Raven Clan Update

Well, that was interesting. So I thought I’d found the perfect yarn for my Rogue II (BMFA Peru) – but alas, the gauge was off just enough to freak me out in light of my Rogue I disaster. What to do? There was just no way I was returning that box of beautiful Raven Clan yarn without the satisfaction of a plan!

So I went back to the drawing board. I spent way too much time pouring over patterns at Ravelry.com, searching for the perfect yarn / pattern synthesis. After days of searching and thinking and calculating gauge (and nights of dreaming in Woobu and Peru) I finally figured out what I wanted!!

#1. Wisteria by Kate Gilbert in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Peru, colorway Thraven.

#2. Ashby by Leila Raabe in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea, colorway Grawk.

I’m so glad I had Blue Moon Fiber Arts ship me samples, the same colorway is radically different from one yarn to the next. The Fledges (Corvid Fledge, Grawk Fledge, etc) were described to me as “lighter, less black” which is probably accurate from the dyers perspective, but from the knitters perspective they were totally  different then their parent colorways because the colors that are hinted at in the parents (Grawk, Corvid, etc.) completely take over in the Fledge – bright pinks and greens and blues with light grey. Not Ravenish at all. (Shown below: Peru Grawk and Corvid, Gaea Corvid)

I did like the Twisted quite a bit, but ultimately too light to satisfy my Raven obsession. (Shown below Valkyrie and Grawk)