To be fair, Lisa Mutch dyes her own lovely yarns for her patterns, so she probably has a better idea of a perfect match. While I wait patiently to receive her yarns from her yarn club, I want to start on the Dissent project.
I think that Blacker Yarns Gotland 4 ply is perfect for this. It has a lovely lustre, strength, and texture. The grey is from the fibre itself, which is just amazing. It’s not dyed but by nature!
|Three colours of Gotland Wool from Blacker Yarns|
Here is the Dissent pattern on Ravelry.
I was initially attracted to this pattern because it was similar to the popular Color Affection. It was crescent, short rows, and striped. It looks modern and cool. I preferred Dissent because of a more dynamic solid colour section; and it also uses less yarn 🙂
Gotland wool by Blacker Yarns
This just feels like luxury. It’s not merino-soft in the skein. Even though the longwools are not ridiculously soft, they feel and look luxurious. I wish I had better words to describe it!
Anyway, I rarely bare my arms and this won’t be directly next to my skin.
- These sheep come from the Swedish Island of Gotland says Wikipedia.
- The Gotland sheep association in the UK has a great photo showing the colours.
- Here’s the Gotland “Sheep of the week” thread in the Blacker and Beyond group.
This is what the wool looks like on the creature!