

    I am SO incredibly excited for not only the new book, but for this new line of yarn! That Spearmint looks insanely yummy!!! The Brushed Lips and all those blues…oh my!! I can’t wait to see more! <3

  7. Corinne permalink
    July 10, 2014 10:19 am

    wow, these colours are amazing, I want to dive right into them. I especially love all the reds and the sunshine and storm kit looks wonderful!

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  9. knittedblissjc permalink
    July 10, 2014 6:52 am

    oh wow, I’m super excited about your upcoming book, and those rainbow kits looks amazing|! Just the thing for the Vivid blanket that I have in my queue… Can’t wait!

  10. July 10, 2014 6:15 am

    Those colors are drool worthy!

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