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Opposites Attract: 2 contrasting colorways that are packaged together, but in separate skeins, so the knitter/designer has control: they can be striped or used in Fair Isle, like the Lava Hat, or color blocked, or any way you like!

Maya Magic Stripe, which has ALL the colors in one strand, magically does all the fabulous stripey-ness for you, but you have less control. I wouldn’t recc doing Fair Isle in Maya Magic Stripe, but something with interesting texture does really well, including stitches that pull the fabric into peaks and valleys, as in my Tiger's Eye Scarf & Stole.

Optical Tweeds; these are handpainted to flicker with highlights and lowlights. They're special and very finicky to produce, but totally worth the trouble, especially if you love jewel tones, but need softer shades to wear, cuz deep colors do wa…

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  • Born on April 22
  • Joined February 26, 2009

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natural fibers, merino, silk, cashmere, camel down, yak down, seacell, viscose, cotton, llama, alpaca, buffalo

About

Opposites Attract: 2 contrasting colorways that are packaged together, but in separate skeins, so the knitter/designer has control: they can be striped or used in Fair Isle, like the Lava Hat, or color blocked, or any way you like!

Maya Magic Stripe, which has ALL the colors in one strand, magically does all the fabulous stripey-ness for you, but you have less control. I wouldn’t recc doing Fair Isle in Maya Magic Stripe, but something with interesting texture does really well, including stitches that pull the fabric into peaks and valleys, as in my Tiger's Eye Scarf & Stole.

Optical Tweeds; these are handpainted to flicker with highlights and lowlights. They're special and very finicky to produce, but totally worth the trouble, especially if you love jewel tones, but need softer shades to wear, cuz deep colors do wash some people out. I want you to love your handknits AND to look beautiful in them.

Straight Up Stripey; sometimes you just want a self-striping yarn. No pairs, no magic, just handpaintedly beautiful color that changes in long color runs. I gotcha. Though I often try to paint these symmetrically, so that 2 socks will match, esp when knit 2AAT a la Melissa Morgan Oakes. You can do that Cuff Down (book one) or Toe-Up (book two) and it's awesome!

Those are the Formats. Colorways can be available in more than one format. For example, I made the evil Genius colorway originally as an Oppsites Attract; a pairing of two perfectly coordinating self-striping yarns. Yummy! Later, I made a Maya Magic Stripe version of it that kicks a$$! So you might see Evil Genius (colorway) as an Opposites Attract skein, where you have control, and could use it for some seriously awesome Fair Isle (see listing, pic of Poppies sample), as a Maya Magic Stripe knit into a fingerless glove or scarf, or one half of that pairing, say, All Genius, No Evil, available as a Straight Up Stripey. Formats are important!

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