Yes, wool. And all the wonderful ways that you can transform it—from raw fiber to spun yarn to knitted fabric and beyond. On that note, we’re pleased to introduce the newest (woolly) pattern of the month: introducing Minnaert by Kelly Forster!
Equal parts warm and cozy, Kelly’s capelet is a unique statement piece that celebrates what we love about our tonal-dyed Phoebe: its luxurious ultra-softness and variegated palette. A split ribbed neckline gives way to a simple, yet satisfying, colorwork yoke, followed by a smooth cascade of stockinette and ribbing.
Accessible by design, Minnaert is a piece that’s easy to pop over an outfit for extra warmth and no-fuss wearing. Shown here in a subtle color pairing of Phoebe, we envision it in many combinations across the spectrum for a look that’s uniquely yours. Of course, acknowledging the limitations of our own imaginations, we can’t help but swatch a few colorway pairings—and we hope you find these helpful in choosing your own colors for this beautiful capelet.
Our first swatch for Minnaert celebrates the stunning contrast of the Mars (MC) and Venus (CC) colorways, for a look that definitely leans into spring—reminding us of Valentines, cherry blossoms, and wildflower blooms.
The warm and springy Minnaert swatch, shown here in Mars (MC) and Venus (CC).
For our next color pairing, we chose Pluto and Sol for a playful combination of warm and cool colors. The result? A uniquely Phoebe color combination that reminds us of the color play in Alexis Winslow’s Leonarda socks (to be released later this April!).
And for our final swatch? We opted for two cool shades that contrast nicely with each other: Earth (MC) and Jupiter (CC). Truth be told, these two colors would work just as well if they were swapped so that the main color was Jupiter and the contrasting color was Earth.
Of course, with twenty-two stunning colorways of Phoebe to choose from, there are many more combinations you can dream up for a Minnaert capelet that’s just to your liking. For even more patterns to explore in Phoebe, we think you’ll enjoy browsing our selection of patterns designed in this cosmically-inspired yarn.
We hope you enjoyed this post on colorwork swatching, and look forward to hearing which colors you plan to knit with in the comments below! Want to swatch accurately for patterns worked in the round, but not sure where to start? Check out our tutorial, Techniques: Speed Swatching for Colorwork. You may also enjoy Gennaker Reborn, where we re-imagine a classic Quince pattern in our newest yarn, Wren, a wool/cotton blend.