I’ve been working for some time on four new colours to add to the Excelana range and I’m delighted to reveal that the first of these new colours has now arrived and is absolutely beautiful.
This new shade is called ‘Dark Mandarin’ and is a gorgeous, rich burnt orange. I literally ooh’d out load when I opened the box and saw the packs of yarns. I had a very very specific shade of orange in my head when I sent the samples off to the dyers but there is always a certain amount of hope involved as water, temperature, even the batch of wool being dyed itself can impact on the final product. We have recently started using new dyers as well so there were very many variables which meant I was feeling nervous as I opened up the box. Fortunately my nerves were completely unnecessary and the finished yarn is exactly what I had in mind.
and again using the stitch pattern for The Rose Jumper which was my original inspiration to find the perfect orange.
using 3mm needles over stocking stitch