'3 Color Cashmere Cowl' by Joji Locatelli. Image Copyright Joji Locatelli.

‘3 Color Cashmere Cowl’ by Joji Locatelli. Image Copyright Joji Locatelli.

When yarn and inspiration collide

Week two of #FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday is upon us, and this week there was a very straightforward choice made. I’ve been looking for the perfect way to combine all 3 skeins from The Golden Skein’s Autumn Harvest quarter within one project, to represent the inspiration photo. Joji popped up with the ideal opportunity to do just that and have a bit of fun with the pattern, too, with her ‘3 Color Cashmere Cowl’, covered on #FreeYourSkeins2015 Day 9.

'Autumn Harvest' collection from The Golden Skein Power of 3 Club. Image Copyright The Golden Skein.

‘Autumn Harvest’ collection from The Golden Skein Power of 3 Club. Image Copyright The Golden Skein.

The yarns are all 100% BFL and were dyed to the inspiration photo ‘Autumn Harvest’ by Tranuf. The original plan behind having the same base was to allow subscribers the chance to have a bit of a play with colour and use more than one skein from the package together easily. Quite a few people have managed to do this successfully. My skeins are still languishing in stash, gently maturing with their woolly brethren.

'Harvest Autumn' by Tranuf, via Flickr.

‘Harvest Autumn’ by Tranuf, via Flickr.

Another obvious choice for these yarns would be a ‘Color Affection’ by Veera Valimaki. I am not sure I could manage quite so much garter stitch in one project; it’s not my favourite stitch, although a lot of people love it. This is definitely a good ‘mindless’ project, but at over 1000m, it isn’t for the faint hearted or those lacking in stamina!

'Color Affection' by Veera Valimaki. Image Copyright Veera Valimaki.

‘Color Affection’ by Veera Valimaki. Image Copyright Veera Valimaki.

What would you knit with these yarns?