July 04 2012 – thisisknit
We've talked about Louisa Harding Mulberry Pure Silk here before - it's been used to astounding effect in FOs like Nikki's wedding dress and KittyKahBoom's Aeolian shawl, and we think it's one of the loveliest yarns we stock. It just got even lovelier. Mulberry now has a hand-beaded counterpart, available in colours to match the original. The beads are subtly gold- and silver-coloured, and they add a gentle touch of even further luxury. Like its unbeaded companion, Mulberry Hand-Beaded is a multi-plied DK weight yarn, so it's strong and versatile. You could use it by itself, of course, or you could choose a striking constrast colour as Louisa does in this pattern from her Aster booklet: But what's really exciting is that you could choose identical colours in Mulberry Pure Silk and in Mulberry Hand-beaded and combine them in stunning fashion like this, also from Aster: Or you could use the beaded yarn just for the cast off of a shawl or stole, adding a little gleaming touch to the edge. There's no end to the possibilities, and we can't wait to see what you devise. We have more new Louisa Harding yarn to tell you about in the next couple of weeks, too. In fact, we'll fairly soon have an awful lot of new yarn to show you at the Yarn Tasting. The date's confirmed as September 14th (a Friday this time, rather than a Thursday as in previous years), so keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for more details closer to the date. In fact, if you register for our newsletter, we'll tell you when booking opens - go to our home page and scroll down to sign up.