When I saw Brooklyntweed’s DRYAD I immediately purchased and downloaded the pattern. I love cables! I fought the urge to run out and purchase the yarn used in the pattern. Okay, if I must confess, I went to the yarn store to see how the Berroco Blackstone Tweed felt and wasn’t thrilled. Knowing I had some Queensland Aran in my stash that was softer, I resisted the temptation to break my vow to knit as much as possible from stash in 2010 and left the store with more money in the bank.
I absolutely love the green DRYAD and know that mine will not “pop” nearly as much. However, I will have the satisfaction of knowing that I used yarn that had been in my stash for several years, and mine will be much softer. This yarn is a deep purple that almost looks black. The color is extremely difficult to capture with my camera despite all my attempts with various ISO speeds and bracketing………
So far, I have knit three repeats and it is ever-so-much-fun! But before I continue any further I am going to swatch Dryad in some russet colored Rowanspun Aran.
I have only knit a few rows and I think I can tell already that the cables will show up better in this color. Which one do you think suits DRYAD best? The dark purple or the russet?