December 17: Technicolor


Styles and trends come and go, but one thing that has remained constant over the years is the popularity of multi-color yarns. Whether they stripe, swirl, speckle, fade. . . yarns of many colors are always a hit. Here are three new colorful yarns we have in store for you!

Millefiori Big

Millefiori Big

An upsized version Millefiori, Berroco’s hit from last fall. Fun colors ebb and flow in random patterns to create a bold and happy fabric. Millefiori blends wool with acrylic for softness and stability with just a hint of shimmer. And we can always count on Berroco for outstanding pattern support:

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All of the above patterns are featured in Berroco #392. I have a free pattern featuring Millefiori Big to share with you today, courtesy of Berroco. This quick-knit cowl takes just 2 skeins! Click here to get the pattern download.


Today we have THREE giveaways. One reader will win 2 skeins of Millefiori Big, with a copy of the pattern to knit this simple cowl. Simply comment with which color of Millefiori Big you’d like to win. You can see the Millefiori Big colors here.



A unique superwash wool from Queensland Yarns, featuring different colored plies twisted around each other with long and slow color changes. I recently adapted this tasseled entrelac shawl pattern for Brisbane.


We have a class scheduled for January 20th, where I’ll share techniques mom developed for entrelac. She was very particular with finished results, and refused to knit entrelac until she was able to adapt it to her standards. I will also have my pattern modifications available to anyone who purchases yarn to knit this shawl. It is originally designed for fingering weight, but turned out nicely in the heavier Brisbane. The Entrelac Shawl with Tassels pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.

These are some other pretty Brisbane patterns available on Ravelry, requiring only 1-3 skeins.

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And another lucky reader will win a skein of Brisbane and a free copy of the Helen cowl pattern. Leave a comment with the color of Brisbane you’d like to win. You can see the colors here.

Kureyon Air

Kureyon Air

This super bulky, single ply yarn is light as air! Noro’s brilliant self striping colors are simply scrumptious.

Both of these cute capelets are available as Ravelry downloads.

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And Noro Magazine Issue 10 featured these fun Kureyon Air designs.

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We also love this Rainbow Infinity Cowl that was featured in Noro Magazine Issue 11. We knit ours using a combination of Kureyon Air and Spud & Chloë Fine.


A third reader will win a the yarn and pattern to knit the Rainbow Infinity Cowl. Just tell us which color of Kureyon Air you would like to win, and we’ll help coordinate it with a contrasting skein of Fine for you. You can see the colors of Kureyon Air here.

To recap, leave a comment stating

. . . and don’t forget to get the free pattern for the Inlet Cowl featuring Millefiori Big.

You have until midnight tonight. Each winner will also receive a complimentary copy of Noro Magazine Issue 10!


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39 thoughts on “December 17: Technicolor

  1. Millefiori Big in Lupin is lovely, Brisbane in Titan Triggerfish is my fave, and Kureyon Air #188 would make a beautiful cowl.

  2. Brisbane Titan Triggerfish is my fav! And it’s machine washable, so I’ll forgo putting in a wish for the other two! Tough to choose a color but the that one matches my pjs, so that was the tie breaker!!

    1. Congratulations Pam! You’re the winner of a skein of Brisbane. I have your prize aside for you. Please pick it up by January 31, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  3. What fun yarn!!! Love the colors!!!

    Millefiori – Viola
    Brisbane – Stormy Ocean
    Kureyon – #393

  4. Millefiori Terra, Brisbane Australian Damsel, and #393 in Kureyon Air. So much to knit, so little free time! Keely, thank you for spoiling us!

  5. I love the chunky yarns and all the multi colors!
    My favorites are;
    Coral Trout
    Thank You for the free pattern!

  6. Brisbane. Coral trout. Air. 332 Big. dahliA. Love all of your posts. I need to make a trip. Those leg warmers are awesome and so is the geometric shawl from noro. Thank you for all the ideas.

  7. I’d love Berroco Millefiori Big #5885 Lupin, Queensland Brisbane Titan Triggerfish, or Kureyon Air #188.

  8. I love the Milliefiori Big! I made a little cardi for my daughter out of it a few years ago.

    Milliefiori Big -Iris
    Queensland Brisbane –Squid Swimmer
    Kureyon Air #400

  9. I like Sedum and Hyacinth in the Millefiori, Waterlily and Titan Triggerfish in the Brisbane, and Air 102. (Obviously having trouble choosing only 1!)

  10. Millefiori Big #5885, Lupin *** Keely, when I clicked through on “Iris” to look at it, the closeup photos are of Lupin. ***
    Brisbane: #10, Red Firegoby
    Kureyon #378

  11. I would love to win Millefiori in Lupin, Brisbane in Waterlily and Kureyon #102.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    1. Congratulations Melissa! You’re the winner of a skein of Kureyon Air plus the yarn to knit a rainbow infinity cowl. I have your prize aside for you. Please pick it up by January 31, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

    1. Congratulations Jenna! You’re the winner of 2 skeins of Millefiori Big. I have your prize aside for you. Please pick it up by January 31, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

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