Today I'm so excited to finally reveal the May pattern from Club Yumi: Springtime Flow! This is one of those patterns that is much more simple than it seems and once you get the patterning down, you'll be flying through the rows. I was lucky enough to work with the team at ModeKnit Yarn (Annie Modesitt's hand-dyed yarn company) for this month's kits, and am so pleased to announce that this kit features 2 skiens of ModeFlax Sport. The color-ways that I've selected are Hydrangea Flow (purples) and Cuckoo Wasp Flow (greens). In sticking with the flora-theme, Club Yumi subscribers will also be receiving packages of Seed Bombs from Pulpa in their kits.
Springtime Flow is the perfect summery scarf to tuck into your bag or toss around your shoulders when there is a bit of a breeze out. It features fields of stockinette and intarsia diagonals of the Daisy Stitch. Normally, I avoid intarsia like the plague because all the yarns tangling together really stresses me out, but it was unavoidable in this design and I kept it to a minimum so even the most inexperienced intarsia knitter will be able to accomplish it easily. Besides, if more than 2 colors were used at a time, the gradient effect of the yarns would be spoiled. So, nice and simple it was.
The pattern begins at the narrow end of the scarf and gradually grows until the third Daisy Stitch section has been completed, there is a quick section of decreases and the pattern is finished with a slightly pointed end and one final stripe of Daisies. Because of the large amount of Stockinette, I've added an I-cord edge to the entire design which helps it to lay nicer and provides a bit of structure to the whole piece.
I absolutely love this linen yarn from ModeKnit Yarn! They do a beautiful job making subtle, lovely gradients and this base is probably my favorite linen that I've come across, it's less crunchy than most and doesn't hurt my hands to work with. It also blocks out really well and has an excellent drape which is why I wanted to make it into a Summer scarf. One of the other aspects of linen that most people forget about is that it kind of likes taking a bit of a beating as it will get more drapey and lovely over time by washing and drying it in the machine. (I do recommend taking it out while a bit damp so that you can do some blocking with it.)
Something else that is super exciting about this round of Club Yumi Kits is that I've completely sold out of the Glorious Gradients Trio Subscription Kits! This means that the only way to get the kits is to purchase an individual kit when it launches each month. Unfortunately, this also means that there are no more spots available to get the bonus free gifts (like the Seed Bombs featured above) each month for the remainder of this trio. However, there are still a few spots left in the Loving Local Trio of kits that will be launching in July. So, if you would like to get the discounted club pricing and the monthly freebies I would suggest signing up while there are still spots available. Click below to check it out and save your spot.
I just want to thank you all so much for your support and excitement for these kits and patterns. I'm working very hard right now to bring you some more wonderful kits and there are a few events coming up that should be super exciting and I can't wait to share them with you. If you're on Instagram and we aren't already friends, please follow me (@YumiYarns) and tag me in your posts so that I can see what you're making. It's so exciting to see what everyone is making and how each person puts their unique stamp on their projects. I can't wait to see your creations!