Scarlet of Huckleberry Knits was inspired by this photo of Lake McDonald, along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, captured by photographer Mallory Wilson.
Going to the Sun will be dyed on Willow sock yarn, 80% Superwash Blue-Faced Leicester and 20% nylon, with 420 yards per skein. Willow is Scarlet's favorite sock yarn: "The BFL has a long staple length, which makes it more durable and resistant to pilling, yet it's still soft."
Please note that the two photos show the yarn reskeined to mix up the colors.
Scarlet is also dyeing a second colorway, inspired by this photo of Acadia National Park, called Nostalgia.
"I grew up in Massachusetts, and the first national park I ever went to was the only one in New England, Acadia. When I was a kid, our family vacations usually involved the seashore, but our trip to Acadia added in dramatic rocky outcrops and thick forests that seemed to spring forth from the ocean, unlike anything I'd seen before. Every autumn I miss New England, and Nostalgia reflects those rich colors that say "home" to me."
Nostalgia will be dyed on Scarlet's Gradient Fingering base, a blend of 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon with a generous 463 yards per skein. It's available as a sock blank or wound into a center-pull cake. Both have the same yardage.
*This is a preorder. Your yarn will ship at the beginning of December.*