Of all the yarn in our shop, the one that catches the eye of almost every customer is Freia Fibers. At first it is because of the striking shelf presence; the spirals of color lure you in. Once they touch it, they fall for the springy, 100% merino, the sheen of the single ply wool, the fascination of the slow gradation from one end of the ball to the other.
While Freia Fibers have always been a favorite, we are head over heels for the new Ombre Fingering Shawl Balls. With 430 yards, one ball is enough for a modest shawl such as the Antheraea shown above. To make a larger shawl in a single color progression (as shown above in Vintage), simply alternate rows between 2 balls of the same color.
And if you can't choose a favorite? Use them both! Devil's Slide is a creative experiment in blending and contrasting two Ombre yarns. The idea of the subtle background with a pop of wavy color in the middle works wonderfully with these shawl balls, while providing many opportunities for colorplay. By using two balls of the main color and alternating rows, you can extend the color change progression, while keeping the bright burst in the center more compact.
One of the best parts of the Ombre Fingering Shawl Balls is that they have enough yardage to make an entire shawlette. Here are 3 designs created specifically for one skein of this fabulous yarn, and we know you'll enjoy watching these color changes as much as we do.
Pro-tip: Medialuna and Axiom (not pictured) both require the Shawl Ball be divided evenly in half using a scale. If you would like us to do that for you, please let us know in your order comments and we'll take care of it!