YAL 2019

March 01, 2019 1 min read

Malia and Stephen launched their first yarn brand, West Wool, just a month before the 2019 Yarn Along, so this YAL celebrated the West Wool launch by featuring their fingering weight Bicycle base in each package. Each month included a hand dyed custom colorway that coordinated with one of our West Wool solid colorways. The non-superwash West Wool yarn anchors and frames the splashy hand dyed colors and this became a theme Stephen developed throughout the next year as it gradually evolved into his Painting Patterns series like Painting Bricks and Painting Waves. This year was a bit more understated than previous years and the result is three timeless shawl designs all featuring different shapes and colorwork techniques. Stephen especially loves the Mosaic Musings Shawl with its generous wingspan and graphic stitch motifs.