Each month, I offer a mystery yarn club and today I’m excited to reveal the April Clubs. If you are interested in joining the club, you can find them here.
In general, I use a photo as inspiration for the colorway and the rest is a surprise. I offer the clubs in a mystery skein (in any size skeins), with an optional contrast mini, or as a mini skein set. In April, I wanted to bring some bright cheerfulness to the club after the winter months had come to an end. I thought this photo was fun and would provide great inspiration. It did!
I went into this club with a couple of different options in mind. I thought about having a light brown base with sections of the bright colors, similar to how there are separate donuts. I also thought about just using all of the colors I saw and making it a fun, variegated skein. This is what I ended going with. In general, for colorways in my shop, I love blending colors vs using high contrast color blocks. I wanted there to be some speckles to represent the sprinkles, but I also want to make sure I didn’t cover up the bright colors and make it too uniform.
Here’s the result of the main colorway and the contrast skein:
I brought in a lot of the bright pink, deeper pink, purple bright blue, teal and speckled some of those sprinkles on top. I did keep the base a bit lighter, like the donuts themselves, but brought in lots of colors too. When I moved onto the contrast skein, I was torn between the donut color and one of the brighter colors. You can see I chose the brighter one and I have zero regrets about it. I felt like the photo was just so bright and cheery and not making both skeins have that feel would not have worked as well.
Here are some swatches with both colors:
For those of you who love the mini skein sets, I had a lot of fun going bright on these as well. As the standard approach for my mini skein sets, I brought in one element from the main skein into each mini and then tied them all together with some common themes. Here is the mini skein set:
Club colorways are unavailable in the shop for at least three months after the club shipments. Some may never come back. If you are interested in buying the colorways, the best chance is through the clubs. They renew each month on the 20th and there are a variety of options. You can be in an ongoing subscription that you can cancel anytime. If you choose the 3 month or 6 month club options, you do save money over being in the ongoing club for that duration.
Here’s a picture of the May clubs! A picture from my own collection:
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