My post about Knit Picks Chroma Lollipop yarn (which I later turned into a Haruni shawl) has been one of my most popular – presumably due to the fact that Lollipop Chroma yarn is no longer available, and others are looking for it.
I’ve seen enough comments about it to pique my curiosity, so I dropped their customer service department a note. In their prompt and polite reply, I got bad news and good news.
Bad news first: Lollipop Chroma was discontinued (unexpectedly) because their yarn mill was “unable to continue reproducing the color.” 😦 Good news: They’re planning to offer “a new color that will be similar” – hopefully in the next catalog. 🙂
So there you have it. I’m wishing that I had stocked up when I had the chance, but here’s hoping the new color they have planned will be just as beautiful!
Hot on the heels of my Chroma Lollipop Haruni project wrapup, here is the other Haruni shawl that I made soon after. This one was made with my Knit Picks Comfy in Sea Foam.
I’m still not too sure about this one. Because the yarn doesn’t have the “halo” that the Chroma has, it seems less forgiving of my uneven stitches.
When it’s flat, like it is in the photos, it looks great. But drape it over anything… like, oh, say, shoulders… and it doesn’t seem to hang quite right. I do love the color, though, and it was nice to use a solid shade to give more emphasis to the pattern. Another thing I like? The fact that I went with the crocheted edging on this one rather than the I-cord option (which I used on my Chroma version).
In any case, I was very pleased to make this lovely pattern again! I rarely repeat patterns, but I wouldn’t mind creating several more Haruni shawls.
Pssst… I went on a little weekend getaway and yes, it involved a yarn-store stop. Can’t wait to share the details and my haul. 🙂
To see this project on Ravelry, click here.
You may recall that I purchased some Knit Picks Chroma yarn in Lollipop to make a Haruni shawl. Well here it is!
I got the idea to use the yarn for this pattern after seeing one created by a Ravelry user. It’s a fantastic way to take advantage of the gradually transitioning colors – just look at the neat ripples it makes on the edging!
I had a lot of trouble keeping my center stitches even in this pattern. I thought it might just be because of the varying thicknesses found in the yarn, but I had the same problem with the one I made with my Comfy yarn.
There are two edging options for this project – a crocheted edging and a knit I-cord edging. For the sake of trying something new, I went with the I-cord edging. Now that I’m done, I think I would have preferred the daintier crocheted edging option. Oh well – now I know! Practice makes perfect, and I still need a lot of practice. 🙂
See this project on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/BabycakesCreates/haruni
Update: Psssssst… to check out what I made with this yarn, click here.
Update 2: Looking for this yarn? Click here to see what I found out about its availability.
I have been drooling over KnitPicks’ Chroma Fingering Yarn in Lollipop for a long time, because it’s so. pretty. I have never ordered yarn online before, and have been hesitant to do so because I like to see/touch it for myself. I finally pulled the trigger, and I’m so glad that I did. I mean, look at it…
…it’s like a Lisa Frank explosion, in the best possible way. So nostalgic. It makes me want to search eBay for unicorn-and/or-baby-tiger-emblazoned Trapper Keepers.
I have seen quite a few people use this yarn for kids’ projects, but I think it’s perfect for kids at heart, too. 🙂 I actually have big plans for my skeins. They are destined to become a Haruni shawl. A fellow Raveler used this yarn for one, and it was amazing. I can’t wait.
I’m pretty picky about texture, and many wool yarns just don’t feel soft enough to me. I was pleasantly surprised by this blend – it’s much softer than I expected.
I also love how the colors fade gradually into one another. That makes the color transitions show between rows instead of looking choppy as some variegated yarns do. Plus, it’s cat-approved. So there’s that.